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FEH - Research Fellow (Institute of Lifecourse Development)

Faculty of Education & Health

Location:  Greenwich and Avery Hill
Salary:  £33,797 to £39,152 plus £3706 London weighting per annum
Contract Type:  Fixed Term - 2.5 Years
Closing Date:  Thursday 12 March 2020
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  1917-R

Nurturing Tomorrow’s Leaders

The University of Greenwich is investing in research and recruiting high-quality, independent early career Research Fellows to work in existing research Centres. Successful candidates will be appointed for a period of 2.5 years. Subject to performance and budgetary constraints, it is anticipated that Fellows will transition into academic posts at the end of this period.

Faculty of Education, Health and Human Sciences

Institute for Lifecourse Development

Long-term we plan to build internationally leading research and teaching in the Faculty and have created a new multidisciplinary Institute for Lifecourse Development. The Institute works with external partners on applied aspects of cognition & learning from early childhood to adult learning, and on supporting mental health and wellbeing throughout a person's life. The Institute enables professionals, researchers and stakeholders from public, charitable and voluntary organisations to work together to develop effective lifecourse solutions and tackle the grand challenges society faces though effective research, training and practice. The successful applicant will work with existing staff to build on the interdisciplinary expertise in the Faculty under the leadership of Prof Rosana Pacella, Dr Damian Poulter, Prof Paul McCrone, and Prof Derek Moore (;;;

We are looking for researchers with interests and expertise in areas relevant to mental health and/or thinking and learning and who would work closely with experienced colleagues two of our Centres:

The Centre for Thinking and Learning (led by Dr Damian Poulter) where we have expertise in applied cognitive science and education that relates to thinking and learning across the lifespan.

The Centre for Mental Health (led by Prof Paul McCrone) which focuses on research into understanding and supporting mental health and wellbeing throughout a person's life.

Additional information

Each Fellowship offers:

  • Competitive salary (AC2), following the University’s Research Career Pathway.
  • Extensive career development support, including participation in a mentoring scheme associated with the Research and Enterprise Training Institute.
  • The linking of the Fellowship to an established academic post, subject to performance against high-quality performance thresholds and the continued right to work in the UK.
  • Start-up support to facilitate the incorporation of the Fellow’s research activity.

The Leaders’ Scheme is designed for early career researchers, and it is expected that candidates would normally have between three and six years post-doctoral experience. Candidates will be assessed on their track record relative to their career stage, personal aspirations and collaborative potential.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate:

  • An outstanding track record of research, including high-quality publications, research funding and/or prizes and awards.
  • Evidence of a growing national and international reputation.
  • An aptitude to lead and inspire others within the research team and institution more broadly.
  • Potential to act as an ambassador in their research field.

How to apply

The application process has two stages: (1) it requires you to contact one of the Centre leads or the Institute director to discuss your research aspirations, and (2) to complete a formal online application. As part of the interview you will be required to do a 10-minute presentation on a research study that you have been involved in. 

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview.

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. 



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