Wallscourt Fellow in Health Technology

Employer: University of the West of England
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£39,609 - £50,132 (pro rata if part time)
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Wallscourt Fellow in Health Technology

Permanent and Full Time

£39,609 - £50,132 (pro rata if part time)

Wallscourt Fellowships are an innovative and exciting opportunity for exceptional individuals to focus on a combination of research and the delivery of teaching and learning. These roles are relate to UWE Bristol’s Beacon Research Themes, aligned with the priorities of UK Research and Innovation, the Government’s Industrial Strategy and the University’s current strengths and ambition.

These roles are part-funded by the Wallscourt Foundation, a charitable foundation with historic links to UWE Bristol, along with investment by the University in line with its Strategy 2030.

Your time will be split 50:50 between research, and teaching and learning for an initial period of three years. These are, however, permanent academic positions and you will continue after this initial period as a full member of the academic staff of UWE Bristol with duties as determined within your Department – we would anticipate that you will develop your capacity to secure external research funding and there will also be the opportunity to bid for internally-funded time for research as part of you continuing portfolio of activities.

The role holder will engage with the University’s Health Tech Hub. This 900m2 Centre of Excellence, which opened in April 2018, houses a suite of laboratories fitted with state-of-the-art equipment and is dedicated to supporting health technology development, particularly for the advancement of independent living. The Health Tech Hub is business facing – a place where UWE researchers and colleagues from business work together on a spectrum of R&D projects in a vibrant and innovative environment. A key philosophy of the Hub is user-led research and in addition to a range of design, prototyping and analytical laboratories, the Hub incorporates a public and patient involvement (PPI) facility and a ‘living lab’ (a one bedroom flat as a near real-life test-bed for new technology). Current Hub projects range from home-based diagnostics and wearable sensor systems/networks to hi-tech solutions to support manufacture of wound healing products and pharmaceuticals.

The role holder will contribute to teaching in a variety of areas that might include: human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence and data analytics – particularly, though not exclusively, as applied to healthcare systems.

We would consider applications from candidates that wish to work part time.

The interviews will be held on Thursday 28th February.

In addition to progressive pay rates, UWE Bristol offers a wide range of staff benefits including:

• a generous holiday allowance of 35 Days
• up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year in addition;
• flexible working;
• excellent defined benefit pension schemes;
• option to participate in the cycle to work scheme;
• family friendly policies;
• onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus;

This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give our students access to everything they need to succeed – with £300m having been spent recently on new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation to enhance our offer even further. Frenchay campus is within close proximity to excellent motorway links and within walking distance of two train stations, making UWE Frenchay Campus the ideal place to work for those wishing to commute to Bristol.

Please see the attached full job description and information for applicants for the role.

If you have any queries or would like an informal discussion, please contact Lisa Brodie on 0117 32 82109 or email: Lisa.Brodie@uwe.ac.uk.

UWE is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity to create an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who share our ambition to be a university recognised for the success and impact of our practice-oriented programmes; our strong industry networks and our inclusive global outlook.

Closing date: Monday 11th February at 11.59pm.

UWE is committed to equality and values diversity; to work for an employer that aspires to achieve excellence through inclusion, please visit: uwe.ac.uk/jobs using reference: 1765490.