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Senior Research Fellow- University of Huddersfield

The School of Human and Health Sciences is one of seven academic schools within the University of Huddersfield. The School has a long tradition of providing high quality education and research. The School prides itself on the quality of its teaching, facilities, research and its partnerships with a wide range of regional, national and international stakeholders. We are delighted that such excellence has been endorsed by our students, as they rank us very highly in the national student surveys. Our high-quality education has also been confirmed by professional, statutory and regulatory bodies. The School itself has approximately 3,200 undergraduate students, 1,230 postgraduate taught students and over 230 postgraduate research students. There are approximately 190 academic and 85 administrative, professional clerical and technical staff. The School is accommodated across 3 locations on the Queensgate Campus in the centre of Huddersfield; Ramsden Building, Harold Wilson Building and the Edith Key Building. The School of Human and Health Sciences announces vacancy for the position of Senior Research Fellow.

Location: Huddersfield
Salary: £40,693 to £51,507 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 20th July 2020
Closes: 16th August 2020
Job Ref: R5105
Fixed term for 2 years (37 hours per week)

The School of Human and Health Sciences at the University of Huddersfield is looking to appoint a Senior Research Fellow to join an exciting research project examining the consequences for the health system of Nepal’s move to a federal government structure. The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary team of researchers working on a project funded by the MRC, Wellcome Trust and DFID under the Health Systems Research Initiative. The project is a collaboration between researchers at the Universities of Sheffield, Bournemouth and Huddersfield in the UK and the Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Science and PHASE Nepal in Kathmandu. This project will track, in real time, the massive health system reform process underway in Nepal as a result of the implementation of its new Constitution; in particular the shift to a Federal government system.

This is a two-year project working under the supervision of Prof. Padam Simkhada, Associate Dean International and Professor of Global Health in the School of Human and Health Sciences at Huddersfield University.

The successful applicant will have completed a PhD with at least five years post-doctoral experience and possess good quantitative and qualitative research skills. The candidate must have good understanding of Nepal’s health system and working knowledge and skills on Nepali languages. This is a UK based position which will require frequent visits to Nepal for research activities.

The role is based in the School of Human and Health Sciences at the University of Huddersfield, UK, however, requires frequent travel to Nepal for research activities.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provide overall management of the research project
  2. Undertake the interpretation, evaluation and criticism of existing literature
  3. Critically evaluate and interpret data
  4. Plan, execute and manage a range of research methods appropriate to the research area
  5. Prepare material for peer reviewed publication
  6. Carry out administrative tasks associated with the project or funding, for example, risk assessment, organisation of project meetings and documentation
  7. Carry out undergraduate and postgraduate supervision within the postholder’s area of expertise
  8. Complete research grant reports and funding applications
  9. Contribute pro-actively to the generation of plans and strategies to conduct efficient research
  10. Provide management and supervision of research and support staff, where required
  11. Participate in team meetings and committees, including University committees, as appropriate
  12. Maintain high professional and ethical standards and operate in compliance with legislation and the University’s policies and regulations.
  13. Undertake other duties directed by the Research Leader or Co-Investigator.


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