NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) Primary Care Research Fellow Ref 4753

School/department: Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Hours: Full time. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term for 4 years
Reference: 4753 
Salary: starting at £33,797 to £40,322 per annum
Placed on: 15 October 2020
Closing date: 16 November 2020. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.

Job description

We are pleased to invite applications for a four-year fixed-term NIHR Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Primary Care based at the Department for Primary Care and Public Health, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Brighton. The post is funded by the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration Kent Surrey Sussex (ARC KSS) and the appointed Fellow will work within the Primary and Community Health Services Theme. The post offers an excellent opportunity in several aspects of academic life including conducting research in a range of relevant primary care topics, developing collaborations and enhancing projects’ management skills.

The post holder will provide direct research support to Professor Harm van Marwijk in his work as ARC KSS Primary and Community Health Services Theme Lead. The post holder will conduct research in line with the portfolio of research and will gain a full understanding of the research programme and its goals, as well as the working of the ARC KSS Primary and Community Health Services Theme.

The role is critical to the overall delivery and success of the ongoing ARC KSS Primary and Community Care programme of research. The post holder must be highly self-motivated, organised and have considerable interpersonal skills. You need to manage your own time and performance, and that of others, while monitoring the work of the complex network of researchers. You must be strongly proactive, knowledgeable and able to solve complex problems while knowing when to refer a problem up.

The appointed candidate will work in a vibrant research environment joining other Primary Care Research Fellows and several Primary and Community Care PhD students. The appointed candidate will be supported to develop appropriate research interest and projects within the Primary and Community Health Services Theme and will be encouraged to publish widely and apply for grants both offered by NIHR or other funders.

About the NIHR and ARCs

The NIHR ARC KSS is one of 15 ARCs across England, part of a £135 million investment by the NIHR to improve the health and care of patients and the public. The mission is to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research. Working in partnership with the NHS, universities, local government, other research funders, patients and the public, the NIHR delivers and enables world-class research that transforms people’s lives, promotes economic growth and advances science. The 15 ARCs work collaboratively to address national research priorities.

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Harm van Marwijk (, Professor in General Practice and Head of Primary Care and Public Health.

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How to apply

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