Research Fellow x 2 - NIHR Applied Research Collaboration Kent Surrey Sussex Ref: 10103 / 10104

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).
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contract: Fixed term for 2 years
Reference: 10103 / 10104
Salary: Grade 7 starting at £35,333 to £42,155 per annum, pro rata. Grade 8 starting at £43,414 to £51,805 per annum, pro rata.
Placed on: 04 November 2022
Closing date:  01 December 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: TBC
Expected start date: 01 January 2023 or as agreed thereafter

Job description

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

The two posts are 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 holders will benefit from support across the ARC KSS themes and a national peer cohort of dementia researchers across the 15 ARC’s nationally to build their research career and leadership skills.

The post holders will provide direct research support to Professor Naji Tabet in his work as ARC KSS Dementia Theme Lead. The post holders will conduct research in line with the Living Well with Dementia portfolio of research. The dementia research topics undertaken will include researching approaches reducing loneliness/isolation for those with dementia living alone or in hard-to-reach areas. E.g., deprived coastal communities and rural populations.

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.

Download job description and person specification Ref 10103 / 10104 [PDF 91.23KB]

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 academic application form [DOC 199.50KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

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

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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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