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Vacancy for 5 Postdoctoral Positions: Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health

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These five new posts are available from 01 September 2018 (but can start at any time before end of December 2019) either full-time or part-time on a fixed term basis for up to three years in either Exeter or Cornwall.

Please ensure you read the ‘How to Apply’ section on the advertisement for this role on our website before submitting your application.

The Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health is funded by the Wellcome Trust, with additional funding from the University of Exeter. The Centre will bring together more than 30 staff and students who will work collectively to undertake research that helps to create and sustain cultures and environments that enable health and well-being across the life course. Researchers in the Centre will be supported by an interdisciplinary team of academics and will choose an appropriate mentor from the Centre team.

The role

We aim to recruit up to five Postdoctoral Research Fellows or Associate Research Fellows to undertake transdisciplinary and engaged research to address health and environmental challenges facing socially and culturally diverse societies. Applications are welcomed from researchers across the humanities, social sciences, biomedical sciences, and health research.

Applicants will be expected to contribute to the Centre’s research while developing their own research portfolio and will be encouraged and supported to apply for external funding to further develop their own careers. The positions will be of interest to candidates with a desire to work in collaborative teams.

Successful candidates should be able to demonstrate:

  • How their research aspirations and plans fit into the vision and ethos of the Centre;
  • How their research will contribute to developing at least one of the Centre’s interests in `healthy publics’ and its focus on transforming institutions, transforming relations, transforming health across the life course, and transforming publicly engaged research;
  • How their proposed research project matches the research themes of the Centre and overlaps with the interests of the Centre’s current principal investigators.
  • How they meet they meet the person specification for the role;
  • A PhD or equivalent experience.

Applicants are encouraged to discuss and develop their proposals with relevant Centre staff and stakeholders. Please see our current list of partner organisations; we are open to extending this list. Applicants should also consider whether and how their skills, knowledge and experience can help to develop and extend Beacon Projects and PhD projects currently supported by the Centre.

Successful applicants will need to have:

  • Experience in a field of study related to the interests of the Centre;
  • A track record of success commensurate with their career stage;
  • Evidence of how the proposed research will engage or be developed in collaboration with non-academic partners;
  • Knowledge and experience of research methods that will enable them to lead or support transdisciplinary and engaged research projects;
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment and to engage diverse publics with the Centre’s research.

Applications should be made via our website. For more information and to apply online please press the apply button below. Please quote reference number P62566 in any correspondence.

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