Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellow in Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
26 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
27 Mar 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Sport Science
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellow
Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation
Full time, Fixed Term (3 years)
Salary:    Grade 6 £34,520 - £38,832

Northumbria University, Newcastle is a research-rich, business-focussed, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, and with a campus in the heart of London’s financial district, Northumbria University is located in the UK’s best two cities for students. At Northumbria we are global in our scope and reach, with operations in London, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Singapore, and we remain the largest English provider in Hong Kong. The University continues its strong commitment to internationalism, including its valuable and long-standing links with Europe.

To further strengthen our world-leading research areas, we are investing to develop exciting opportunities in multi-disciplinary research. The Integrated Health and Social Care multidisciplinary research theme is a university wide initiative which draws together groundbreaking research focused on providing interventions that optimise the health and well-being of individuals and groups throughout the life-course. 

We are seeking to appoint a talented postdoctoral researcher with expertise and experience to complement existing research strengths. Individuals with skills and experience in the following areas are encouraged to apply: (i) health intervention research, with an emphasis on investigations of structured exercise and/or physical activity interventions in health or chronic disease; (ii) skeletal muscle biology in relation to health, human performance or chronic disease; (iii) neurophysiological mechanisms of fatigue and/or neurophysiological adaptations to exercise training in relation to health, human performance or chronic disease/rehabilitation. You will be based in the Department of Sport, Exercise & Rehabilitation at City Campus, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and will have access to extensive, world-class facilities and instruments to conduct high quality research.

You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your extensive knowledge and subject expertise through individual and collaborative academic activity. Successful candidates will be selected according to the excellence of their research profile and plans, and the extent to which their research interests complement the Integrated Health and Social Care theme.

The Fellowship will be for three years in the first instance with the expectation of progression to a permanent academic position at the end of the Fellowship subject to satisfactory progress.

For informal enquiries about this post, please contact Professor John Saxton, Head of the Department of Sport, Exercise & Rehabilitation in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, via email at Please visit our websites for more information on the Department’s research activity ( and for additional details about the Integrated Health Social Care research theme

Depending on the nature of research, some posts may be exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 therefore the successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check.

For more information about the role and to apply please visit –

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN (Bronze) award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Closing Date: 27th March 2018