Research Fellow-Faculty of Engineering and Environment

Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne (GB)
£35,844 - £40,322
16 Jan 2020
End of advertisement period
16 Feb 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

City Campus, Newcastle

Contract Type: Fixed Term for 6 months
Working Type: Full Time

Northumbria University is a partner on the NiHR funded project, “Football Fans and Betting (FFAB): a feasibility study and randomised pilot trial of a group-based intervention to reduce gambling involvement among male football fans.” We will be developing a personal tracking / diary application for use by participants in the intervention.

The project will be led by the University of Glasgow with partners throughout the UK, including football clubs and third sector organizations.

The holder of this role will contribute to the design and development of a web and mobile diary application. We are looking for someone with strong software development skills, ideally in cross platform development (e.g. React, Flutter, etc.) and experience building on platforms including Firebase. Alternatively, you may have strong skills in prototyping, requirements analysis, user research, interaction design, and/or user centered design.

Applicants should have excellent interpersonal skills required for working with diverse partners and stakeholders. The ability to work through unclear and conflicting requirements and deliver a quality end product will be important.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Dr John Rooksby:

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now', and submit a Covering Letter and your CV, including a full list of publications where relevant and any documents specifically requested in the Role Description and Person Specification, such as a sample of written work or journal article. 

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN (Bronze) award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network which delivers information and support to professional researchers.  

Please note this vacancy will close on 16/02/2020