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Research Fellow (Research Adviser with Research Design Service South East) (0.5 full-time equivalent)

School of Sport and Health Sciences

Location:  Brighton - Falmer
Salary:  £36,382 to £43,434 per annum
Fixed Term End Date: 30/09/2023
Closing Date:  Sunday 26 June 2022
Reference:  HE4034-22-214

We are seeking a Research Fellow to come and join the NIHR-funded Research Design Service (RDS), based at the University of Brighton. You will be part of a team that provides advice for clinical, practitioner and academic staff applying for research funding in applied health, social care and public health.

The Sussex RDS, based at University of Brighton, is part of the wider South East RDS and works in conjunction with colleagues within the region as well as the Brighton and Sussex Clinical Trials Unit, the NIHR Clinical Research Network, the Applied Research Collaboration Kent Surrey and Sussex and other stakeholders.

We are interested in applicants who:

  • Are self-motivated with an ability to work independently
  • Have previous experience in research design and a good knowledge of different research methods
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Have experience in contributing to research grant applications

Knowledge of research within the NHS, public health or social care is also desirable. 

Advisers are encouraged to undertake continual professional development specially around patient and public involvement and engagement (PPIE) and equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). Applicants with an interest and/or experience in qualitative methods, collaborating with industry are welcome, as are those with expertise in research impact and dissemination. If successful, you may have opportunities to develop your own research interests and may be able to collaborate with grant applicants where appropriate.

This post is part-time (0.5FTE) and is fixed term until 30th September 2023.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to:

Prof Jörg Huber, Director RDS SE (telephone: 0771 475 9559; email:

Further details:

The University is committed to an inclusive environment which embraces equality and diversity in our working, learning, research and teaching environment. We particularly encourage applicants from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background because the university is underrepresented by BAME staff.

Further information about working for us, as well as the wide range of benefits we offer, can be found in the working with us section of our vacancies page.



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