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VACANCY: Research Fellow (2 positions available)

Vacancy ID: 7801

Location: Leicester

Department: Diabetes Research Centre

Vacancy terms: Full-time/part-time (min. 0.8FTE/30hrs pw) or job share, fixed term to 31.03.2026

Salary details: Grade 8 £47,047 to £52,841 per annum pro rata

Hours per week: 37.5

Advert closes midnight on: 13 Jun 2023

About the role

These posts are for a senior highly skilled postdoctoral researcher to join an established, successful research team to contribute to a programme of work which aims to address health inequalities and improve health outcomes in people with multiple long-term conditions (MLTCs), as part of the Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) East Midlands, based at the Leicester Diabetes Centre (LDC).

The LDC is internationally recognised for its research in diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and also hosts the NIHR Global Research Centre for MLTC, Centre for Ethnic Health Research (CEHR) and NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC). The post provides an excellent opportunity for an ambitious researcher to contribute to the ongoing development of our Research Centre.

About you

Alongside your PhD (or equivalent qualification/demonstrable experience) you will have experience in qualitative data analysis and trial experience, staff management or academic mentorship and be able to work with colleagues to develop and shape the future research programme as well as supervise PhD students. A significant degree of autonomy is required and there is an expectation to work independently on own tasks and goals whilst supporting research colleagues.  The postholder will be experienced, which is reflected by a growing reputation in their field of research. We are looking for two academic leaders in the field of Health Inequalities and Multiple Long Term Conditions. 

Additional information

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Carol Akroyd at 

As part of the University’s ongoing commitment to professional development, this role will also be considered on a seconded basis for existing staff members. Please ensure this is discussed with your line manager prior to applying. More information regarding secondments can be found here.

The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.

As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, we embed the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. That includes not just our core missions of teaching and research, but also our support for staff, students and our local community through our values of Inspiring, Impactful and Inclusive.

We’re committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.

How to apply

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Published on: 24 May 2023