Research Fellow

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7081227 (Ref.No. MHIHS1279)
Posted: July 16, 2021

Job Description

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge?  Do you have a background in older people  / frailty research?  Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?


This Research Fellow role will be part of the Improving Care for Older People with Frailty theme in the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration - Yorkshire and Humber (ARC YH). The theme is led by Andrew Clegg, Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Academic Unit for Ageing and Stroke Research, University of Leeds.   A range of projects are planned within this ARC theme with the overarching aim to improve physical and mental health of older people living with frailty, including care home residents, and generate major health and care efficiency savings. More details are available:


Work has been undertaken to identify research priorities from the perspectives of older people with frailty, care home residents and wider stakeholders. This role will focus on intervention development targeting one of these identified priorities.


This is a great opportunity to work with internationally renowned experts in applied health research. Advice and guidance will be available from partners within the Older People with Frailty theme which includes colleagues with expertise in clinical trials, methodology, statistics and implementation science. This opportunity will thus provide the successful applicant with a firm foundation to progress a successful career in applied health research.


You will have a PhD (or submitted but not yet examined) in a topic relevant to older people/frailty in the context of applied health research.  


The post will be based in the Academic Unit for Ageing and Stroke Research which is in the Bradford Institute for Health Research on the Bradford Royal Infirmary site.


To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Anne Forster, Head of Academic Unit

Tel: +44 (0)1274 383446; Email:         


Further Information

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. The School of Medicine gained the Silver award in 2016.  We are committed to being an inclusive medical school that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  Leeds Institute of Health Sciences (LIHS)
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (24 months due to external funding)
Release Date:  Thursday 15 July 2021
Closing Date:  Thursday 05 August 2021
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  MHIHS1279

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.


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