Institute for Lifecourse Development Research Fellow

Greenwich, United Kingdom
£34,304 to £39,739 plus £3762 London weighting per annum
05 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
25 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty of Education, Health and Human Sciences

Location: Greenwich Campus
Salary: £34,304 to £39,739 plus £3762 London weighting per annum
Contract Type: Fixed Term - 23 Months
Closing Date: Tuesday 25 January 2022
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: 3011

Nurturing Tomorrow’s Leaders

The University of Greenwich is investing in research across the institution.  As part of this, we are recruiting an early career Research Fellow to partner with existing research ILD Centres, and develop their academic career with us. The successful candidate will be appointed for a period of two years. 

Faculty of Education, Health and Human Sciences

Institute for Lifecourse Development

As part of a significant long-term plan to build internationally leading research, practice and teaching in the Faculty, we have created a new multi-professional and multidisciplinary Institute for Lifecourse Development. The Institute works with our extensive network of external partners to focus our interdisciplinary expertise. The Institute is a key anchor resource where professionals, researchers and stakeholders from public, charitable and voluntary organisations can work together to develop effective and lifecourse solutions and tackle the grand challenges society faces through effective research, training and practice. The successful applicant will work with existing staff in the Institute for Lifecourse Development 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 Professor Rosana Pacella, (

We are specifically looking for researchers whose interests and expertise lie in areas relevant to Centres within the Institute.

Additional information

The Fellowship offers:

  • 2 years competitive salary (AC2), following the University’s Research Career Pathway.
  • Extensive career development support through the ILD and GRE Research and Enterprise Training Institute.

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 Centre, Institute and University more broadly.
  • Potential to act as an ambassador in their research field.

How to apply

The application process requires the candidate to complete a formal online application. The candidate will be required to supply a research grant proposal in the format of a discipline-specific UKRI application.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview.

For informal enquiries you can contact the Director of the Institute, Professor Rosana Pacella on

Should you have any queries please contact the HR Recruitment Team on

We are looking for people who can help us deliver our mission of transforming lives through inspired teaching and research, through our values.

The university welcomes people from diverse and underrepresented communities who can help the university to achieve its mission.

We do this through taking positive action such as encouraging applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Time to Change Employer Pledge/Mentally Healthy Universities, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff, and removing barriers to improve inclusion.

We encourage applicants to disclose experience of mental health problems so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Any information disclosed will be kept confidential and separate from the job application form.

We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

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