Research Fellow, Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition (HSR052R)

The Health Services Research Unit (HSRU) has a national remit to research the best ways to provide health care, and to build capacity in health services research.The Unit is supported by the Chief Scientist Office (CSO) of the Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates, the University of Aberdeen and competitive grant income.

School/Section: Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition
Division: Institute of Applied Health Sciences
Staff Category: Research
Position Type: Full Time
Grade: Grade 6
Salary: £33,797 - £40,323
Ref No: HSR052R
Closing Date: 08-JUL-2020


Job Description

The Health Services Research Unit (HSRU) has a national remit to research the best ways to provide health care, and to train those working in the health services in research methods.  Most research projects aim to find out whether developments within the health service really are effective, efficient and appropriate.  There are approximately 70 members of staff, working together cohesively, with everyone’s contribution valued.  The atmosphere is friendly, informal and efficient.

A full-time (100%) Research Fellow is required to conduct qualitative research as part of a wider study, “Enhancing recruitment and retention of rural doctors in Scotland: a mixed-methods study”, led by Prof Louise Locock and Prof Jen Cleland, and funded by the Scottish Chief Scientist Office. Recruiting and retaining doctors to work in rural and remote areas is a key concern for the Scottish government, and affects the sustainability of remote and rural communities. This aims to understand the experiences, motivations and job preferences of generalist doctors in Scotland, particularly regard to working in rural and remote areas.  

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 6 salary scale and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a 12 month probation period.

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This post does not meet the minimum requirements as issued by UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) to qualify for an employer-sponsored visa. We are therefore unable to consider applications from candidates for this post who require sponsorship to work in the UK.

Online application forms are available at

The closing date for receipt of applications is 8 July 2020.

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact:

Dr Zoe Skea, Research Fellow, HSRU

01224 438143

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Dr Skea.

Please quote reference number HSR052R on all correspondence

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