Research Fellow (Paramedic Science)

University of the West of England, Bristol - Allied Health Professions

UWE Bristol is an ambitious university. Together, our people are working hard to advance knowledge, inspire people, and transform futures. We are looking for people with the skills and ambition to help us achieve those aims.

We are a well-established university, with over 27,000 students, 250,000 alumni, and 3,000 staff. Students come to study with us from all over the UK, as well as from 140 different countries around the world, making this a diverse and interesting place to come and study.

Bristol itself is a hub of social and cultural activity. A place with a strong, creative, and fiercely independent mindset. A city with a buzzing music scene, great restaurants, and interesting business ventures. It’s not surprising Bristol is consistently named as one of the best places to live and work in the UK.

The Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences is seeing to appoint a Research Fellow (Paramedic Science). This two year fixed-term joint-post involves driving forward research in emergency and prehospital care. You will be contributing to the academic development of paramedic science work-streams of the Centre for Clinical and Health Services Research at the University West of England and to the development of the research portfolio of the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT).

The post requires a paramedic researcher with the enthusiasm to develop new research proposals and to contribute to the existing strengths of the emergency care research programme. These include: the evaluation of new diagnostic technologies and techniques; service organisation and workforce; airway management and cardiac arrest; pre-hospital care.

You will be expected to make a substantial contribution to the development of research capability within SWASFT by taking a strategic and proactive approach to development of the prehospital research portfolio.

Relevant experience in applied health research is essential, as is experience in both clinical and academic paramedic practice.

The post will include the drafting of research protocols and grant applications, project management, support to others undertaking research in paramedic science, conduct of ongoing research, and the dissemination of completed work through the preparation of reports and journal manuscripts, as well as presentations at national and international conferences. The post will interface with the comprehensive clinical research network and a team of research staff (paramedics, nurses, physiotherapists, doctors, and non-clinicians) working within the emergency care programme and in SWASFT.

This post will be line managed by Associate Professor Sarah Voss at UWE and will be supported by Sarah Black as Professional Lead within SWAST.

The post will be located within the Department of Allied Health Professions within the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences at UWE Bristol and in the Research and Audit Department at SWASFT.

This post requires an enhanced DBS clearance.

Other benefits, in addition to salary:

  • a generous holiday allowance of 35 days;
  • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year in addition;
  • flexible working;
  • excellent defined benefit pension schemes;
  • option to participate in the cycle to work scheme;
  • family friendly policies;
  • option to purchase childcare vouchers.
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