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Research Associate or Research Fellow

King's College London - Health Service & Population Research

Location: London
Salary: £38,304 to £47,545 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 17th November 2021
Closes: 8th December 2021
Job Ref: 035826
 

Salary:

Research Associate: £38,304 - £45,026 OR Research Fellow: £46,292 - £47,545

per annum, including London Weighting Allowance

NB: pro rata 80%FTE

Building and Campus: IoPPN Building, Denmark Hill Campus

Contact: Madelene Boyton; madelene.boyton@kcl.ac.uk

Hiring manager/s: Madelene Boyton, Louise Hull

Job description

The postholder will take a lead role in delivering the National Institute for Health Research Applied Research Collaboration (NIHR ARC) South London Implementation Research theme and King's Improvement Science (KIS) research and evaluation projects, utilising their mixed-methods (ideally qualitative and quantitative) expertise.

The role includes planning, coordinating, executing, and reporting on implementation and improvement science research and evaluation projects in health and social care settings, and delivering some teaching and training.

The postholder will work alongside members of NIHR ARC South London, the Centre for Implementation Science (CIS) and the KIS team, under the guidance of the NIHR ARC South London Implementation Research theme lead, CIS Director and KIS Principal Investigator. The post-holder will also work collaboratively with funders, NHS staff, public members and other stakeholders to plan and deliver high-quality, applied research aimed at improving health or social care services.

NIHR ARC South London, is a research organisation that brings together researchers, health and social care practitioners, and local people to improve health and social care in south London. Member organisations include King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Kings Health Partners, King's College London, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, St. George's, University of London, Health Innovation Network South London (AHSN), South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, and Kingston University. The NIHR ARC South London, is one of 15 NIHR ARCs in England, establish in 2019. For more information about NIHR ARC South London please see: https://www.arc-sl.nihr.ac.uk

The Implementation Research theme is led by Professor Nick Sevdalis and is one of cross-cutting methodological themes of the NIHR ARC South London. The current portfolio of NIHR ARC South London Implementation Research theme includes, but is not limited to, the expansion of the usability of the ‘Implementation Science Research Development’ (ImpRes) tool and supplementary guide into social care and a project to advance the conceptualisation and measurement of pragmatism, as a measurement construct/quality of implementation outcome and determinant measures. 

KIS is a Kings Health Partners supported research programme led by Professor Nick Sevdalis and aimed at enhancing how quality improvement activity is carried out across major south London health care providers. Established in 2013, KIS comprises an interdisciplinary team of researchers with expertise in improvement and implementation sciences, evaluation, patient and public involvement (PPI), and economics, and a core team of managers and communication professionals. For information about the first phase of KIS work (2013-2018) please see: http://www.kingsimprovementscience.org

The current portfolio of KIS research includes (but is not limited to) an evaluation of a King's Health Partners-wide staff support and wellbeing programme, evaluation of the scale-up of remote monitoring of patients with rheumatoid arthritis and a project examining implementation, effectiveness and experiences of remote working within mental health NHS Trusts in south London during the COVID19 pandemic. The post-holder will be required to take a supporting role across multiple projects, in collaboration with other members of the team. Further projects will emerge in accordance with the funder’s priorities.

Contract

This post will be offered on a  fixed-term contract until 1st November 2022

This is a part-time post - 80% full time equivalent

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