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Research Fellow - Health Sciences

School of Health Sciences

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £32,817 to £46,718 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Friday 20 December 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 26 January 2020
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  097419

We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow in Health Sciences to help us build our expertise and research capacity within the School and contribute to our vibrant body of researchers. The post-holder will have a range of quantitative and/or qualitative research skills and a strong enthusiasm and passion for improving patient care.

This position is a fixed-term position until 30th November 2020.

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 assessment. In addition to this, we have been awarded Gold for our Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Research within the school is 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, workforce organisation and wellbeing (WOW). The post-holder is expected to contribute to the fields of cancer care and/or long-term conditions and it would be an advantage if they had an interest in digital health.  The School has recently relocated to a state-of-the-art Facility on the 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 and capacity.

In order to help build our research capacity and capability in line with the School’s research strategy, the ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • a doctoral qualification in a health-related discipline
  • experience of conducting health services research
  • experience in the fields of cancer care, long-term conditions and/or digital health whilst not essential would be an advantage. 
  • enthusiasm, flexibility and energy
  • capability of working autonomously (with guidance)

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.

The University is easily accessible by road, rail and bus and is a short distance from both Heathrow and Gatwick airports.

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Emma Ream via email on

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