NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in Primary Care

University of Birmingham - Institute of Applied Health Research

Full time, and fixed term for 4 years or CCT plus 6 months (whichever is sooner)

This clinical lectureship offers an exciting opportunity for a qualified or trainee GP with an interest in an academic research career to work in a multidisciplinary team comprising clinicians, epidemiologists, statisticians, psychologists and social scientists. Primary Care is part of the Institute of Applied Health Research, which is one of the largest centres for academic primary care in Europe - focusing on applied and translational research and research methods in a series of programmes: cardiovascular disease; respiratory disease; chronic disease prevention; ethnicity; endocrine and metabolic diseases; lifestyle modifications; as well as methodological themes including qualitative methods; health outcomes; quality outcomes; analysis of electronic patient records. The programmes are supported by major investments in research infrastructure, particularly the Birmingham Clinical Trials unit which incorporates a dedicated Primary Care Clinical Research & Trials stream and Primary Care spoke of the Clinical Research Networks (CRN). Major research conducted here has altered the way we practice medicine with world class epidemiological cohorts (ECHOES cohorts in heart failure, BETS in thyroid dysfunction) and important trials that have influenced international guidelines, such as in heart failure treatment (CARE HF) and diagnosis (ECHOES BNP), stroke prevention (BAFTA) and AF screening (SAFE), patient self-management in hypertension and anticoagulation (TASMINH, SMART), and trials in smoking cessation.

The post is oriented to clinically relevant research projects and the applicant should intend to apply research techniques in novel and important ways, and to develop methods of researching the application of the results of completed research to clinical practice and policy. It is expected that this will provide the Lecturer with the skills, experience and research platform for leading future research proposals. There is also an expectation that the post-holder will contribute clinical insights, and knowledge and expertise in General Practice, across a number of projects and programmes in the Institute. The post-holder will contribute to our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research training programmes (The University hosts a significant number of GP Academic Clinical Fellowships), contribute to the development of new studies and research grant applications, and undertake an active role in PhD supervision.

Informal enquires can be made to Professor KK Cheng

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