Research Fellow, Nursing, Midwifery and Health

Southampton, United Kingdom
£31,406 to £38,587 Per annum
22 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
17 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Nursing, Midwifery and Health

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £31,406 to £38,587 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term until 30th September 2024
Closing Date:  Wednesday 17 August 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1910522CF

We wish to appoint a Research Fellow to support applied health research studies related to ageing and dementia. You will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the research activities including participant identification and recruitment; data collection, entry and analysis; preparation and drafting of reports, papers and communications. You will join a multidisciplinary team of enthusiastic clinicians and researchers across the Faculty of Medicine, the School of Health Sciences at the University of Southampton and a wider network of collaborating organisations in Wessex. You will be based in the Ageing and Dementia theme within the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) Wessex and the postholder will work closely and collaboratively with the NIHR ARC Wessex and partner organisations. 

The NIHR ARC Wessex conducts applied health research with the aims to improve outcomes for patients and public; improve quality, delivery and efficiency of health and care services; increase the sustainability of health and care systems locally and nationally, through collaborative partnership. It has four thematic programmes of work:

  • Ageing and Dementia
  • Healthy Communities
  • Long Term Conditions
  • Workforce & Health Systems

You will have a PhD or equivalent professional research-relevant qualifications in area(s) relevant to applied ageing and dementia health research with good knowledge of UK care systems and processes for people with complex health needs. You will also have a good understanding and experience of qualitative research methods, including analysis of qualitative data. Excellent organisational and communication skills are also essential to this role, as is the ability to work as part of a team. This post is full-time funded by NIHR ARC Wessex, for a fixed term period until September 2024. Salary will be between £31,406 and £38,587 will be determined by qualifications and previous experience. 

Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.  The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

Informal enquiries are very welcome. Please contact Dr Kinda Ibrahim or Professor Jackie Bridges for further information. 

Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Jane Sturgeon (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email  Please quote reference 1910522CF on all correspondence.

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