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Senior Research Fellow (maternity cover)

University of the West of England, Bristol

Location: Bristol
Salary: £40,927 to £51,799 pro rota per annum (grade H)
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th September 2021
Closes: 13th November 2021
Job Ref: R02849

About us:

We are seeking a Senior Research Fellow on a part-time fixed-term basis to cover maternity leave.  The role holder will oversee two exciting externally-funded research projects focused on improving psychological support and healthcare for individuals born with rare craniofacial conditions and their families.  You will be joining an experienced and multidisciplinary team of craniofacial researchers, clinicians, charitable organisations, and public representatives from the UK, USA, and Europe.  Some out of hours working will be required due to the time difference between participating institutions. 

This role will be based at the Centre for Appearance Research (CAR), the world’s largest research group focusing on the role of appearance and body image in people’s lives.  As a centre of excellence for psychological and interdisciplinary patient-centred research, CAR’s research and consultancy informs healthcare and education provision, as well as many other areas of society.  CAR is situated within the thriving Department of Health and Social Sciences, with a strong national and international reputation for high quality teaching and research with real-world impact.

About you:

The role will primarily involve managing the day-to-day running of the two projects alongside our external partners, liaising with other collaborators, and supervising two members of research staff.  Knowledge of visible difference, parent-child wellbeing, and/or chronic health conditions is welcome but not essential.  Experience of qualitative data analysis is also desired.  The role holder will hold a PhD or other relevant doctoral qualification.  Experience of working with a range of stakeholders, including charitable organisations, NHS/international clinical teams, public involvement representatives, and/or other research teams is anticipated.  This is an exciting opportunity to gain experience of working in an emerging area of excellence for the university, and could also offer an opportunity for a Research Fellow to progress.

This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus.

Why UWE Bristol?

With inclusivity as a core value, UWE Bristol recognises the power of a truly diverse university community. We support and celebrate the diversity of our staff and students as a key driver for innovation and success.

In addition to progressive pay rates, we offer a wide range of employee benefits including:

  • a generous holiday allowance of 35 days pro rata
  • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year
  • hybrid working
  • excellent defined benefit pension schemes
  • access to employee assistance programme
  • ongoing learning and development opportunities
  • family friendly policies and wellbeing initiatives
  • onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus.
  • Retail savings via the Wider Wallet scheme
  • option to participate in the cycle to work scheme

Further information

If you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity please contact Dr Nicola Stock on 0117 328 7929 or email:

This is a fixed-term post until May 2022, and is part-time working on a 40% contract.

The University will be implementing a hybrid way of working once restrictions from Covid 19 end, and therefore you will be expected to work on campus for part of your working week. Exact days will be agreed with your line manager.

This post requires basic DBS clearance.

We are unable to provide sponsorship for this role under the Home Office Skilled Worker visa route. As we are unable to sponsor anyone requiring a visa for this role candidates must therefore be able to provide their own right to work in the UK.

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