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Research Fellow in Performance Science

Closing date: 12pm on Monday 17 July 2017

Interview date: Tuesday 22 August 2017

Salary: £45,463 - £52,080 per annum

Job ref no: 505-17

This role is offered on a permanent, full time (1FTE) basis and is available from January 2018.

Founded in 1882, the Royal College of Music (RCM) is a world-leading music conservatoire with a prestigious history and contemporary outlook. Our 800 undergraduate and postgraduate students come from over 60 countries and are taught in a dynamic environment, leaving the RCM to become the outstanding performers, conductors and composers of the future. In 2017, the RCM was named by the QS World University Rankings as the top conservatoire in the UK and second in the world for the Performing Arts.

The Centre for Performance Science takes a strongly interdisciplinary approach to investigating performance, accessing expertise and facilities across the RCM and Imperial College London.

Based at the RCM, this permanent, full-time Research Fellowship is in the field of Arts in Health. You will be well positioned to forge partnerships in performance science throughout the RCM and Imperial College, including (but not limited to) Imperial’s Faculty of Medicine and affiliated hospitals. In addition, you will teach on the RCM’s MSc in Performance Science, leading a new module in Performing Arts in Health, and will contribute to the RCM’s doctoral programme in performance science.

In the first three years of the appointment (2018-20), you will play a key role, as an investigator, in shaping and delivering HEartS, a £1 million public health project funded by the AHRC examining the impact of the arts and culture on health and wellbeing, from individual, social and economic perspectives. The project is led by Aaron Williamon, Head of CPS, in collaboration with Marissa Miraldo (Imperial), Robert Perneczky (Imperial), Rosie Perkins (RCM) and Daisy Fancourt (UCL). Further information is available at www.PerformanceScience.ac.uk/HEARTS.

We are looking for candidates with the following attributes:

  • You will have an extensive track record of research in Performance Science or a related field
  • You will have expertise in research design, project management and the collection, processing and analysis of large datasets
  • You will have experience of teaching, examining and research supervision at undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels
  • You should have a global perspective and significant international contacts.

For further details of this position please download the Job Description and Further Particulars documents below. 

To apply, please complete our Application and Equal Opportunities Monitoring forms available to download below, and submit along with a list of publications by the closing deadline. CVs without an application form will not be accepted.

With some roles at the RCM, second interviews may take place.

Job Description

Further Particulars


Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form

Completed forms should be returned by post or email to Isabella Enstrom, HR Assistant:

Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BS


020 7591 4784

If you are applying by email, please state clearly in the subject line the title of the post for which you are applying. If you are submitting your application by post, please enclose two copies of your completed form.

The Royal College of Music is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

If you need to receive this documentation in a different format due to a disability, please contact Isabella Enstrom to discuss your requirements.

All applicants must be permitted to work in the UK and hold a relevant work permit where necessary.

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