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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

The University of Edinburgh - School of Health in Social Science

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £37,099 to £44,263 Grade UE07, per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 6th December 2023
Closes: 12th January 2024
Job Ref: 9125

Fixed term, 24 months from Spring 2024

Full-time (35 hours per week). We are also open to considering requests for hybrid working (on a non-contractual basis) that combines a mix of remote and regular on-campus working. 

The Opportunity 

The School of Health in Social Science is recruiting a Postdoctoral Fellowship as part of the Edinburgh Career Development Scheme. The aim of this Fellowship is to provide support for an outstanding researcher, in the immediate postdoctoral stage, to strengthen their research and develop their academic career. This would offer the successful postholder an opportunity to develop into a research-active academic at the University of Edinburgh.

Applications are welcome from candidates who were awarded a PhD between 1st January 2020 and 30th November 2023.  

Within the School of Health and Social Science, the Fellow will be linked to one of our Research Centres or established Research Groups, contributing to the School’s research excellence through a range of activities including delivering high-quality research, bidding for and implementing funded research, developing their public engagement and impact around research, and enhancing their networks and professional skills. 

The Fellow will also benefit from links to our Subject Areas (Clinical and Health Psychology, Nursing, and Counselling, Psychotherapy and Applied Social Sciences)

Our Centres are: 

  • Edinburgh Centre for Research on the Experience of Dementia 
  • Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy
  • Centre for Applied Developmental Psychology
  • Centre for Creative-Relational Inquiry
  • Centre for Homelessness and Inclusion Health 

In addition, we also have a number of formal Research Groups : 

  • Contextual Mental Health, 
  • Digital Mental Health, 
  • Eating Disorders, 
  • Neurodiversity, 
  • Forensic Mental Health, 
  • Social Justice and Health Inequalities,
  • Health Care Systems, 
  • Global Public and Mental Health, and 
  • Suicide Cultures. 

The School has an interdisciplinary research culture and substantial impact through a portfolio of internationally focussed research and strong links within the wider university and other organisations including Edinburgh Neuroscience, Edinburgh Mental Health and Edinburgh Futures Institute. There are also long-standing collaborations with statutory and third sector organisations in health, policy, education, and social care. We strive to offer an academic environment that is inclusive, equitable and celebrates diversity in all forms, for staff and students, by engaging in work that enquires into, challenges, and re-shapes our School culture and practices.

Your skills and attributes for success: 

We are looking for a researcher who can: 

  • Engage in and conduct cutting-edge, impactful interdisciplinary research within and potentially across at least one of the above academic areas.
  • Contribute to, and develop their own externally funded research
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