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Job Opportunity - PenCLAHRC Research Assistant/Fellow

Posted on February 3rd 2017

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a self-motivated and enthusiastic Research Assistant or Research Fellow, to work within the Primary Care group at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry. We are looking for someone with expertise in health services research.

The Primary Care research group has a democratic ethos and a high level of success in attracting funding. You will also be a part of the NIHR PenCLAHRC team, and have opportunities to build partnerships with leading health services researchers across the Universities of Plymouth and Exeter.

PenCLAHRC's novel ground-up approach to research, led by patients, clinicians and managers in collaboration with researchers, has led to notable successes and we are determined to build on these. More than anything, we are dedicated to successfully undertaking research that makes a difference.  

PenCLAHRC is keen to develop capacity in three areas: the application of quantitative methods to health services research; intervention development; and implementation science and related fields (knowledge mobilisation, knowledge translation, etc.). We welcome applications from individuals with a background in these areas, but are especially keen for applicants to have expertise in additional topic areas as well. 

Applicants will possess a first degree in health services research, or related subject, along with an appropriate postgraduate academic qualification, usually a doctorate or recognised equivalent experience including professional accreditations and qualifications.

Whilst this is envisaged as a full-time post (37 hours per week), part-time and flexible working arrangements will be considered. This is a fixed term post from 1 April 2017 until 31 December 2018, and has been funded from an NIHR award. 

The closing date for applications is Sunday 26 February 2017. Interviews are likely to be held on 8 March 2017.

For an informal discussion of the role please contact Professor Richard Byng via email or telephone: 01752 764260.

For more information or to apply for this position, please visit the Plymouth University jobs page and search for job reference number A5252.