|Salary:||£29,636 to £44,737 Research Fellow £44,737 per annum / Research Associate £29,636 - £43,439 per annum|
|Placed On:||1st December 2022|
|Closes:||14th December 2022|
- ABOUT US -
We are a university with a national and international reputation for excellence, innovation and regional engagement, making a major contribution to the economic, social and cultural development of Northern Ireland.
Our core business activities are teaching and learning, widening access to education, research and innovation and technology and knowledge transfer.
- THE ROLE -
In the years 2014-2017 a research group conducted a large population-based case-control study, the” Northern Ireland Baby Hearts Study”, which set out to test whether common risk factors (low folate/folic acid and its nutritional context, maternal smoking, maternal obesity, maternal antidepressant use and its mental health context), were associated with risk of CHD, as well as examining a range of other maternal diseases, medications and exposures as risk factors.
Our findings added to the previous evidence base to show potential for public health approaches to help prevent CHD in future by modifying environmental factors.
We now wish to evaluate the physical health, developmental and educational outcomes of this cohort, and to investigate any potential impact of periconceptual, antenatal and postnatal environmental factors on these outcomes.
We wish to appoint a Research Fellow to work with the research team to investigate this study cohort.
Appointment will ideally be made at Research Fellow level, however, if appointment at this level is not possible, consideration will be given to appointment at Research Associate level.
This position is full-time, fixed term for 36 months.
- ABOUT YOU -
The postholder will be required to hold:
- A degree in healthcare or in the social and behavioural sciences.
- PhD or equivalent in a relevant discipline. Candidates who are about to submit their PhD thesis within the next six months will also be considered.
- BENEFITS -
- Competitive salary.
- Generous annual leave entitlement promoting a healthy work/life balance - plus, an additional 15 days per year when the university is closed.
- Enrolment in USS pension scheme – employer contribution of 21.6%, employee contribution of 9.8%.
- An environment that supports flexible working and allows you to balance both work and home life.
- An open and inclusive environment that celebrates and welcomes diversity.
- Onsite and discounted sports/gym facilities (3 months free gym membership at either the
Jordanstown, Coleraine, or Magee Campus).
- Cycle to Work Scheme.
- Discounted eye tests with subsequent competitive prescription lenses and frames.
- Exposure to the very latest in cutting edge technologies including Dell, Aruba, Checkpoint, and Avaya, feeding your passion for IT.
- Autonomy in your role to make impactful decisions and changes to company processes.
- ATHENA SWAN STATEMENT -
Ulster University holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality in higher education, read more on our website. The University has a range of initiatives to support a family friendly working environment, including flexible working.
The University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community, particularly from those with disabilities. Appointment will be made on merit.
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