National Institute for Health Research Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care West Midlands (NIHR CLAHRC-WM)

Building on the work of the pilot CLAHRC for Birmingham and Black Country, the new NIHR CLAHRC West Midlands will be advertising a number of vacancies in the very near future. A variety of academic/service positions will be available at the Universities of Birmingham, Keele and Warwick and within associated NHS organisations.

We would like to attract researchers with a broad range of methodological expertise who are interested in engaging with and complimenting clinical practice to improve patient care.


The NIHR CLAHRC-WM is a five-year initiative commencing in January 2014 with a mission to create lasting and effective collaborations across health and social care organisations, universities (Birmingham, Keele, Warwick) and local authorities to improve the services we can deliver for patient benefit.

The initiative is funded through a £10million investment from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) together with a further £20.6million matched funding provided by collaborative partners.

We will focus on four crucial areas of health:
  • Theme 1 – Maternity and Child Health
  • Theme 2 – Prevention and Early Intervention in Youth Mental Health
  • Theme 3 – Prevention and Detection
  • Theme 4 – Chronic Diseases (Integrated and Holistic Care)

This work will be supported by new scientific ways to measure the impact of changes and to make sure the best care is spread so that it can be delivered everywhere.

Cross-cutting topics include:
  • Theme 5 - Implementation and Organisational Studies
  • Theme 6 - Research Methods

This will only work if people who need to use our services are involved in all aspects of our work. We are fully committed to making sure this happens. If you would like to be involved please get in touch (contact details below).

In five years, the outcome should be better health, a better prospect of staying healthy, and a service in which every pound of the public’s contribution goes on services that use the best evidence of what works. The results we obtain will be shared around the world, so that people everywhere can learn from our achievements.

We have an award letter from the NIHR to confirm funding for the five year programme. We are currently agreeing contracts with the NIHR. Some early advertisements may only offer a short-term period but these will be quickly extended once the contract is in place. We have funding for full duration of the programme for many posts.

If you would like to join this exciting new initiative then please look out for vacancies here or join our job alert mailing list (details below).

Current Opportunities:

Research Fellow - Warwick Medical School

NIHR CLAHRC Funded Studentship

How to apply

Academic vacanices will be advertised via employing universities and through Individual academic vacancies will appear in the list below.

Service positions will be advertised under employing NHS organisations through NHS jobs.

If you would like to hear about all forthcoming vacancies then why not subscribe to our vacancies mailing list.

To subscribe please send an e-mail to:

Containing the text: subscribe clahrc-jobs
(within the message not the subject - which is ignored)

Other contact details

Follow us on twitter: @CLAHRC_WM

Heads of Programme Delivery

Nathalie Maillard
(E: (T: 0121 414 2634)

Jo Sartori
(E: (T:0121 414 8677)