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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Exeter - College of Medicine and Health

Location: Exeter
Salary: From £36,382 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 20th August 2021
Closes: 20th September 2021
Job Ref: P77854

This new part-time post is available from 01/01/2022 on a fixed term basis until 31/12/2024 

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university in the top 200 of universities worldwide. We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, and have achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017. We have over 22,000 students and 4600 staff from 180 different countries and have been rated the WhatUni2017 International Student Choice. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today, with 98% of our research rated as being of international quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. 

The post  

The College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to participate in the RecoverED (Development and testing of an intervention to improve Recovery after an Episode of Delirium) research programme. In RecoverED we will be developing a home based rehabilitation intervention to help improve recovery after delirium for older people who have experienced delirium while in the acute hospital. This NIHR funded post is available between 01/01/2022 – 31/12/2024. The post will be extendable for a further 2 years subject to a satisfactory programme report submitted to the funder. The successful applicant will work closely with the principal investigator and co-investigators, to contribute to and help shape the development of the RecoverED programme, ensuring that project targets are delivered on time and on budget.   The postholder will co-ordinate project activities and the work of a small staff team. 

About you 

The successful applicant will be able to develop research objectives, projects and proposals and make presentations at conferences and other events. 

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study. The successful applicant will be a nationally recognised authority in ageing/dementia and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies. The successful applicant will also be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required. Applicants will have experience in coordinating and managing clinical research studies, excellent organisational skills and the ability to produce written material promptly and to a high standard. 

What we can offer you 

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly 
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave(up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy 
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon

For further information please contact Professor Louise Allan, e-mail or telephone (01392) 72605.  

The starting salary will be from £36,382 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.   

The closing date for completed applications is 20/09/2021. Interviews are expected to take place on 11/10/2021.

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