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Translational Research Fellow in Digital Health

Faculty of Health Studies

Centre for Digital Innovations in Health and Social Care

Salary:  £39,347 to £44,263 per annum pro rata
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term
Closing Date:  Monday 22 April 2024
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  HR0163581

Thanks to Expanding Excellence in England funding, the University of Bradford’s Centre for Digital Innovations in Health & Social Care is embarking on an exciting programme of rapid growth. We are seeking a dynamic and ambitious researcher to play a pivotal role in supporting the growth of the Centre. You will have a PhD in a subject area relating to health services research/digital health or demonstrate equivalent experience. You will also have experience of contributing to the design and/or evaluation of digital innovations in health or social care.

Our Centre is multidisciplinary, undertaking high quality co-created applied research that (i) informs the design and implementation of new technologies in national and international health and care systems; and (ii) explores the impact of such technologies on patients, service users, carers, and health and social care professionals. Employing theory-driven approaches for design and evaluation, the Centre’s research offers an understanding of the contextual factors that impact the success of an innovation, informing both future technology design and its implementation. Research in the Centre is mixed method, combining qualitative data that delivers deep insight with the quantitative data that caters to the needs of policymakers.

This is a 5-year post with a clear progression route into a permanent position. In year 1, the successful candidate will be a ‘researcher-in-residence’ at a local NHS Trust, evaluating the impact of the Trust’s digital investments. Following this, you will contribute to delivering the Centre’s two flagship research programmes concerned with 1) use of technology to improve decision making and reduce documentation burden, 2) use of technology to reduce the carbon footprint of the health and social care system. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will apply for promotion to Senior Research Fellow within the first three years.

Shortlisting will be undertaken blind and based on the information entered in the application. If shortlisted, you will be contacted and requested to provide a CV.

We are willing to consider job share for this position.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role informally before applying, please contact Professor Rebecca Randell: r.randell@bradford.ac.uk.


In return, we offer: 

•    Excellent salary package £39,347 - £44,263 per annum 

•    Generous pension scheme through USS. Universities Superannuation Scheme   

•    Annual leave starting at 25 days, plus an additional eight bank holidays and five customary holidays (taken at Easter and Christmas) per year. 

•    Family friendly policies. 

•    Multiple staff support networks. 

We are a family-friendly University with an agile workforce and are open to flexible working arrangements


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