NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) Research Fellow in Public Health

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Job Description

We are pleased to invite applications for a four-year fixed-term NIHR Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Public Health 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 Public Health Theme. The post offers an excellent opportunity in several aspects of academic life including conducting research in a range of relevant Public Health topics, developing collaborations and enhancing project management skills.

The Public Health Theme focuses on improving health and reducing need among older patients with multiple conditions and younger people at time of transition. It has established a programme of work focussing on care homes and home care in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Theme has a strong focus on Looked After Children, the impact of early family life on health, and the intersection between sexual and mental health in younger people. It has a particular interest in co-producing research to benefit coastal and other remote communities, and marginalised groups within more affluent populations.

The post holder will provide direct research support to Jackie Cassell in her role as ARC KSS Public Health 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 Public Health Theme.

The role is critical to the overall delivery and success of the ongoing ARC KSS Public Health programme of research described above. The post holder must be highly self-motivated, organised and have considerable interpersonal skills. You will 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 ARC KSS Research Fellows and PhD students in Public Health and Primary Care. The appointed candidate will be supported to develop appropriate research interest and projects within the Public Health 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 Jackie Cassell , Deputy Dean, copying in Ms Kitty Pert (NIHR ARC administrator)

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How to apply

Download our academic application form – Dec 2020 [DOC 199.50KB] and Personal details and equal opportunties form [DOC 108.50KB] 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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