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NUAcT Fellow: Ageing and Health

Requisition ID:  20268
Location: 

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Fixed Term
Working Pattern:  Full Time/Part Time
Posted Date:  05-Jun-2022

 

We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.

 

Newcastle is an inclusive global University community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.  As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution.

 

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.

 

Salary: £42,149.00 - £50,296.00  per annum

 

Closing Date: 17 August 2022

 

 

Please click here to download the candidate briefing pack for full details on how to apply for this vacancy.

 

Please note we will only consider applications which have attached all the supporting documents listed on pages 16 and 17 of the candidate briefing pack.

 

The Role

 

The NUAcT scheme aims to find and develop our research leaders of the future. In 2022 we are looking to appoint Fellows in a number of ‘opportunity areas’ which align closely with our research strengths, complementing our existing teams and bringing fresh perspectives to our challenges.

 

We are looking for early career researchers with an excellent track record for their career stage and a compelling research proposal. As a NUAcT Fellow, you will have the opportunity to lead your own research programme, build an international reputation, and contribute to multi-disciplinary collaborations across the University and beyond.

 

With the programme’s focus on equality, diversity and inclusion, we are building a diverse cohort of Fellows who will champion others and help us to build a more inclusive research culture across Newcastle University. Our appointments are fully flexible, which means that we can accommodate part-time working as needed.

 

If you share our vision to enhance our diversity and creativity and work together towards a fully inclusive and collaborative culture where everyone’s ideas thrive, we would be incredibly excited to hear from you.

 

The Fellowship will support you to:

  • develop your research ideas through protected research time
  • collaborate with top researchers in Newcastle and beyond
  • develop grant applications to underpin your own independent research programme
  • take part in the supervision of doctoral students
  • establish your leadership in your field
  • work with industrial partners
  • form international partnerships with overseas research groups

 

Ageing and Health at Newcastle University

We are looking to grow our Ageing and Health research in distinctive and innovative ways and welcome candidates from across (and between) all disciplines related to this area.

 

Our NUAcT Fellowships in this area will add a critical component to the translational pipeline, by driving innovation and facilitating interactions with our research institutes, centres and partners. Fellows will be embedded into a supportive multidisciplinary environment which includes the following Newcastle University Centres of Research ExcellenceCancerHealthier LivesRare DiseaseAgeing and Inequalities, Mobility and Transport, Transformative NeuroscienceBiomedical EngineeringChildren and Youth. The newly created, multidisciplinary School X will invite all NUAcT Fellows to come together and explore ideas for inter-disciplinary and cross-sector collaborations.

 

Fellows will bridge and expand our experimental and modelling capabilities from cellular to organism level and increase our translational expertise. They will provide in-depth understanding and fresh insight across health and disease, including in relation to the societal, legal and ethical contexts.

 

For a full list of our opportunity areas within the Ageing and Health theme, and for more information about how we are investing in Ageing and Health at Newcastle University, please download the candidate briefing pack.

 

This is a fixed term role for a duration of 5 years.

 

The Offer - How we will support you

  • A competitive start-up package will be offered:
  • Initial fixed-term appointment for five years (or five years’ full-time equivalent if working part-time) with progression to an open-ended contract subject to successful review.
  • Research expenses up to £50k, subject to research programme needs and partner organisation.
  • Funding for a 3-year PhD student (UKRI rate for Fee and Stipend, Home (UK) level) associated with the research.
  • Dedicated mentors with extensive research expertise and significant project management experience.
  • The opportunity to join and participate in our world-class interdisciplinary research centres.
  • Extensive training opportunities including a bespoke personal development plan.
  • Peer support from a cross disciplinary cohort of talented early career researchers.

 

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • To plan and carry out independent, original research relevant to the strategy of the University, leading to high quality outputs, impact and successful applications for research funding.
  • To initiate and participate in interdisciplinary collaborations, that enable innovative research.
  • To provide guidance and career support to other colleagues and students, including high quality supervision of PhD students, and students undertaking taught programmes.
  • To develop a balanced profile of activities that includes research-led teaching and contributions to the working environment. Whilst the focus of this position is on carrying out independent research, enthusiasm for teaching is expected.
  • To contribute to a positive and inclusive research environment, and actively support the University’s equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) agenda.

 

It is anticipated that you will move to an open-ended contract at the end of your fixed-term period, subject to successful review against the above criteria.

 

The Person

 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Essential

  • A clear vision and plan for developing an independent research programme including plans to attract external research funding.
  • A successful track record of developing and delivering research commensurate with career stage.
  • Understanding of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion agenda and how the behaviours of individuals can contribute to a positive research culture.

 

Desirable

  • Experience of collaborative working, for example, through working with different researchers or research groups, or with other partners beyond academia such as industry, policy makers or community partners.
  • Understanding how to maximise the impact of research, including through outreach, engagement, and partnership building activities.
  • Experience of delivering research-led teaching and supporting the careers of others, for example, through mentoring and supervision.
  • A clear vision and plan for developing an independent research programme including plans to attract external research funding.
  • A successful track record of developing and delivering research commensurate with career stage.
  • Understanding of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion agenda and how the behaviours of individuals can contribute to a positive research culture.

 

Attributes and Behaviour

Essential

  • Willingness to participate in collaborating teams and openness to work in an interdisciplinary way.
  • Desire to contribute to a positive research culture aligned to the University’s four Guiding Principles and its Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy.
  • Willingness to contribute to broader activities that fall within the typical remit of an academic member of staff such as membership of committees, involvement in working groups, EDI activity, outreach, etc.
  • Willingness to develop others, for example, through teaching, mentoring, and supervision.
  • Motivation to contribute to and benefit from the NUAcT cohort activities.

 

Qualifications

Essential

  • PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant area of research.

 

How to apply

 

Please click here to download the candidate briefing pack for full details on how to apply for this vacancy.

 

The full list of opportunity areas under each theme and a timeline for recruitment is available on the NUAcT Website

 

For informal enquiries please contact the NUAcT Team: nuact.admin@newcastle.ac.uk

 

 

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

 

Requisition ID: 20268