Health Sciences is keen to attract talented, high calibre, health care researchers to conduct high quality research, teach on our education programmes and engage with our enterprise agenda. Post doctoral staff are essential in growing our research capacity and capability, and are offered a programme of personal and professional development to enable them to achieve their potential within a strong, supportive research environment.
Post-doctoral opportunities within Health Sciences:
NIHR Postdoctoral Research Fellowships, NIHR Career Development Fellowship and NIHR Senior Research Fellowship Find out more
Potential candidates can work with senior academic members of one of the Research Groups to develop an application to work on a funded programme of research .
NIHR Clinical Academic Training Programme for Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals – Clinical Lectureship and Senior Clinical Lectureship awards Find out more
Potential candidates can work with senior academic members of one of Health Science's Research Groups and in partnership with their employing health care organisation, to develop an application to work on a programme of clinical academic research aligned with a Research Group and the applicant’s health care organisation
Health Sciences also offers opportunities to apply for and host other externally funded studentships, such as those offered by Macmillan Cancer Support, Arthritis Research Council, Alzheimer’s Research UK, Alzheimer’s Trust, Breast Cancer Campaign, British Heart Foundation, Diabetes UK, Dunhill Medical Trust, ESRC, Gerald Kerkut Charitable Trust, Marie Curie Fellowships, MRC, MS Society, Pain Relief Foundation, Parkinsons UK, Prostate Cancer Charity, Stroke Association and the Wellcome Trust working with senior academics in the Faculty Research Groups
Opportunities to progress post-doctoral careers are also offered through appointments to funded research projects as a contract researcher Find out more
In addition, post-doctoral staff in Health Sciences are employed as lecturers and senior lecturers, with combined research and education roles. Opportunities also exist for joint appointments and secondments between ourselves and local NHS Trusts and other health care organisations – for example, we currently host locally funded clinical academic post-doctoral posts in partnership with Southampton University Hospitals Trust and Solent Healthcare.
All post-doctoral researchers are offered a tailored programme of personal and professional development in line with the Researcher Development Framework (2010) within a strong and supportive research environment in Health Sciences. Each post-doctoral member of staff works within the supportive context of one of our three Research Groups. Education and training is offered through the University’s programme of education for early career researchers and post-doctoral staff, in addition to peer support through Health Sciences Early Career Researcher Group.