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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Public Health Epidemiology

Faculty of Medical Sciences

Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Overview

  • Posted on: 23rd Jan 2022
  • Salary: Grade F Lecturer starting from £36,382 to £40,927 per annum
  • REF: 15844
  • Closes: 20th February 2022
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

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.

Salary:

Grade F Lecturer starting from £36,382 to £40,927 per annum

Grade G Lecturer starting from £42,149 to 50,926 per annum

Grade H Senior Lecturer starting from £51,799 to £60,022per annum

Closing Date: 20 February 2022

The Role

We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic person to join us as Lecturer/Senior Lecturer to lead and further develop research and teaching in epidemiology and public health, with a focus on healthy ageing, using large secondary data sets and/or electronic patient records. As part of this role, you will be expected to contribute to curriculum development and the wider academic, scholarly and professional requirements of the Institute and the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University.

This is a full-time, open ended post.

Newcastle University Populations Health Sciences Institute is committed to supporting equality and diversity for all colleagues and students. Applications for part time/flexible working and/or jobshare will be considered; please state your desired working arrangements in your application.

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Fiona Matthews (fiona.matthews@newcastle.ac.uk)

For more details about research within the Newcastle University Populations Health Sciences Institute, please visit: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/medical-sciences/research/institutes/health-sciences/

Key Accountabilities

  • To strategically shape the research direction of the Public Health and Heath Inequalities Faculty research theme (or other themes as appropriate), and current research topics utilising routine electronic health records and/or large secondary datasets in consultation with appropriate senior academic colleagues in the Population Health Sciences Institute
  • To work independently and to take a lead in developing and submitting research proposals to external funders; manage research, ensuring the projects are within budget, meet milestones and the deadlines for completion
  • To demonstrate expertise and academic leadership with a view to supporting and developing academic researchers, collaborators and post graduate students in the Population Health Sciences Institute, including mentoring and co-ordinating the work of Early Career Researchers and support staff, including identifying training and development needs
  • To create and maintain strong collaborative links with other researchers based in the Institute, Faculty, University, and external partners working in the relevant field of research, and to develop collaborative links with international colleagues working in this area.
  • To create local and national links to enable direct research to impact on policy, particularly at a regional level.
  • To successfully bid for research funds from prestigious funders.
  • To publish in high quality journal articles and to present findings/research papers at national and international conferences.
  • To produce research and activities that lead to societal impact.
  • To lead and contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and assessment; supervise undergraduate and Masters dissertations and postgraduate research students.
  • To carry out other management and administrative tasks within the Public Health and Health Inequalities Faculty Research Theme (or other themes as appropriate) and the Population Health Sciences Institute, the Faculty and the University as required by line manager and the Institute Dean.

Lecturer Level Appointment

Person Specification – Essential

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Track record of success in bidding for and attracting research funding
  • Excellent record of publications suitable for REF submission
  • Knowledge of research ethics, good research practice and research governance
  • Demonstrated evidence of advanced statistical analysis using electronic health records and/or large secondary datasets
  • Evidence of ability to carry out high quality quantitative research within agreed timelines, meeting project milestones
  • Ability to lead and contribute to the delivery of, undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes in quantitative health programmes within the Institute and Faculty
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (including presentations to academic/non-academic audiences, written outputs)
  • Record of engagement with relevant national or international research networks or institutions
  • Evidence of ability, and willingness, to work as part of a team and on own initiative
  • Experience of working with practitioners and policy makers in public health

Person Specification – Desirable

  • Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) or equivalent qualification for teaching in UK Higher Education

Attributes and Behaviour

  • Role model of the University values and guiding principles
  • Committed and enthusiastic
  • Ambitious
  • Confident communicator
  • Works in partnership with others and has exceptional interpersonal and collaboration skills
  • Empathetic to the needs of staff and of a diverse student body
  • Promotes a culture of mutual respect
  • Willingness to engage in leadership roles within the Institute

Qualifications

  • Quantitative PhD in epidemiology, statistics, public health or equivalent quantitative discipline or PhD with equivalent quantitative experience
  • 2:1 or First class undergraduate degree in any relevant discipline

 

Senior Lecturer Level Appointment

Person Specification (Essential)

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Track record of success in bidding for and attracting research funding
  • Excellent record of publications suitable for REF submission
  • Expertise in design and conduct of research including all aspects of research ethics, good research practice and research governance
  • Demonstrated evidence of advanced statistical analysis using electronic health records and/or large secondary datasets
  • Experience of carrying out high quality research within agreed timelines, meeting project milestones and producing research to an appropriate standard
  • Knowledge, ability, and expertise to lead and contribute to the delivery of undergraduate and post graduate teaching within the Institute and Faculty
  • Experience of designing, co-ordinating and leading modules or courses at undergraduate, postgraduate level or for continual professional development
  • Experience of supervising student research projects in the area at both undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • Experience of supervising and mentoring ECRs
  • Experience of successful PhD supervision
  • Strong record of engagement with national or international research networks or institutions
  • Ability to provide leadership in teaching and research
  • Evidence of collaborative inter-disciplinary and cross-sector working
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (including presentations to academic/non-academic audiences, written outputs)
  • Evidence of ability, and willingness, to work as part of a team and on own initiative
  • Experience of leading research for practitioners and policy makers utilising large secondary data and/or electronic health records
  • Ability to engage in leadership roles within the Institute

Person Specification (Desirable)

  • Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) or equivalent qualification for teaching in UK Higher Education
  • Experience of service on grant awarding bodies
  • Evidence of successful engagement with external bodies, bringing demonstrable benefit to the Institute

Attributes and Behaviour

  • Role model of the University values and guiding principles
  • Committed and enthusiastic
  • Ambitious
  • Confident communicator
  • Works in partnership with others and has exceptional interpersonal and collaboration skills
  • Empathetic to the needs of staff and of a diverse student body
  • Promotes a culture of mutual respect
  • Willingness and ability to engage in leadership roles within the Institute

Qualifications

  • Quantitative PhD in epidemiology, statistics, public health or equivalent quantitative expertise
  • 2:1 or First class undergraduate degree in any relevant discipline

 

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.

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.

We understand how important the full employment package is to our colleagues at Newcastle University and we are committed to providing a great range of benefits and discounts for all. You can learn more about what is available here on ourBenefitsWebsite page.

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