Research Fellow - NIHR Applied Research Collaboration Kent Surrey Sussex Ref: 10103

School/Department: Centre for Dementia Studies, Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Hours: Part time or full-time hours considered up to 37.5 hours per week. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Fixed term for 2 years.
Salary: starting from £36,333 to £43,155 or £44,414 to £52,841 (depending on post-doctoral experience and clinical experience if applicable), pro rata if part time.
Reference: 10103
Placed on: 23 May 2023
Closing date: 20 June 2023.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: To be confirmed.
Expected start date: 01 September 2023 or as agreed thereafter.

Job description

Applications are invited for a two-year fixed-term NIHR Postdoctoral Research Fellow in dementia based at the Centre for Dementia Studies, Brighton and Sussex Medical School.

The post is funded by the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration Kent Surrey Sussex (ARC KSS) to build dementia research capacity regionally and will be appointed to work within the Living Well with Dementia Theme.

Applications are welcome from those with a range of backgrounds including academic researchers and those with experience of delivering clinical services for people living with dementia.

The post holder will benefit from support across the ARC KSS themes and a national peer cohort of dementia researchers across the 15 ARCs nationally to build his/her research career and leadership skills.

The post holder will provide direct research support to Professor Naji Tabet in his work as ARC KSS Dementia Theme Lead. The post holder will conduct research in line with the Living Well with Dementia portfolio of research. The dementia research topics undertaken will include researching approaches to support people to live well with their dementia.

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Naji Tabet (, Director Centre for Dementia Studies and ARC KSS Dementia Lead.

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.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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

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

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How to apply

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