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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Exeter - College of Medicine and Health

Location: Exeter
Salary: The starting salary will be from £36,382 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd June 2022
Closes: 21st July 2022
Job Ref: P83553

This National Institute of Health Research Policy Research Programme) funded post is available from 1st September 2022 to 31st December 2024.

The posts

The College wishes to recruit up to 1.0 FTE Postdoctoral Research Fellows with systematic review expertise. You will join a small, focussed team, the Exeter PRP Evidence Review Facility tasked with addressing priority questions for the Department of Health and Social Care. This programme of work represents an exciting opportunity to conduct innovative evidence syntheses which aim to embed evidence into the development and implementation of health policy

This role offers the opportunity for hybrid working – some time on campus and some from home.

About you

You will:

  • possess a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study
  • be a nationally recognised authority in evidence synthesis and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies
  • have sufficient specialist knowledge to conduct high quality systematic reviews, or complex systematic literature searches to support the responsive evidence syntheses being undertaken by the ERF
  • be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required
  • be able to develop research objectives, projects and proposals
  • identify sources of research funding and contribute to the process of securing funds and make presentations at conferences and other events

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

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

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022).  

Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and our world-leading research impact is growing faster than any other Russell Group university (2021 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. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City 

Further information

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Jo Thompson Coon j.thompson-coon@exeter.ac.uk or (01392) 726066

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