Research Fellow in Primary and Community Care Research Ref: 6933

School/department: Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Hours: full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be  considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term until 31 August 2022
Reference: 6933
Salary: starting at £34,304 to £40,927 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 8 November 2021
Closing date: 1 December 2021.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: As soon as possible
Previous applicants need not apply

Job description 

  • We are looking for a postdoctoral candidate with a background in social sciences, psychology, epidemiology or public health.
  • We are looking for an enthusiastic mixed-methods researcher with an interest in place-based implementation and improvement research in health and social care.
  • The post-holder will cover a dynamic and broad portfolio of projects which aim to improve primary and community care for marginalised groups in Kent, Surrey and Sussex.
  • Projects focus on mental health, chronic unexplained conditions, marginalised communities and health inequalities.
  • They should have excellent communication and team-building skills, be able to join and forge networks across the region, and help to build capacity for the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration in Kent, Surrey and Sussex (ARC KSS).
  • Experience in both quantitative and qualitative methods and systematic reviewing is essential.

Please contact Elizabeth Ford (  Harm van Marwijk ( ), or Sonia Khan (  for informal enquiries. Part-time and job-share candidates will be considered, please contact Dr Ford to discuss.

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

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