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Grant Reilly


19th October 2021


Healthy Ageing Innovation Fellow Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen at the University of Stirling for the role of the Healthy Ageing Innovation Fellow.

The role of the Healthy Ageing Innovation Fellow is to undertake research into regional innovation clusters in the emergent healthy ageing sector as well as provide strategic advice on how to connect business, social sciences, and the arts and humanities in the UKRI Healthy Ageing Challenge (HAC).

The Healthy Ageing Innovation Fellow will be pivotal to building the next generation approaches and solutions to transform ageing research and innovation in partnership with business in order to deliver on the Healthy Ageing Challenge. They will help the Challenge to understand the potential impact of regional and innovation clusters across the UK with a view to shaping the next phase of the Challenge.

This is a unique academic opportunity to help map and define an emergent industry sector; to understand how and why innovation clusters might develop in this sector, and to work at the cutting edge of gerontology and innovation studies.

The post which may be undertaken on a secondment basis from your current University or Organisation (from January 2022) is a 18-month UKRI Fellowship. The successful candidate will join a small team (including Research Director and Programme Manager based at the University of Stirling) and would work as part of the HAC Research Director’s portfolio. The successful candidate must be based in the UK with the ability to travel periodically to Stirling and to clusters in all parts of the UK (subject to prevailing Government guidance).

Part time: 50-70% FTE (subject to discussion and agreement with successful candidate) or Fixed term for 18 months

Grade7 £34,304- £40,927 p.a. (Pro Rata)

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 14 November 2021

Interviews are expected to take place Tuesday 30 November 2021

The post may be taken on a secondment basis from your current University of Organisation.

This role is not eligible for sponsorship. Applicants require to have existing right to work in the UK.

The University of Stirling recognises that a diverse workforce benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers and welcome applications from those who would contribute to further diversification of our staff and ensure that equality, diversity and inclusion is woven into the substance of the role. We strongly encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds including gender, identity, race, age, class, and ethnicity.

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