Post-Doctoral Researcher (Tangerine)

Bournemouth University’s vision is worldwide recognition as a leading university for inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society through the fusion of education, research and practice. Our highly skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the globe, who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences that help to build our global learning community.

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences to join an interdisciplinary team on a prestigious UKRI (Medical Research Council) Ageing Research Development grant to co-produce a novel food-based intervention to improve nutrition, healthy ageing in UK South Asian, Black African and Caribbean older adults.

The study aims to work together with our established networks and ongoing community engagement activities aimed at promoting heathier diets among older ethnic minority groups in Greater Manchester and Southwest England. The project is led by Bournemouth University delivered in collaboration with academic colleagues at Loughborough University and University of Chester.

The ideal candidate will have experience of conducting community-based research working with diverse ethnic  and  other under-researched groups, including experience of co-production  and using qualitative approaches. The candidate needs to be confident, having good organisation and communication skills, a track record of successful research, and a flexible working approach is vital, using your own initiative as well as in a team.

BU is an equal opportunities employer which values a diverse workforce. We provide a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can fulfil their potential. Together, we share a common set of values rooted in inspirational learning, world-class research and the latest thinking.  We provide a powerful fusion of research, education and professional practice, creating a unique academic experience.

For an informal discussion please contact Professor Jane Murphy email or Professor Basma Ellahi email

This position is available on a fixed-term basis for 21 months.

BU values and is committed to an inclusive working environment.  We seek a diverse community through attracting, developing and retaining staff from different backgrounds to contribute to inspirational learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society.  To support and enable our staff to achieve a balance between work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

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