Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (Fixed-Term)

Opening Date:
19 Sep 2014
Closing Date:
16 Oct 2014
Salary Range:

Starting salary from £27,874 – £32,277 per annum with further progression opportunities to £35,256

The School of Health and Social Care seeks to appoint two Post-Doctoral Research Fellows, for a fixed term period of one year on a full time basis, starting as soon as possible. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a PhD to advance their academic career by joining a vibrant research-led school. Our research puts people at the heart of our endeavours, addressing growing distrust and uncertainty in care systems and practice.

You will have an undergraduate degree in a relevant health or social science discipline and a PhD in a relevant subject area. It is expected that your research will contribute to one of the following academic areas (a) Research into Education; (b) Research in Social Work, Social Policy, Sociology & social anthropology; or (c) Research in midwifery, nursing, public health, physiotherapy & nutrition. These mirror the following units of assessment in the REF: UoA 25, 22, 23 or 3.

You will have the ability to plan your own day-to-day research activity and workload within the framework of the agreed programme and to work effectively with a team of researchers. Excellent communication and writing skills are essential. Please refer to the job description for the full person specification.

The School of Health and Social Care at Bournemouth University (BU) is a modern and innovative institution (BU has over 17,000 students including students from over 100 countries). It has a strong research culture. In the last Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), eight out of ten areas assessed were judged to be ‘world leading’ and BU was the fourth most improved university in the UK for the quality of its research. HSC, one of the eight areas submitted, had 10% of research activity graded 4* and 30% graded 3*.

This post is available as a fixed term contract for 1 year with a start date no later than 1 January 2015.

A satisfactory DBS Disclosure is required.