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Research Fellow in Applied Health Research

UCL - NIHR ARC North Thames

Location: London
Salary: £38,308 to £46,155
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 15th November 2022
Closes: 3rd January 2023
Job Ref: B02-03957

About us

NIHR ARC North Thames works together with its university, NHS, local authority, patient, charity and industry partners to identify the key health and care problems. We design innovative research in response and rapidly put findings into practice across our region and beyond.

The post holder will be a highly motivated researcher with experience of applying qualitative and quantitative methods to understand, evaluate and address health care / public health problems, ideally in the UK. They will collaborate with academic and non-academic partners, and patient or public representatives to conduct high quality research. They will be involved in all stages of research from design to dissemination; including contributing or leading on funding applications; and on applications for ethical and data sharing approvals. They will contribute to teaching activities with the ARC Academy and at UCL, as appropriate.

About the role

Candidates should have a PhD in a relevant field (e.g., applied population health, health services, health psychology, organisational research, epidemiology or other discipline relevant to mixed methods evaluation).

The ideal candidate will be experienced in designing and conducting robust research using qualitative and quantitative methods, including literature reviews and evidence synthesis, and evaluations. They will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, experience of peer-review publication, and dissemination of research findings to academic and non-academic audiences. They will have experience of teaching undergraduate, postgraduate and / or continuing professional students. They will be able to work independently as part of a muti-disciplinary team.

This is a fixed term role until 30 September 2024 in the first instance. Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at Grade 6B with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD Thesis. We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

About you

The postholder will join the NIHR ARC North Thames Research Partnership Team (RPT), which comprises a research facilitator, plus 11 researchers with experience in areas including: evaluation of complex interventions, population health and social care research, applied statistics, health economics, qualitative methods and evidence synthesis. Membership of the RPT offers an unprecedented opportunity for academic career development by working at the interface of academia and the service and learning directly from world-leading senior academics to design and deliver internationally excellent applied health research in collaboration with our partners.

The RPT meet with the ARC Director (Professor Rosalind Raine) regularly to review project proposals and progress of ongoing work.

What we offer

Visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/work-at-ucl/reward-and-benefits to find out more.

The advert will close on 23:59 GMT, 3rd Jan 2023, however we may close applications early if we receive a high volume of applications. Early application submission is recommended.

Interview Date(s) are scheduled for: TBC

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

If you have any queries about the role, please contact Jessica Sheringham on the email address specified on the full UCL advert details.

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