Research Associate-CLAHRC

University of Leicester - College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology - Department of Health Sciences

Fixed term for 18 months (position 1) or 22 months (position 2).

Together our staff and students are discovering innovative ways to change the world for the better and there has never been a more exciting time for you to join us. We are ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide and have an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. We are led by discovery and innovation, with the synergy between research and learning at the core of our activity.

We wish to appoint an experienced researcher to provide high level social science research skills to the SAPPHIRE Research Group. You will work to support one of two research projects funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) East Midlands, relating to the role of patient and public involvement in the CLAHRC’s work, and the influence of evidence produced on the CLAHRC on healthcare commissioning and provision decisions in the region. You may also contribute to other ongoing research projects as required.

You will be responsible for conducting research that results in significant contributions to meeting the funder’s expectations and developing peer-reviewed journal articles in areas of interest to the SAPPHIRE Group, particularly in the area of organisational change, implementation of evidence and quality and safety in the NHS. As experienced researchers with a high level of methodological and theoretical expertise, you will contribute to informing the direction of research projects towards their goals. This will include involvement in detailed project design, protocol specification, project management, and organisation of and contribution to team meetings.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Professor Graham Martin on or 0116 252 3207.

Applications for this post must be received by midnight on the closing date above.

Assessments will take place on a date to be confirmed.

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