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Senior Research Fellow in Digital Health

Bradford, West Yorkshire (GB)
£46,974 - £54.395
Closing date
19 Apr 2024

Job Details

Thanks to Expanding Excellence in England funding, the University of Bradford’s Centre for Digital Innovations in Health & Social Care is embarking on an exciting programme of rapid growth. We are seeking a dynamic and ambitious researcher to play a pivotal role in supporting the growth of the Centre. You will have a PhD in a subject area relating to health services research/digital health or demonstrate equivalent experience. You will also have experience of contributing to the design and/or evaluation of digital innovations in health or social care.

Our Centre is multidisciplinary, undertaking high quality co-created applied research that (i) informs the design and implementation of new technologies in national and international health and care systems; and (ii) explores the impact of such technologies on patients, service users, carers, and health and social care professionals. Employing theory-driven approaches for design and evaluation, the Centre’s research offers an understanding of the contextual factors that impact the success of an innovation, informing both future technology design and its implementation. Research in the Centre is mixed method, combining qualitative data that delivers deep insight with the quantitative data that caters to the needs of policymakers.

This is an indefinite position. In years 1-3, the successful candidate will be expected to develop their own programme of research. In years 4 and 5, additional responsibilities related to teaching and administration will be introduced. Subject to meeting defined objectives, at the end of the five years, they will become an Assistant Professor, with the option to apply for promotion to Associate Professor at this point. While this is an indefinite position, funding is currently only confirmed for 5 years but we will work with the successful candidate to secure funding for their position beyond this.   

Shortlisting will be undertaken blind and based on the information entered in the application. If shortlisted, you will be contacted and requested to provide a CV.

We are willing to consider job share for this position.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role informally before applying, please contact Professor Rebecca Randell:

In return, we offer: 

  • Excellent salary package £46,974 - £54,395 per annum 
  • Generous pension scheme through USS. Universities Superannuation Scheme   
  • Annual leave starting at 30 days, plus an additional eight bank holidays and five customary holidays (taken at Easter and Christmas) per year. 
  • Family friendly policies. 
  • Multiple staff support networks. 

We are a family-friendly University with an agile workforce and are open to flexible working arrangements


The University of Bradford is one of the world’s great technology universities providing high-quality teaching that is underpinned by cutting-edge research with practical applications to solve tomorrow’s problems. The University is committed to helping all its students to lead fulfilling lives, become global citizens, and make a difference to the world.

With 50 years of academic excellence behind us as a University, we have continued to grow our international reputation and course provision. We have always been pioneers in developing new course subjects, reflecting and anticipating the needs of employers, our students, and of society as a whole.

We continue to feature among the world’s best in many areas. We are in the top 200 of the world’s most international universities, we are in the global top 100 of universities under 50 years old, our executive MBA is again in the world top 100 and we have won a host of further awards and recognition for our staff, disability support and our green campus.

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