Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Applied Health and Social Sciences

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

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Applied Health and Social Sciences (SHSC0148)

We would like to recruit an enthusiastic, early career researcher to join the People, Health and Communities research group as a post-doctoral research fellow. This is a unique opportunity for a postdoctoral researcher to develop their career in applied health and social science research in the School of Health Sciences.
You will join a vibrant team of trans/interdisciplinary researchers working in issues of marginalisation and equity particularly in relation to healthy active ageing, mental health and drug harm and prevention.

Your priorities will include:

  • Strengthening research in applied health sciences;
  • Contributing to existing and planned activity, including projects, proposals, grant capture, knowledge mobilisation, and publications;
  • Developing your own research objectives and projects;
  • Developing collaborative links with researchers within the University and from other institutions &
  • Engaging in postgraduate teaching.

Who we’re looking for:

  • You will have expertise in one or more research skills, including qualitative and /or quantitative methods including evidence synthesis, 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, third sector organisations, patients, carers and local communities.
  • An early career postdoctoral researcher.

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 individual and population health and care. 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.

The School boasts an inspirational, skilled, friendly and enthusiastic team whose research and education activities have real impact. Staff are encouraged to share ideas to promote excellence within the School help in transforming the lives of others. They are supported to undertake continuous personal and professional development which will contribute to enhancing knowledge and skills within health sciences research.

We are one of the UK’s leading universities – internationally recognised for our expertise across a range of disciplines and research breakthroughs in multiple areas, including science, medicine and engineering, amongst many others.

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).

For further information about this position please contact Professor Judith Sixsmith,

The post is full-time, fixed term contract for 24 months.

Online interviews will take place week commencing 21st November 2022.