Research Fellow, School of Health Sciences

Southampton, United Kingdom
£32,348 to £39,745 per annum
29 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
19 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Health Sciences

Location:  Southampton General Hospital
Salary:   £32,348 to £39,745 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (12 months)
Closing Date:  Monday 19 December 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2080422CF

Multicath Research Fellow

Help deliver a critical new clinical trial in self-catheterisation

Make a real difference to the lives of catheter users UK-wide as you develop your own healthcare expertise. You’ll be joining a large, multi-centre, government-funded research trial which involves people who self-catheterise. We’ll train you in participant engagement and the administration of clinical data, making this an ideal opportunity for someone with a background or strong interest in healthcare who wants to broaden their experience and enhance their research skills. 

The role

You’ll be appointed as a Senior Research Assistant or Research Fellow, depending on your level of qualifications. The trial compares the sole use of sterile disposable catheters with mixed use of both sterile and reusable catheters. Working as part of a larger team, you’ll help us identify and recruit participants, randomise them to one of the two routes through the trial and then follow them up monthly for 12 months. 

About you

We’re happy to consider people from a broad range of backgrounds but you are likely to have some background in healthcare or social care. While this could be practical experience, you might have a PhD in a health or social care field, and/or be a Qualified Nurse, or possibly be a postgraduate researcher with relevant interests. Above all, we’re seeking someone who can communicate effectively and empathetically with patients and members of the public. You’ll need to be quick to learn but we’ll look for evidence that you can plan and co-ordinate research activities, solve problems and build strong professional relationships.  A standard/enhanced DBS check is required for this role.

Applications 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 completion of PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given 

About us

The University of Southampton (UoS) is in the top 1% worldwide and currently ranks in the top 100 QS World University Rankings (2019). It represents a research-led Academic Institution with strong inter-disciplinary research activity. This research fellow post will be based in the School of Health Sciences, which is at the forefront of world-class teaching and research. It has a culture of collaboration, discovery and excellence, pioneering advances in clinical practice to shape the future of healthcare delivery. The Bladder and Bowel Management group  in the School of Health Science, has an established programme of research focusing on research related to continence products led by Professor Mandy Fader.

We are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect, and equality of opportunity. We select candidates based on merit and aspire to thrive in the diversity of our workforce.  We welcome applications from all candidates with an interest in the role and those who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. We encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic communities, people who identify as LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities.  

How to apply 

For additional information/informal enquiries before submitting your application, contact Professor Mandy Fader, ( or Margaret Macaulay (

Please include a covering letter and full CV in your application.

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 Michelle Jose (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email Please quote reference 2080422CF on all correspondence.

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