Research Assistant/ Research Fellow

University of Aberdeen

The main aim of the Academic Urology Unit (AUU) is to establish Aberdeen as a Centre of Excellence for Urological Care and Research.  The AUU is a unit within the Institute of Applied Health Sciences  (IAHS) local with the Health Sciences Building  in a multidisciplinary enviroment consisting of experienced trialists, epidemiologists, health psychologists, health economists and statisticians.


Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition


Institute of Applied Health Sciences

Duration of Post

Funding/Activity Limited

The unit has established an international reputation in the field of evidence synthesis, guideline development, clinical trials, implementation science and cancer survivorship within Urology. It has forged strong collaborations and links, locally with the Health Services Research Unit  (HSRU), Centre for Healthcare Randomised Trials  (CHaRT) and the Health Economics Research Unit  (HERU), nationally with the British Association of Urological Surgeons  (BAUS) and cancer charities, and internationally with the European Association of Urology  and the Cochrane Collaboration  .

Our focus is on three major themes:

  • Academic research encompassing quantitative and qualitative methodology;
  • Training and education;
  • Patient-oriented programmes.

These collaborations have secured funding for the University of Aberdeen through numerous multicentre and international studies totalling more than £9 million.

Individuals appointed as a Research Assistant will be paid at the appropriate point on the Grade 5 scale, £31,396 – £34,980 per annum, pro rata and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Individuals appointed as a Research Fellow will be paid at the appropriate point on the Grade 6 scale, £37,099 per annum, pro rata.

Informal enquiries should be made to Dr Steven MacLennan, Senior Research Fellow ([email protected]

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Job Reference Number:  IHS153R

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 22 November 2023

The School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition embraces a diverse working environment and recognises the many benefits this can bring.  Applications from individuals from across all of the equality protected characteristics are encouraged.

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