Clinical Research Fellow in Digital Healthcare Ref 10839

School/department: Brighton and Sussex Medical School / Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Hours: Full time. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need)
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contract: fixed term for 6 months, with possibility of extension (subject to funding) 
Reference: 10839
Salary: starting at £36,333 to £43,155 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 03 March 2023
Closing date:  16 March 2023.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date:  20 March 2023
Expected start date: As soon as possible

Job description

We are looking to recruit a fellow to support the work of the sustainable healthcare group at Brighton & Sussex Medical School.  The post is offered initially for six months, but there may be opportunity to extend beyond this period. 

Digital healthcare is part of the solution to streamlining care pathways, to improve pathway efficiency, and reduce financial and carbon costs. 

Working with the research team and the company Open Medical you will lead work to look at how digital technology can streamline pathways.  Initially this will focus on pathways in Ear Nose and Throat surgery, and will examine pathways at the point of referral for elective or emergency care as well as pathways before and after planned operative interventions.  You will record qualitative data that will inform projected pathway efficiencies, financial savings, and reduced patient journeys (and associated carbon footprint).  You will interview staff for their opinions on the technology and workflow.

BSMS is a leading research institution in the field of sustainable healthcare.  Open Medical has over a decade of experience in providing data driven and digital solutions to optimizing clinical workflows (  This is a University and industry collaboration, with academic independence.

You will be supervised by Professor Mahmood Bhutta at BSMS, and Prof Dimitra Petrakaki at the University of Sussex.

Please contact Professor Mahmood Bhutta at for informal enquiries.

The University is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEMM) at Sussex.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download the full job description and person specification (reference number 10839) (PDF XKB)

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

Visa Sponsorship Queries:

This role has been assigned an eligible SOC code and meets the salary requirements for Skilled Worker Sponsorship if full time. Please consult our Skilled Worker Visa information page  for further information about Visa Sponsorship.

Please note that this position may be subject to ATAS clearance if you require visa sponsorship.

How to apply

Download our clinical academic application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 268.50KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and complete all sections.

Email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to  

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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