Research Fellow

University of Aberdeen


Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition


Institute of Applied Health Sciences

Duration of Post

Funding/Activity Limited

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 6 scale, [£36,333 – £39,592 per annum], with placement according to qualifications and experience.

As this post is jointly funded by CSO and Versus Arthritis, it is available for up to 24 months.

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional Research Fellow with experience in quantitative research in healthcare settings (or ideally with some qualitative research experience). The Research Fellow will support delivery of an exciting programme of research as part of the Epidemiology Group’s contribution to the MRC and Versus Arthritis Centre for Musculoskeletal Health and Work ( ). This will include, but is not limited to, working on specific studies such as QUICK QUantifying the Impact of Chronic pain on engagement in paid work ( )  and Making it Work™ ( ). Additionally, the Research Fellow will support the development of new studies, as well as pathways to impact across all CMHW projects. Further information about the Epidemiology Group and specific projects is available from .

The postholder will be responsible for delivering aspects of the studies described above, and for developing new studies. They will be expected to work interchangeably across different studies within the CMHW portfolio, conducting high quality research which embeds PPIE at every stage of the research cycle. The Research Fellow will collaborate as an enthusiastic and effective team member, contributing to the development of the CMHW and the wider contexts of the Epidemiology Group and Aberdeen Centre for Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Health. They will provide sustained and active support for departmental research and engage in some general academic, administration and research support duties.

The successful applicant will be highly motivated and will have experience in quantitative research in healthcare settings (or ideally with some experience in qualitative research).

Informal enquires about the position may be made to Professor Gary J Macfarlane at: [email protected] .

Please do not send applications to Professor Macfarlane.

Our preference is for the successful candidate to be office-based in Aberdeen but there would be the possibility for some working from home.

To apply online for this position visit

Job Reference Number: EPI043R

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 14 April 2023.

The School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition embraces a diverse working environment and recognises the many benefits this can bring.  Applications from individuals from across all of the equality protected characteristics are encouraged.

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