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Job opportunity - PenCLAHRC Associate Professor (Reader) in Health Services Research

Posted on October 27th 2016

Based at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, we are looking to appoint an Associate Professor (Reader). The post holder will develop and support research projects adopted by PenCLAHRC, as well as identify research and implementation ideas in their own field and develop these into funding proposals and a programme of research.

Working as part of the Plymouth based Primary Care Group within Clinical Trials and Populations Studies, the post holder will also work closely with the PenCLAHRC team based at the University of Exeter. There will be opportunities to build partnerships with leading health services researchers across both universities.

We are keen to develop Principal Investigator capacity within our areas of strength, namely mental health, health promotion, person centred approaches, inequalities and care for individuals with multi-morbidity or long term conditions. We also welcome applicants with portfolios from other areas such as dementia; obesity; neurological conditions; acute admissions; inter-professional working; care homes; e-health and m-health; implementation science and other areas of significant importance to the NHS and social care agenda.

Being a part of PenCLAHRC and the rapidly growing Primary Care Group, the successful candidate will have access to all of the support needed to build successful programmes of research; internationally renowned collaborators; methodological expertise; peer support from colleagues and excellent management and administrative support.

Applicants will have demonstrable expertise in health services research and hold a postgraduate academic qualification in a relevant field, usually a doctorate or recognised equivalent qualification and be nationally recognised in health services research. Experience of formal leadership and management roles is essential, as is a strong track record of attracting significant research funding and delivering high-quality outputs using that funding.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 13 November 2016. This is a permanent post and is available as full-time, however we are happy to consider applications for part-time or flexible working for the right candidate.

Read further information about this post in our brochure.

To discuss this role, please contact Professor Richard Byng on

For more information, or to apply for this position, please visit the Plymouth University webpage and search for job reference number A5048.

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