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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Dundee - Population Health and Genomics

Location: Dundee
Salary: £32,236 to £39,609 per annum (grade 7).
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd October 2018
Closes: 25th November 2018
Job Ref: SMED0452

The Centre of Public Health and Nutrition Research team and Centre for Research into Cancer Prevention and Screening (CRIPS) within the Division of Population Health and Genomics have an exciting opportunity for a motivated Post-doctoral Research Fellow. The successful applicant will join an experienced team under the supervision of Professor Annie Anderson.

The role holder will join the team working on delivering research duties across differing projects. Currently research is based within the established projects of Actwell study, BeWEL evaluation, Scottish Cancer Prevention Network projects on learning about cancer and screening in nursing and allied health professionals and communications on cancer risk in men.

The University of Dundee enjoys an international reputation for excellence that attracts top-class students and academics from across the world – with over 140 countries represented in the University community. You will be based at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, one of Europe’s largest teaching hospitals where the School of Medicine provides outstanding opportunities in medical education and training supported by world class research facilities.

Your priorities will include:

  • Take an active role within the Scottish Cancer Prevention Network (SCPN), including preparing communications for professional and lay audiences and coordination for annual survey.
  • Assist in the development, delivery and presentation of research related to cancer prevention and screening.
  • Regularly disseminate findings by taking the lead in preparing publication materials for referred journals, presenting results at conferences, or exhibiting work at other appropriate events (including general public).
  • Supervise the work of less experienced research staff, students and interns.
  • Co-ordinate administrative tasks associated with specified research funding, for example organisation of project meetings and documentation. Implementation of procedures required to ensure accurate and timely formal reporting and financial control.

Who we’re looking for:

  • A PhD in relevant subject, or MSc and extensive relevant experience.
  • Excellence in quantitative research methods.
  • Experience with qualitative research methods.
  • Health Professional or Psychology/Communications background preferred but not essential.
  • Evidence of strong planning and organisation skills.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team, with a positive attitude to colleagues and students.
  • Ability to present at national/international conferences, or other events.

The calibre of research at Dundee is high, with 95 per cent of staff working in areas of national or international excellence. Dundee benefits from a developed network of inter-disciplinary researchers collaborating across various Schools across our community.

Part Time and/or Job Share Applications will be considered.

For further information about this position please contact Professor Annie Anderson at To find out more about Centre of Public Health and Nutrition Research and Centre for Cancer Prevention and Screening please visit

The diversity of our staff and students helps to make the University of Dundee a UK university of choice for undergraduate, postgraduate and distance learning. Family friendly policies, staff support networks for BME and LGBT staff, membership of Athena Swan and Stonewall as well a full range of disability services, create an enjoyable and inclusive place to work.

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