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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Sports Science and Medicine

Leeds Beckett University

Leeds Beckett University, formerly known as Leeds Metropolitan University and before that as Leeds Polytechnic, is a public university in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It has campuses in the city centre and Headingley.

25 Nov 2022
Full Time
Closing date
19 Dec 2022

Purpose of the job

The purpose of the job is to undertake applied sports science and medicine research in collaboration with Premiership Rugby. The job will deliver on agreed projects, and secure funding for future projects in rugby.


  • To undertake high-quality rigorous research in collaboration with Premiership Rugby
  • To carry out research aligned with Carnegie Applied Rugby Research (CARR) centre in the Carnegie School of Sport.
  • Propose, design, coordinate and conduct research, based on project priorities.
  • Author reports and peer-reviewed publications on findings in collaboration with project teams.
  • Attend regular meetings with project teams.
  • To develop research proposals and funding bids to continue the collaboration project past the currently funded period.
  • Build strong collaborations with external partners
  • To contribute to the University’s Research Strategy.
  • To provide support to other members of our research community.
  • To undertake other such duties commensurate with the post and grade as agreed with line manager

Physical Conditions
You will be based on-site at Headingley Campus.

The post holder will work with academic, research and administrative staff in Carnegie School of Sport and with academic staff from other schools and external universities where appropriate. You will also work closely with external stakeholders, for data collection, which you will collaborate on.

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How to Apply

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Closing date: 19th December (Midnight) Please note that you will not be able to edit or submit a part-completed application form after the closing date.

Working here means you’ll also have access to a wide range of benefits including our generous pension schemes, excellent holiday entitlements, flexible working, reduced study fees, subsidised fitness facilities and a lot more.

We welcome applications from all individuals and particularly from black and minority ethnic candidates as members of these groups are currently under-represented at this level of post. All appointments will be based on merit.

Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Sports Science & Medicine
Salary information
£36,386 - 40,931

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