Senior Research Fellow

  • Job Reference: UOS041225
  • Date Posted: 7 June 2024
  • Recruiter: The University of Sheffield
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  • Location: The Wave, 2 Whitham Road, University of Sheffield, S10 2AH
  • Salary: £59,421 to £66,857
  • Sector: Education, Science & Technology, Higher Education
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly-motivated individual to join the ESRC and NIHR-funded Centre for Care and provide research leadership on digital technologies and care. Working with a team of
outstanding researchers at various career stages, you will help lead, deliver and develop innovative research and impact. You will develop programmes of inclusive seminars on technology and care and workshops for colleagues to support the use and development of theory. You will also lead on ethics and data management for the Centre.

We would love to hear from applicants who have a track record for world leading research publications, grant capture, and societal impact through their research in adult social care. You will have:
• managed and delivered research projects and published findings in world-renowned journals and public and sector-facing outputs
• knowledge and expertise in an area of research which aligns with the Centre for Care’s Digital Care Research Theme
• experience of working with colleagues to develop new research ideas and developing partnerships and collaborations beyond academia to deliver impactful research.
• an understanding and experience of ethical approval processes and data management requirements
• experience of developing and maintaining a network of contacts related to care outside of academia and internationally.

What We Offer

● 41 days annual leave (including closure days and Bank Holidays), with the possibility to purchase up to ten additional days.
● Up to 5 days of paid time off to cover emergency caring responsibilities.
● A commitment to work life balance including, flexible working opportunities and hybrid working where possible.
● A highly competitive pension scheme.
● Discounts at participating shops and cinemas, and a cycle to work scheme.
● A commitment to your development, with programmes, learning modules and mentoring schemes.
● An inclusive and diverse workplace.
● A commitment to your wellbeing, with confidential emotional support, support for those going through the menopause, experiencing fertility treatment and having a baby, paid leave for IVF treatment and more.
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We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and University. This post is suitable for flexible or full-time working. We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

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