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Research Associate

University of Hull - NIHR Policy Research Unit for Palliative and End of Life Care - Faculty of Health Sciences - Hull York Medical School - Wolfson Palliative Care Research Group

Location: Kingston upon Hull
Salary: £31,396 to £37,099 (Band 6)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 29th November 2023
Closes: 5th January 2024
Job Ref: UOH-TA-108

Applicants are required to submit a CV and Covering letter.

Duration: Fixed period (36 months)

Job Details for NIHR Policy Research Unit for Palliative and End of Life Care Research Associate

We are delighted to offer this excellent opportunity to join our growing team in the Wolfson Palliative Care Research Centre, as a Research Associate for the NIHR Policy Research Unit for Palliative and End of Life Care. This new Policy Research Unit (PRU) is funded for three years in the first instance. It will provide policy-makers at the Department of Health and Social Care with timely, relevant, and rapidly-accessible evidence to help them make policy decisions that improve care for patients with advanced illness and their families/carers.

The Policy Research Unit for Palliative and End-of-Life Care is a collaboration co-led by Hull York Medical School at University of Hull and King’s College London, working in collaboration with the International Observatory on End of Life Care at Lancaster University and partners from other Universities. We are currently advertising several posts across these three universities; the focus of this post is systematic reviewing and mixed methods research.

The Policy Research Unit will undertake a core programme of policy research, informed by current and future needs of patients and their families/carers. The PRU will also have a Rapid Response facility that delivers timely, high-quality evidence summaries tailored to policy-makers’ needs. The Policy Research Unit will deliver findings directly to users of the research (particularly policy-makers) through a range of outputs including policy briefings, reports and academic papers.

The post holder will lead on systematic reviewing and synthesis, as well as mixed methods research, to support the core programme of policy research and the Rapid Response facility. They will support the wider dissemination and engagement activities associated with the work of the PRU, with a focus on the systematic reviews and mixed methods streams. The post holder will lead the day-to-day management of the projects, ensuring that high quality research is delivered on time. They will demonstrate excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work alongside a range of colleagues including academic staff, policy makers.

The Policy Research Unit will undertake a core programme of policy research, informed by current and future needs of patients and their families/carers. The PRU will also have a Rapid Response facility that delivers timely, high-quality evidence summaries tailored to policy-makers’ needs. The Policy Research Unit will deliver findings directly to users of the research (including policy-makers, practitioners, service users and community groups) through outputs including briefings, reports, workshops, public events (in person and online) and symposia.

To discuss this role informally, please contact Prof Fliss Murtagh fliss.murtagh@hyms.ac.uk

For information about the Hull York Medical School visit www.hyms.ac.uk

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