Research Fellow, Human Development and Health

Southampton, United Kingdom
£34,314 to £35,308 Pro rata per annum
29 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
25 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Human Development and Health

Location:  Southampton Science Park, Chilworth
Salary:   £34,314 to £35,308 Pro rata per annum
Part Time Fixed Term - 14 hours a week until 31/03/2024
Closing Date:  Tuesday 25 April 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2239223AF

An exciting opportunity is available for a researcher to join an established research team within the NIHR ARC Wessex, working in the area of Ageing and Dementia.

The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting interviews and focus groups as part of a new study looking at the use of digital health technology for people with neurological conditions. There will also be opportunities for data analysis, authoring academic papers and assisting on future grant applications. 

Applicants will have a relevant PhD, be working towards a PhD or have equivalent research-related qualifications. They will have experience of qualitative research. Experience of quantitative or mixed methods research, experience of research in the area of digital health technology, and experience of writing academic papers would be beneficial. Successful applicants will have demonstrated their ability to work independently and efficiently in a research context. 

The post is fixed term for 10 months initially, with potential to extend (subject to funding), and will be offered at 0.4FTE from June 2023. Flexible working or job share will be considered. 

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Dr Sarah Fearn ( or Prof Chris Kipps (

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As part of our commitment to your wellbeing, we offer an occupational pension scheme and generous holidays (20 days annual leave plus bank holidays and additional University closure days).

A standard 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. 

The Faculty of Medicine holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award demonstrating commitment to equal opportunities and gender balance in the workplace. The Faculty recognises that applicants may seek flexible working patterns which will be considered as part of the recruitment process. For further information including key benefits designed to help maintain and support employees' well-being and work-life balance, please see our working with us website pages.

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