Centre for Dementia Research at Leeds Beckett University seeks a post-doctoral research assistant in applied dementia research


The Centre for Dementia Research at Leeds Beckett University is looking for a post-doctoral research assistant (contract is fixed-term to 31 July 2026) who is passionate about applied dementia research and looking to build a career as an independent researcher in this field. The post will provide a supportive, developmental environment for the post-holder to grow their expertise in patient and public involvement and engagement, grant writing, research delivery and publication. The post holder will be supported to develop and submit a grant application for a post-doctoral fellowship or other suitable funding, in one of the theme areas of the Centre, during their period of employment.

The Centre for Dementia Research is recognised internationally for its applied dementia research. Centre staff collaborate with colleagues from across the University and with wider external partners. The School of Health achieved its best REF outcomes to date in 2021 in Unit of Assessment 3, with 80% of outputs, 83% of impact case studies and 75% of research environment rated internationally excellent or world leading. The post will be weighted towards research and enterprise activities and personal and professional development including contributing to grant writing and academic publication but will also include opportunities to contributing to teaching on dementia and research methods as appropriate.

The post-holder will take on co-ordination of the growing patient and public involvement and engagement panel and associated activity. This post therefore presents an exciting opportunity to build an academic career in applied dementia research in a supportive and developmental environment. This opportunity is open to candidates who have a doctorate or who are due to submit their thesis within three months of commencing in post. They will have experience in carrying out academic/commercial research in dementia or a related field, including evidence of contributing to journal publications and other outputs. Applicants should have experience in conducting research or working professionally with people living with dementia.

For further details and to apply https://tinyurl.com/mrbc6t3m

For any questions or to arrange an informal chat about the post contact Prof. Claire Surr c.a.surr@leedsbeckett.ac.uk