Enhancing Lives through Participation, Activity and Rehabilitation Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Opening Date:
29 Oct 2022
Closing Date:
24 Nov 2022
Salary Range:

Enhancing Lives through Participation, Activity and Rehabilitation Post Doctoral Research Fellow (SHSC0147)

We would like to recruit an enthusiastic and experienced researcher to join the ELPAR research group as a post-doctoral research fellow. This is a unique opportunity for a postdoctoral researcher to develop their career in rehabilitation and recovery research in a School that promotes interdisciplinary working and innovation.

You will join the vibrant ELPAR Team (Enhancing Lives through Participation, Activity and Rehabilitation) in the School of Health Sciences. You will work within one or more research themes within the team: rehabilitation and recovery in stroke and other disabling conditions, physical activity promotion, self-management of long-term conditions. You will have expertise in rehabilitation science, applied psychology/behavioural science, health services research, health technology assessment, or outcomes research to support the work of our themes, but will also be supported to develop your own aligned research interests. We collaborate widely with academic and professional colleagues, and with service users, third sector, and community stakeholders and groups, locally, nationally and internationally.


Your priorities will include:

  • In collaboration with ELPAR team members you will be expected to contribute to existing and planned activity, including projects, proposals, grant capture, knowledge translation /mobilisation, and publications, with opportunity to develop your own research objectives and projects with researchers from across the University and from other institutions.

Who we’re looking for:

  • PHD or equivalent;
  • You will have expertise in one or more research skills, including qualitative and /or quantitative methods, ethics applications and data handling and management.
  • You will have a background in a health or social science discipline and be committed to the use of evidence to improve health and care; and to working in partnership with academics, practitioners, patients, carers and communities.
  • A commitment to interdisciplinary research and active engagement with policy and practice.

Appointment as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant on the Grade 7 salary scale is dependent upon you having been awarded a PhD. An appointment may be considered if you are shortly expected to be awarded a PhD. In this case the initial appointment would be made as a Research Assistant on the Training Grade 7 salary scale (Spinal Point 25 – 28).

The School of Health Sciences at the University of Dundee has a vibrant academic community, with a skilled and enthusiastic team, delivering a range of education programmes and undertaking world-leading research that directly enhances health outcomes. The School of Health Sciences (Dean: Prof Linda Martindale) undertakes healthcare research to promote health, well-being, social participation and caring throughout the lifespan. The majority of the School’s research was classed as ‘internationally excellent’ in terms of originality and significance in the Research Excellence Framework 2021.