Research Associate – Ambulatory Care

University of Birmingham - College of Medical and Dental Sciences

Salary: £26,052 - £28,452. With potential progression once in post to £32,004 a year

Full Time fixed term for 3 years

This is an exciting opportunity to join a new research group, led by Professor Dan Lasserson, which will generate the evidence for the NHS to deliver an acute medical care pathway that maximises ambulatory care. With a call for greater integration between primary and secondary care, the research group will tackle one of the biggest challenges for the NHS – how to meet the rising demand for acute medical care with a static or indeed shrinking hospital bed base. We will test how acute assessment, treatment and monitoring can be delivered out of hospital and its effect on patient and carer experience.

This role is to support an early career researcher who will undertake a PhD while working as a research associate supervised by Prof Dan Lasserson. This is a great opportunity to gain experience of developing research proposals and data collection methods together with analysis and interpretation of data on the path to academic independence. We plan to conduct studies in acute clinical settings using quantitative and qualitative052 techniques, including ethnography, as well as large database epidemiology.

The successful applicant will have a first degree in a relevant subject area, experience of acute clinical settings either from previous research activity or clinical training/practice , experience of analysing information and effective communication, demonstrable trajectory for developing research independence and an ability to undertake a connected series of studies sufficient to form a PhD.

Starting 1st September 2017

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