Health Services Researcher – Maternity Cover

Myeloma UK

6 months Fixed Term

Myeloma UK is the only organisation in the UK dealing exclusively with myeloma, a blood cancer originating in the bone marrow. Our ultimate goal is to find a cure.

We are dedicated to ensuring that patients get access to the right treatment at the right time, and to improving standards of treatment. Our organisation also provides a range of information and support services to patients, family and friends to help deal with a diagnosis of myeloma.

Our Research Team are responsible for leading and delivering an ambitious programme of myeloma research encompassing clinical, health services and translational research. 

We are now seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to work on our Health Services Research Programme which aims to better understand the needs and experiences of people affected by myeloma by focusing on obtaining high quality evidence to help improve patient outcomes, wellbeing and quality of life.  

This role will be based in Edinburgh and will ideally be a full-time post, although we may consider part-time hours for the right candidate.

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Supporting the Health Services Research Manager to budget, schedule and implement projects
  • Scoping, designing and conducting in-house research projects
  • Managing and developing the organisation’s patient and public involvement in research across the research portfolio
  • Producing research briefings, data analysis and presentations for colleagues and external audiences
  • Working with external agencies and grant holders to manage projects in the portfolio
  • Responding to grants enquiries and arranging peer and lay review of grant applications
  • Developing and maintaining related research content for a variety of means and media including online and in print

The successful candidate will have:

  • A degree in a health, social science or research based field
  • Applied research experience
  • Good knowledge of research methodologies
  • Good knowledge of NHS environments, systems and resources
  • Excellent research and analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to take the initiative and to manage a wide range of tasks, working well under pressure

If you are excited by the opportunity to work with an exceptional organisation to significantly improve the lives of people affected by this complex and challenging cancer, and think that you have the skills and experience necessary for this key role, we want to hear from you.

For further information and a detailed job description visit or call Sarah Richard on 0131 557 3332.

To apply, send your CV and supporting statement to or Eleanor Hughes, Myeloma UK, 22 Logie Mill, Beaverbank Business Park, Edinburgh EH7 4HG.

The closing date for applications is 26 September 2017.

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