ARC NWC Research Fellow

  • Job Reference: 0117-23
  • Date Posted: Tuesday, 9 May 2023
  • Application Closing Date: Sunday, 11 June 2023
  • Location: Preston Campus
  • Salary: £39,592 to £45,737 per annum
  • Basis: Full Time
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term until 31 March 2026
  • Job Category / Type: Academic / Research
  • School / Service: Applied Health Research hub
  • Hours: 37.00 hours per week
  • Interview Date: To be confirmed

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join the IMPlementation and Capacity building Team (IMPaCT), which works in partnership with the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) NW Coast and its member organisations. Members include regional universities, NHS, local authority and third sector organisations.

The postholder will take responsibility for the provision of high-quality research, implementation and evaluation and scholarly activity within the specific projects and other agreed areas of research. They will contribute to and secure external competitive grants and contracts and publish high impact, peer reviewed papers independently and in collaboration with others. The postholder will participate in the training and dissemination of research with peers, undergraduate and postgraduate students and external agencies and organisations, as well as collaborate in the ongoing supervision of postgraduate students and research assistants and will contribute to the external esteem and international recognition of the research undertaken within the thematic areas.

The successful applicant will have knowledge of education and training within a health and/or social care environment and a proven track record of successful project management including experience of setting up health and/or social care research and development projects, including applying for Ethics and R&D approval and liaising with collaborators.

A PhD (or equivalent) in a health, social care, economics or statistics topic is essential to the post, as well as research skills including literature retrieval, data collection, evidence synthesis and critical appraisal.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication/interpersonal skills, the ability to conduct research on sensitive and emotive topics and the ability to write reports and present data at meetings and conferences.

Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. This position is based in Preston.

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