Postdoctoral Research Associate/ Postdoctoral Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow

Exeter, Devon (GB)
see advert for details
August 01 2019
Health Sciences, Other, Other
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

College of Medicine & Health 

This full time post is available from 1 October 2019 on a fixed term basis until 30 September 2024.  

The starting salary for Postdoctoral Research Associate will be from £29,515 up to £34,189 on Grade E, depending on qualifications and experience.

The starting salary for Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be from £35,211 up to £43,261 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.

The starting salary for Senior Research Fellow will be from £44,559 up to £58,089 on Grade G, depending on qualifications and experience.

Summary of the role

The College of Medicine and Health wishes to recruit a researcher (Postdoctoral Research Associate, Postdoctoral Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow) to work on projects related to implementation science and knowledge mobilisation in health services research. You will work on a range of existing and new projects as well as playing an active role in identifying new topic areas for development.

About you

Postdoctoral Research Associate

You will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD (or be nearing completion) or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

You will be able to develop research objectives, projects and proposals; identify sources of research funding and contribute to the process of securing funds and make presentations at conferences and other events.

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study. You will be a nationally recognised authority in health services research, implementation science or a related area and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies. You will also be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required.

Senior Research Fellow:

Applicants will be able to contribute to the development of research strategies; participate in the overall management of the College in areas such as strategic planning, budget management and business planning; plan and deliver research, consultancy or similar programmes and actively seek and secure research funding.

You will possess a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study.

At Senior Research Fellow level, you will be a nationally recognised authority in the area within their research field and possess in-depth understanding of implementation science to enable the development of new knowledge and understanding within the field. In addition, you will provide academic leadership to research teams, lead and develop internal and external networks, and develop links with external contacts in order to foster collaboration and generate income

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

Our research income in recent years means we’re fastest growing UK Research University and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework) and we encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.

With over 22,000 students and 5,500 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

Further information

Please contact Dr Iain Lang, or (01392) 726087 or 07500 786180 or Dr Jo Day, (01392) 726089. 

Applications should be made via our website. For more information (including the job description and person specifications) and to apply online please go to Please state the role you wish to apply for within your application.  

The closing date for completed applications is 12 September 2019. Interviews are expected to take place on 27 September 2019.

We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.

This role may be subject to additional background screening.

The College is proud to have a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment and impact to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects.  Our inspiring stories tell you more about how we support our staff, including through a mentoring programme to help our staff learn from the professional and life experience of colleagues and explore opportunities and actions for career progression.