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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Essex - Institute for Public Health and Wellbeing

Location: Essex
Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 6th October 2021
Closes: 10th December 2021
Job Ref: REQ05164

YUFE Postdoctoral Research Fellow ( at the University of Essex)

Have you recently completed your PhD and have a keen interest in the realm of Citizens Wellbeing? We have a unique postdoctoral opportunity based at the University of Essex closely collaborating with colleagues across the YUFE partnership. YUFE is an exciting initiative that promotes active European citizenship within a shared European environment.

The Institute for Public Health and Wellbeing

The institute is a major University strategic initiative and will be formally launched in February 2022. Leading impactful innovation in public health and wellbeing is a strategic priority for our University as well as our region. The establishment of an Institute of Public Health and Wellbeing (IPHW) will advance the University’s mission of excellence in education and research, for the benefit of individuals and communities.

IPHW will be an international centre of excellence, bringing together research strengths across all three faculties, driving forward research collaborations and developing our strategic partnerships with national and regional organisations including NHS Trusts.

We now seek to appoint a full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellow to support the Institute’s work. The post is fixed term as a Postdoctoral Fellow at salary grade 8 for three years in the first instance.  YUFE Postdoctoral Fellow will be situated within the Institute but will engage in YUFE staff mobility programme, including spending a substantive research project time at another YUFE institution.

During the period of the Fellowship the post holder will undertake research, teaching (to build skills and experience) and administrative duties.  This is to provide a good foundation in higher education practice for the Fellow to be able to take a permanent Lectureship that covers the full range of academic duties at a higher level.

Duties will also include contributing to public engagement and national and international impact activities, developing interdisciplinary collaborations within the Institute and beyond, identifying appropriate sources of external funding and actively participating in the Institute’s workshops and seminars.

The successful candidates will have an excellent publication record and will be able to demonstrate evidence of potential to develop an internationally leading profile in the field. Applicants are required to have a PhD in a subject related discipline awarded within the last three years.

Experience of of successfully delivering teaching or demonstrable potential for achieving this, excellent communication and presentation skills, strong programming skills and experience, along with the potential to innovate research within your field are all essential for this post.

Please apply via this link: The Second YUFE Postdoctoral Programme Call is now open I YUFE 

Please use the 'Apply' button to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here.

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