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Senior Research Fellow

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We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and well organised person to join the Stroke Research Team, one of the largest stroke research teams in the world, to undertake patient-centred applied research to transform care and outcomes. This is a fixed term contract due to limited funding.

The post-holder will contribute to the research profile of the University by conducting world-leading research in Stroke. The post-holder will be supported by experienced researchers, whilst further developing their own skills and experience in health research.

The post-holder will, with support from existing colleagues and the Director, lead the delivery of the Lancashire research Institute For Global Health and Wellbeing (LIFE). The post-holder will have responsibility for the day-to-day operational management of the Institute working alongside experienced colleagues.

The Institute supports, encourages and enables the development of high quality, impactful, transdisciplinary, internationally significant research partnerships and studies focussed on health and wellbeing. Working with existing departments and structures within UCLan, and with external organisations, the post-holder will ensure that effective systems and processes are in place within UCLan to potentiate research and to ensure global health and wellbeing research funding awards are managed well. The post-holder will participate in research, teaching, management and leadership activities to enhance the profile of the Institute and support the wider activities within the University.

The successful applicant will hold a Doctorate in a health-related subject. They should have the proven ability or potential to generate external funding (grants, contracts, etc.) to support high-quality research projects and previous experience of bidding for research project funding from major funding sources (e.g. research councils, European union, major charities, government).

The successful applicant will have collaboration and networking skills as well as planning and organisational skills and be able to produce high quality research outputs of 3* (international quality) or 4* (world-leading level) that have significant impact in the field, for publication in monographs or recognised high-quality journals, as appropriate.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Dame Caroline Watkins ( ) or 01772 895542.

Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. This position is based in Preston.

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We are proud to be a diverse, multicultural university. We are committed to building a truly inclusive culture where diversity is championed. Applications are particularly welcomed from individuals who will support the diversification within the University and support its development of a culture that is inclusive and welcoming to all.

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Applicants applying for roles in regulated activity and that are listed as an exception under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 will be required to disclose any spent and unspent convictions and undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check at the appropriate level, UCLan will only ask an applicant to make an application for a DBS check if they are legally entitled to.

Senior Research Fellow

Hitchin, UK

Published on 17/02/2024

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