DenTCRU Research Dentist

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7090026 (Ref.No. MHDEN1201)
Posted: December 3, 2021

Job Description

Are you a dentist who has a research background and are keen to gain further research experience and knowledge? Do you want to work with a group of inter-disciplinary academics and develop your clinical research skills? 

We are looking to recruit an experienced dentist who will be work on the BRIGHT Trial and be directly responsible for leading a dental team in secondary school settings. You will be responsible for the conduct of the team and will lead on collecting clinical oral health measures and diagnosis of dental disease from secondary aged children in a school setting. You will also be responsible for building research capacity in primary care dentistry and growth of DENTPRIME nORtHERN (Dental Primary Care

Oral health Research Network) – our regional primary care research network. You will also be engaged in RAISED [Research Activity in Schools Evaluating Dental & Oral health] in Yorkshire (RiY) research delivery across secondary and primary schools and training of participating Foundation Dentists.

You should have experience of research and/ or project management and in working with non-NHS communities. Evidence of successful work with young people is highly desirable. You should be highly organised, motivated, competent in working to tight deadlines and able to communicate effectively to a range of audiences in both oral and written mediums.   

The BRIGHT research will be undertaken in 10 Secondary Schools and is restricted by the schools’ availability to accommodate the research team within their autumn and winter timetables so a high degree of flexibility will be required. As part of this, and to maximise data collection, we would expect the successful candidate to take annual leave during school holidays. The BRIGHT trial requires >1000 pupils to have a dental examination between September 2021 and February 2022.

As an international research-intensive university, we welcome students and staff from all walks of life and from across the world. We foster an inclusive environment where all can flourish and prosper, and we are proud of our strong commitment to student education. Within the Faculty/School of «Name» we are dedicated to diversifying our community and we welcome the unique contributions that individuals can bring, and particularly encourage applications from, but not limited to Black, Asian, people who belong to a minority ethnic community, people who identify as LGBT+; and people with disabilities. Candidates will always be selected based on merit and ability.

Further Information

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The School of Dentistry holds a Silver Athena Swan award. We are committed to being an inclusive 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:  School of Dentistry
Category:  Research
Grade:  Off grading structure
Salary:  £34,563 to £64,298 p.a.
Working Time:  0.4 FTE
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (until 31/03/2022 due to external grant funding)
Release Date:  Thursday 02 December 2021
Closing Date:  Thursday 09 December 2021
Reference:  MHDEN1201


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.