FEH, Research Fellow, Institute of Lifecourse Development

London, United Kingdom
£33,199 to £38,460 plus £3640 London weighting per annum
09 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
31 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty of Education & Health

Location:  Greenwich and Avery Hill
Salary:  £33,199 to £38,460 plus £3640 London weighting per annum
Contract Type:  Fixed Term
Closing Date:  Saturday 31 August 2019
Interview Date:  To be confirmed  

The University of Greenwich is investing in research across the institution.  As part of this, we are recruiting two high-quality, independent early career research Fellows to partner existing research groups, who will develop their academic careers with us. Successful candidates will be appointed for a period of three years. Subject to satisfying performance criteria and budgetary constraints, it is anticipated that these Fellows will transition into academic posts at the end of the Fellowship period.

Faculty of Education and Health

Institute of Lifecourse Development 

As part of significant long-term plan to build internationally leading research and teaching in the Faculty, we are creating a new multi-professional and multidisciplinary Institute for Life course Development. The Institute will work with our extensive network of external partners to focus our interdisciplinary expertise around the health, education and wellbeing of vulnerable and marginalised people in the community, be they children at risk, people with chronic illness, the aged, or people who are victimised or stigmatised. The Institute will be a key anchor resource where professionals, researchers and stakeholders from public, charitable and voluntary organisations can work together to develop effective and life course solutions and tackle the grand challenges society faces though effective research, training and practice. As part of this, we have an exciting opportunity for four outstanding early career researchers to join us. The successful applicants will work with our existing staff to build on the interdisciplinary expertise in the faculty, particularly within the disciplines of Psychology, Health, Social Care and Education.  

You will be working with a range of high-quality researchers under the leadership of Dr Lesley Dibley, Dr Sharon Weldon, Dr Claire Monks and Professor Derek Moore (

We are specifically looking for researchers whose interests and expertise lie in areas relevant to health and/or workforce development and who would work closely with experienced colleagues in either of the two Centres below.

The Centre for Managing Disease, Aging and Chronic Conditions, (led by Dr Lesley Dibley) where we already have research expertise in relation to arthritis, diabetes, IBD and Dementia, sports injuries and exercise interventions, nutrition interventions and cost-effectiveness of care and quality of life.

The Centre for Workforce Development (led by Dr Sharon Weldon) brings together our expertise in integrative care pathways across professions, leadership skills, effective communication in education, healthcare and medical teams, effective pedagogy and career coaching.

Additional information

Each Fellowship offers:

  • Three years competitive salary (AC2), starting Autumn 2019, following the University’s Research Career Pathway.
  • Extensive career development support, including participation in a mentoring scheme associated with the Research and Enterprise Training Institute.
  • The linking of the Fellowship to an established academic post, subject to performance against high-quality performance thresholds and the continued right to work in the UK.
  • Start-up support to facilitate the incorporation of the Fellows research activity.

The Leaders Scheme is designed for early career researchers, and it is expected that candidates would normally have between three and six years post-doctoral experience. Candidates will be assessed on their track record relative to their career stage, personal aspirations and collaborative potential to the existing research excellence within the recruiting unit.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate:

  • An outstanding track record of research, including high-quality publications, research funding and/or prizes and awards.
  • Evidence of a growing reputation, both nationally and internationally.
  • An aptitude to lead and inspire others within the research team and institution more broadly.
  • Potential to act as an ambassador in their research field.

How to apply

The application process is a two-stage one; (1) it requires you to contact your host Faculty/Department to discuss your research aspirations, and to (2) also complete a formal online application. You will be required to supply a research grant proposal in the format of a discipline-specific UKRI application. 

  • Contact your Faculty / Department to discuss your research aspirations, using the named contact details provided above.
  • Complete the online, formal application form which will solicit your CV and a UKRI research proposal.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview.