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Research Fellow - Digital Health (0.6 FTE)

School of Health Sciences

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £32,817 to £36,914 per annum pro rata (0.6 FTE)
Fixed Term
Post Type:  Part Time
Advert Placed:  Tuesday 19 November 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 15 December 2019
Interview Date:  Tuesday 07 January 2020
Reference:  092019

To build on the expertise in digital health across the university the School of Health Sciences is seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to support the development of cross-faculty digital health research at The University of Surrey. Not only will this include supporting the development of grant applications but also setting up and running a patient and public involvement panel and helping to organise sandpit events between researchers, users and industry partners. This post offers a unique opportunity to work at the heart of the translation of next generation technology to address major healthcare challenges.

This is a fixed-term project of up to seven months.

The ideal candidate will have experience of conducting digital health research and evidence of working with both patients, the public and industry partners to develop joint innovative research projects. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to communicate with a wide range of people as well as strong project management skills. The post holder will have a track record of publications and grants applications. 

Sitting within the University’s Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, the School of Health Sciences has achieved substantial success and is currently ranked 4th by the Complete University Guide 2020 and 4th by the Times and Sunday Time Good University Guide 2020. The School is a leading provider of undergraduate and postgraduate education and is in the top 10 in the UK for research following the last Research Excellence Framework exercise. In addition to this, we have been awarded Gold for our Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

The School offers a wide range of innovative programmes in the field of Health Sciences. Research within the school is diverse, and focused in six distinct areas: cancer care, digital health, long term conditions and elderly care, acute and emergency care, ethics and compassion in care, maternal, child & family health, and clinical innovation. The School has recently relocated to a state-of-the-art facility on Surrey Research Park.  Housed in the Kate Granger Building, the School has modern and innovative teaching, simulation and study spaces which support the student journey.  Research facilities and staff areas within the School also ensure modern working environments to enhance creativity.

The University of Surrey is the recipient of four Queen’s Anniversary Prizes. As a Bronze Athena SWAN award holder, Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Confident employer, we are committed to supporting equality, diversity and inclusion.

In addition to salary you will receive a generous annual leave entitlement and excellent development opportunities. Our benefits package includes discounted membership to the Surrey Sports Park and nursery on site.

We are pleased to advise that you may be able to continue to pay into the NHS pension scheme; this facility enables you to continue to contribute towards your existing NHS pension despite no longer being employed by the NHS. Access to the NHS pension scheme will only be available if certain criteria are satisfied, so if this is something you wish to investigate, please do check directly with the University of Surrey Pensions Office at

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