Researcher 1A

Glasgow Caledonian University - Life and Health Sciences - Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Unit

Contract: Part time/Fixed term 0.6FTE for 24 months

Glasgow Caledonian University is a vibrant multi-cultural modern university in the centre of Glasgow and is placed amongst the top 150 modern Universities in the world (THE, 2017).

The Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Unit (NMAHP RU) was established in 1994 and is funded through a 5 year rolling award by the Scottish Government. This supports 7 core senior academics with a focus on improving clinical outcomes and service quality in areas of practice that fall within the NMAHP remit. Co-investment by partner HEIs and a highly successful research track record means that the Unit now has 60-70 staff and full time PhD students. We are leads and co-applicants on multiple NIHR, Chief Scientist Office and charity funded trials and service evaluations across our three main research programmes: Innovation in NMAHP healthcare technologies, Transforming Care Delivery and Improving the efficiency of healthcare research (worth approximately £17m). We are also major partners in the new Scottish Improvement Science Collaboration (part funded by Health Foundation).

The Unit has specialised and dedicated methodologists in statistics, record linkage, complex service evaluations, systematic reviews (Cochrane, and qualitative), randomised controlled trials, consensus methods and qualitative research. The Unit also has a substantive researcher development scheme for all staff that provides support for grant writing, paper writing, and skills development.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the unit for which we require a researcher for the ProLong20+ study recently funded by the CSO.  The successful candidate will work with PI and project team to ensure the successful completion of the project.

We require a researcher to work with us on the ProLong20+ study.  In 1993-94 we recruited 8000 women three months after giving birth to find out about their pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) (ProLong study).  Women then completed a questionnaire 6 years and 12 years later.  An examination was also offered at 12 years.  In this study, ProLong20+, women will receive another questionnaire and be invited for pelvic floor examination, and we will access their NHS data about PFD treatment received.  The successful candidate will be responsible for working with the PI and project team to ensure the smooth running of the project, liaising with trial researchers, centres, participants and oversight committees as well as NHS ethics, R&D bodies, and NHS Digital and ISD Scotland.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level in relevant subject area with a postgraduate qualification in relevant area being desirable.  You must have experience of working with and developing large databases, research report writing and experience of gaining NHS ethical and R&D approval.  Knowledge of guidelines relation to Good Clinical Practice, Research and Clinical Governance, Data Protection and ethical considerations is essential.  Additionally the experience of data management in a large scale survey is desirable.

Further details on this post are available by contacting Professor Suzanne Hagen at S.Hagen@gcu.ac.uk

As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality and diversity, as well as our values in everything that we do.  As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values.

Applicants must have the continued right to live and work in the United Kingdom to apply for this vacancy.

Please note that the appointment will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception). 

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