RAND Europe is a world renown not-for-profit policy research organisation. We conduct independent and objective research and analysis for public sector, industry and not for profit clients and provide evidence-based insights that influence policy decisions in the UK, Europe and globally. Our work lies on the continuum between that of universities and consultancies, combining the academic rigour of universities and the professional, task orientated approach of consultancies.
Following a period of rapid growth, we are further expanding our portfolio in the field of healthcare innovation and are looking to recruit a motivated Research Leader to join our team. This role would suit an experienced, creative and collaborative researcher who is committed to improving policy and decision-making in the service of population health. We are looking for an individual(s) who enjoys conducting high quality research and analysis on diverse healthcare innovation related challenges of our time. For example, we work on better understanding the societal burden of various diseases and on improving patient care through innovation (including in areas like cancer, cardiovascular disease, rare diseases, infectious diseases like COVID-19 and others), tackling antimicrobial resistance and research on vaccine nationalism. We do research to inform actions that policymakers, regulators and payers can take to improve patient access to life-saving innovations, and research that seeks to better understand how innovation in the life sciences will be financed and supported in the future. And that is just a taster of the types of topics we engage with. You can find out more about our recent projects here: https://www.rand.org/randeurope/research/health/innovation.html
We welcome applications from diverse disciplinary and professional backgrounds. For example, you might come from a healthcare research related department in a university, a science, technology and innovation research group, or from a consultancy, research institute or think-thank. Or you might have worked in a research-related role in a government policy department that focuses on healthcare, innovation and/or the life sciences. Our Research Leaders typically have a PhD degree or at minimum a postgraduate degree with additional relevant working experience. Regardless of your education level, you are expected to have significant prior work experience. We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants with strong qualitative research skills and welcome applicants with quantitative and mixed-methods skills as well.
Our Research Leaders are also strong communicators and are known by influential organisations in the healthcare and/or innovation space- for example in research ,policy, industry and/or not for profit sector communities.
As Research Leader at RAND Europe you will build your own research portfolio and be supported by colleagues in doing so. You will help grow RAND Europe’s reputation as a contributor to internationally and nationally significant policy debates, and develop our external audiences. You will promote mixed-methods and interdisciplinary research in keeping with our mission to improve policy-making for the public good. As a visionary researcher, with a talent for managing research teams, you will generate ideas, nurture talent and enthuse internal and external partners to support your research.
Our Research Leaders are visible ambassadors for RAND Europe, raising its profile with relevant audiences whenever possible. You will also:
The successful applicant will work in our Cambridge (UK) office and be part of our wider Health and Wellbeing research group of over twenty talented, collaborative and flexible individuals. The Health and Wellbeing group conducts a broad portfolio of policy research in healthcare innovation, healthcare services research, well-being and public health for a diverse client base in the UK, Europe and beyond. The successful applicant is being recruited to work predominantly on the healthcare innovation stream of the team’s portfolio for both industry and public sector clients. This entails bringing multidisciplinary research, evaluation, analysis, expertise and innovative methods to help our clients navigate major innovation-related challenges that will shape the future of healthcare. The Health and Wellbeing team are a friendly and very collaborative group of researchers. We thrive on exchanging ideas with each other and pushing the boundaries of our knowledge. We also sometime collaborate with other organisations such as universities and consultancies.
If this sounds like an environment that you would enjoy and like to contribute to, we would love to hear from you!
The role of the research leader will be to contribute on diverse fronts of our healthcare innovation portfolio:
Research and Team Management
Within RAND Europe, your responsibilities for research and team management include:
As a leader of a research portfolio, you will be responsible for generating funding through proposals and business development:
In addition to conducting world-class research you will be expected to:
Essential Qualifications, Experience and Knowledge:
In your application you must state your eligibility to work in the UK. Please note, we are able to offer visa sponsorship for this role.
We are open to flexible working and the post holder is expected to be in the office on regular occasions but we also support a degree of remote working.
How to apply
If you have the qualities to further strengthen our team, please submit an application via RAND Europe’s online careers portal. You will need to submit a CV, covering letter and a short writing sample (up to 3 pages, aimed at a non-technical audience). Please ensure that your CV, covering letter and writing sample are submitted together as one single document.
Closing date for this position is Monday 4th October 2021.
|Placed On:||7th September 2021|
|Closes:||4th October 2021|
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