Staffordshire University

Person Specification

Job Title:

Postdoctoral Research Fellow


School of Life Sciences and Education

The qualifications, experience, knowledge, skills and behaviours outlined above provide a summary of what is required to carry out this job effectively. They also form the selection criteria on which a decision to appointment will be made. Please ensure that you provide evidence of how you meet the criteria in your application.

No Selection Criteria Description Essential [E] or
Desirable [D]
by *
1 PhD or equivalent Level 8 qualification (e.g., Professional Doctorate) in a relevant discipline (e.g., Social Sciences, Health Psychology, Health Services Research) E A
2 Experience of writing research funding proposals E A/I
3 Ability and experience in coordinating/leading and carrying out academic research in a logical and rigorous manner within the agreed timescales; ideally, experience of working on substantial research projects E A/I
4 Experience of quantitative data collection (e.g., analysis of secondary data, surveys, interventions) E A/I
5 Experience of analysing quantitative data analysis using relevant software (e.g., SPSS, Stata) E A/I
6 Experience of qualitative data collection (e.g., interviews/focus groups) E A/I
7 Experience of qualitative analysis and knowledge/experience of using related software package (e.g. NVIVO) E A/I
8 Experience of applying for ethical approval E A/I
9 Experience of working with and/or research projects involving external partners (e.g., health care professionals; local authority, third sector partners, Clinical Research Networks) E A/I
10 A high level of proficiency in verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to present complex information in a clear and logical manner and/or draft concise research reports, and experience of preparing articles for peer-reviewed publication E A/I
11 Ability to carry out effective literature searches/reviews E A/I

* A - Application Form   I - Interview