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Research Fellow in Health Innovation

University of Plymouth - Faculty of Health - Peninsula Medical School

Location: Plymouth
Salary: £35,326 to £40,927 per annum - Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th October 2021
Closes: 25th October 2021
Job Ref: A8038

The University of Plymouth (UoP) has an exciting opportunity to be part of a new, progressive, and cutting-edge area of research as part of its Centre for Health Technology. The role will primally contribute towards the E-Health Productivity and Innovation in Cornwall (EPIC2) & Healthy Ageing through Innovation in Rural Europe (HAIRE) projects.

You will undertake research and evaluation, qualitative and quantitative data analysis, plan and deliver workshops and stakeholder events, undertake fieldwork at the pilot sites across the UK & EU (mainly BE, FR and NL), plan and write academic papers and reports as well as material for policy audience, and attend and present at relevant conferences.

You will possess a relevant PhD in Social Science/Psychology discipline or a related field of study and have a track record of working collaboratively with a diverse range of project partners. Knowledge of Social Networks methodology or the ability to learn it quickly is highly desirable.  Experience in eHealth and a knowledge of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly will be a major advantage.

The is a full-time position working 37 hours per week on a fixed-term basis until 31 March 2023 due to funding by the European Regional Development Fund (EPIC2) and Interreg 2 Seas (HAIRE).

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Arunangsu Chatterjee via email

Please note, due to the COVID-19 pandemic the University is currently implementing a number of safety measures as per Government advice therefore the successful applicant may be required to work from home in the first instance.

Flexible working options including job share will be considered.

Closing Date: 12 Midnight, Monday 25th October 2021

The University of Plymouth is a diverse, welcoming community where everyone makes a difference and is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. To find out more about our inclusive community, initiatives such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter and our range of benefits / support mechanisms such as flexible working, staff networks and enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave please visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages

We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups at the University of Plymouth, such as BAME/BIPOC and LGBT+.

The Faculty of Health holds a Silver Athena Swan Award and the University holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award which recognises commitment to advancing women’s careers in STEMM academia.

Staff appointed within the Faculty of Health may be able to join the NHS pension scheme subject to eligibility criteria.

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