Senior Research Fellow (Qualitative Research)

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - Academic Unit of Elderly Care and Rehabilitation (AUECR)

Location: Bradford Institute for Health Research on the Bradford Royal Infirmary Site, Bradford

Hours: Full-time 37.5 (part-time can be considered minimum 30 hours), fixed term contract up to 31/08/2020   

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, organised and motivated qualitative researcher to join the highly successful AUECR in the role of Senior Research Fellow. The Unit specialises in applied health research and is working on several programmes and research studies relevant to older people and stroke. The post-holder will be working with internationally renowned experts on the Home-based Extended Rehabilitation for Older People (HERO) trial, a high profile research project funded by the National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment (NIHR HTA) programme

The aim of the HERO trial is to establish whether a home-based exercise intervention is a clinically and cost effective extended rehabilitation programme for older people with frailty discharged home from hospital or from intermediate care services after acute illness or injury. The Senior Research Fellow will take the lead on conducting an embedded process evaluation of the extended rehabilitation programme.

The successful applicant will be educated to post-graduate level e.g. Masters or equivalent experience/qualification in a health or health research related subject, have experience in leading projects, undertaking and analysing qualitative research.

There is an expectation that the post-holder will be prepared to work flexibly and travel as required within the UK.

Anyone interested in the post is encouraged to contact Dr Andrew Clegg (andrew.clegg@bthft.nhs.uk Tel 01274 383440) or Dr David Clarke (d.j.clarke@leeds.ac.uk Tel 01274 383441) to discuss the opportunities available.

Apply on-line at: www.jobs.nhs.uk/in/btht quoting post ref: 389-A-17-19016

Closing Date: 22 October 2017 (This date may change dependent on the response)

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