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ARC Post-doctoral Fellow

Health Sciences & Wellbeing - School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Location:  Sunderland Campus
Salary:  £40,958 to £51,035 per annum
By annual incremental progression
Hours per Week:  37 - Fixed term for 48 months
Closing Date:  Sunday 05 April 2020
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  0047-20-R
Further details:    Job Description    

Situated within the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, the Helen McArdle Nursing and Care Research Institute carries out applied research across the health and social care settings and has an ambitious growth plan. The University of Sunderland is one of five regional universities which make up the NIHR North East and North Cumbria Applied Research Collaboration (ARC).

The Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) is a collaboration between the region's universities, NHS, local authorities, voluntary organisations, charities and businesses in the region to address major regional and national health and social care issues. There are eight themes within the ARC. Focusing in the ARC theme of Multimorbidity, Ageing and Frailty (MAFF), there is an exciting oppourtunity for a Research Fellow to join our team in the institute and make a positive contrbution to our regional ARC.

The successful candidate will need to hold a PhD or equivalent, have experience of carrying out applied research in health and care settings and have evidence of high quality publications. 

Informal enquiries are welcome to Dr Yitka Graham, Head of the Helen McArdle Nursing and Care Research Institute via email at

Please note that this vacancy is also being advertised to staff eligible for redeployment via the University redeployment portal. Applicants who are eligible for redeployment will be interviewed before any other external candidates are considered.

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Please note that this role is not eligible for Tier 2 sponsorship in accordance with the Home Office Points Based Immigration System.  Should you therefore require further information, please visit the Home Office website

The University of Sunderland is proud to be an equal opportunities employer, treating all applicants equally and ensuring recruitment is based on merit. However we particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are underrepresented within the University of Sunderland at this level/in this area.

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