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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Essex - Institute of Public Health and Wellbeing

Location: Colchester
Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th January 2022
Closes: 27th February 2022
Job Ref: REQ05538

The Institute of 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 IPHW will advance the University’s mission of excellence in education and research, for the benefit of individuals and communities

We now seek to appoint three full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellows who will be responsible for contributing to and/or coordinating the work of the IPHW in one (or at the intersection) of the following areas:

  1. Health informatics/digital health 
  2. Global health and wellbeing
  3. Human rights and health
  4. Health policy, health intervention, and translational/implementation research in health care

The successful candidates must have an exceptional aptitude for analytical and critical thinking specific to their area of expertise; strong communication capabilities; motivation for problem solving; aptitude for interdisciplinary research and teamwork; and ability to work and learn independently.

While the candidates will lead on their specific area of expertise, they will collaborate closely with colleagues within the IPHW to develop novel interdisciplinary approaches/ideas across the four pillars of the IPHW.   

Duties of the Role

During the period of the Fellowship the post holders 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.

A full list of duties can be found within the jobpack attached.

Skills and Qualifications required

The successful candidates will have a publication record appropriate for their level of experience 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 or should be close to the completion of a PhD (writing up or under examination).

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 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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