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Make an Impact

Make an Impact


Newcastle University research is helping to change the world.

World-leading research

Our academics are focused on responding to the major challenges facing society today.

Our research is world-leading in areas as diverse as: 

  • health
  • policy
  • culture
  • the environment

Our academics’ work has earned us a position as one of the best research universities in the country.

Our teaching is nationally recognised. Join us and see what impact you can make.

Our research is world-leading in a number of high-profile fields.

Senior appointments

Senior appointments

Senior leadership roles within the University are critical to us. They help us realise our vision.

These are strategic posts requiring proven leadership qualities and a focus on results.

View a list of all our current vacancies.

Job Types

We offer a wide variety of roles you can apply for in many different fields. These include research, teaching and administration.

Types of role

Types of role

We employ staff in three academic-related groupings:

  • academic - responsible for teaching and research for the needs of society and commerce
  • clinical academic - clinically qualified, undertaking research and teaching medical and dental students
  • research - working alongside our academics on specific projects

We also employ four technical and support staff groups:

  • administrative and professional – provide administrative, clerical and professional support
  • operational – responsible for looking after our estate and physical environment
  • specialist, technical and professional – provide laboratory, workshop, information technology and systems expertise

We also employ senior management who look after large groups of staff, have highly specialised skills and deal with substantial budgets.

Postgraduate fellowships and studentships

Studentships are advertised via postgraduate funding opportunities. Some centres and institutes advertise additional opportunities on their websites.

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Our helpful staff on reception in the Marjorie Robinson Library building.
Our helpful staff on reception in the Marjorie Robinson Library building.

Innovation for Ageing

The National Innovation Centre for Ageing at Newcastle University is an exciting venture.

It drives the commercialisation of products and services for the ageing market. These are technologies and innovation that will increase and enhance healthy life years.

Help businesses capitalise

The Centre enables businesses to capitalise on the ageing market. It takes their ideas through to successful market application. 

This is critical, given the older population holds 80% of the nation’s wealth and 40% of its spending. Yet they are under-represented and under-targeted by companies in the marketplace. 


The Centre's supported by Newcastle University and the Government. They're funding a state-of-the-art building in Newcastle, which will be our home from 2019. 

Ambitious individuals

We are an exciting and fast-moving start-up. We offer opportunities for ambitious individuals to join an important Centre.

Our Centre will get a new home within the Science Central development in 2019.
Our Centre will get a new home within the Science Central development in 2019.

What we do

What we do

By matching what’s possible with what’s needed, we help businesses to address innovation challenges

We provide access to world-class research and expertise in ageing, and insights from consumers. 

Our team works across a myriad of sectors, including: 

  • housing
  • transport
  • health
  • mobility
  • social engagement 

There is scope to gain wide-ranging experience on a variety of interesting innovation projects.

Who we are looking for

Who we are looking for

We are looking for exceptional, positive individuals to enable us to meet our aims

Successful candidates will be passionate about translating science and technology into actionable opportunities and tangible design solutions for a better world.

They will share our goal of making a positive impact in the world.  

They will be resilient, solutions-focused and team players. They will have the ability to build connections and networks.

Current vacancies

Current vacancies

There are currently no vacancies.


Centre staff are employed by the Newcastle University (Faculty of Medical Sciences). 

Newcastle University and the Centre are committed to equal opportunities. The University holding a Silver Athena SWAN award.

Science & Engineering Excellence

We are investing to enhance our world-class expertise in science and engineering.

Seeking talent

As part of this, we are seeking talented scientists and engineers

We want them to join our world-leading Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering.

We need them to help us deliver research addressing major global challenges facing society

They can also help us deliver an outstanding student experience.

We pride ourselves in bringing together and nurturing talented academics from across the globe. 

Tackling world challenges

We tackle the world’s most pressing challenges in a vibrant and multi-disciplinary environment. 

Our portfolio and developing collaborations with exceptional people enrich our academic thinking.

We are a driving force for economic and cultural regeneration in the region. 

Science Central

Through our partnership with Newcastle City Council, the Faculty is delivering Science Central

This is a £250m flagship project to create a global centre for urban innovation. It will be a test-bed for sustainable technologies.


We embrace diversity as a core institutional value, and have a thriving international community. 

We are the proud recipients of an institutional silver Athena SWAN award. 

This demonstrates our achievements and ongoing commitment to achieving gender equality.

To help us realise our ambitions, we are seeking exceptional people.

We're seeking talented scientists and engineers to join our team of Faculty researchers.
We're seeking talented scientists and engineers to join our team of Faculty researchers.

Current vacancies

Current vacancies

There are currently no vacancies.