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Research Fellow in Applied Health Research - School of Health, Well-being and Social Care (HWSC)

The Open University - WELS (Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies)

Location: Milton Keynes, Work from home
Salary: £43,414 to £51,805
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 28th November 2022
Closes: 4th January 2023
Job Ref: 20557
 

Location: Milton Keynes with remote working

This post is based at Milton Keynes with remote working.

Change your career, change lives

The Open University is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education.

The Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) is home to the OU’s courses and research on a wide variety of subjects ranging from nursing and social work, to transformative education, sports performance, modern languages and linguistics. Our work enhances the lives of millions of people throughout the world as we advance the OU’s mission of social justice and social mobility.

The role

This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated post-doctoral Research Fellow to join the School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care at The Open University to work with our Professor of Nursing to develop a program of multidisciplinary research in Applied Health. The role will involve writing and contributing to research funding bids; planning, co-ordinating and implementing research programmes; contributing to the development of articles suitable for publication in high quality academic journals; contributing to, facilitating and documenting knowledge exchange and impact activities; and capacity-building and mentoring, amongst other activities. 

Skills and experience

  • A completed PhD in a health-related discipline relevant to applied health research. 
  • A demonstrable interest in applied health research relevant to the discipline of nursing and allied health professions.
  • A strong record of research that is commensurate with the position
  • Evidence of high-quality academic skills, including the capacity to interpret relevant literature, develop conceptual frameworks and contribute to academic debates and communicate at a sophisticated level.
  • Experience of authoring or co-authoring academic outputs (e.g. journal articles, research reports).
  • Experience in relevant applied health fieldwork methods (e.g. survey development and administration, conducting and analysing semi-structured interviews or focus groups).
  • Ability to work collaboratively across disciplinary and organisational boundaries and work effectively with academic and non-academic partners

More information can be found in the Job Description.

If you would like to have an informal discussion about the particulars of this post before making an application, please email Professor Felicity Astin (Felicity.Astin@open.ac.uk) and/or Dr Liz Tilley (Elizabeth.Tilley@open.ac.uk).

If you would like to discuss the application or recruitment process before making an application, please contact Donna Elstob at Resourcing Hub on 01908 655544 or email donna.elstob@open.ac.uk quoting the reference 20557.

What you get in return

We have a strong commitment to providing training and development in and beyond your current role. This includes thorough induction into the organisation and regular reviews of your training and development needs.

We also offer a great range of benefits that support our employees and their families for the long term. Staff Benefits include an attractive pension proposition and 33 days holiday per annum pro rata, plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days. 

How to apply

For further information on how to apply please visit the posting on the OU jobs page:

Research Fellow in Applied Health Research - School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care (HWSC) | Employment (open.ac.uk)

Closing date:      4January 2023 – 12:00 noon
Interview date: 20 January 2023

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