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Health Research and Evaluation Specialist

NHS Western Isles

Location: Stornoway
Salary: £33,072 to £40,736 band 6, plus Distant Islands Allowance of £1,117
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 1st September 2021
Closes: 28th September 2021
Job Ref: 065795

Contract type: Two-year fixed term contract

An opportunity has arisen for a health researcher to support the research, evaluation and trials organisation as part of the delivery of European Interreg innovation projects in which NHS Western Isles are a partner. NHS Western Isles has a track record of involvement in innovation and collaboration, and are currently partners in Northern Periphery & Arctic (NPA) and the North West Europe (NWE) Interreg programmes which this role will directly support.

You will support the R&I Lead particularly on the NPA ChatPal and NWE IT4Anxiety projects. Both projects aim to support individuals’ mental wellbeing via the development of a number of digital health solutions, informed by the collection, synthesis and analysis of range of evidence of stakeholder and wider community needs in the Western Isles. Both projects involve collaboration with a range of international partners from Ireland, N. Ireland, Finland, Sweden, France, Belgium and Germany who share similar challenges to the Western Isles.

You will be based within Lews Castle College, University of Highlands & Islands (UHI) for access to research environment. You will additionally contribute to research network activity in promoting the growth of the Centre for Rural Health and Social Care (UHI), including participation in stakeholder workshops, project meetings, seminars and conferences.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone with significant experience in health-related research. You should have a relevant first degree and specialist postgraduate qualifications. You will also have robust knowledge of both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. You will require a range of skills in the design and management of research studies. Strong data manipulation and analysis skills will be key element of the role across projects. You should also be confident in communicating research findings to range of stakeholders both formal and informal settings.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Martin Malcolm, Head of Public Health Intelligence & Information Services, on 01851 762027.

The successful applicant will be required to register with the PVG Scheme (Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme). This post is not eligible for relocation expenses.

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