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Academic / Research Development Officer (CeNREE)

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
Stoke on Trent
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Researcher
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Research Associate / Academic Development Officer at UHNM is an integral part of the Centre for NMAHP Research and Education Excellence (CeNREE). Due to the progression of the existing post holder there is an opportunity for a Nurse, Midwife or AHP with a passion for research to join the team. They will be responsible for promoting the role of CeNREE and research across UHNM, engaging with NMAHPs and providing professional support to clinical and academic researchers at all stages of the research process, including developing training fellowship applications, the preparation of research protocols and external grant applications.

Opportunities include a breadth of activities ranging from the formation of rapid review teams to the forthcoming inaugural Catalyst Event, which will generate research questions and enable the formation of multi-professional research groups. At UHNM our goal is to be a world-class centre of clinical and academic achievement, where staff work together to ensure patients receive the highest standards of care. CeNREE aims to instil a change in philosophy by driving forward a visible and underpinning research focus in clinical practice. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a nurturing and ambitious team who are committed to creating opportunities for our staff and take tremendous pride in their work.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for advising clinicians and researchers in the development of their research proposals following agreed principles of good practice. This will include providing advice on developing the idea, assistance in defining the research question, conducting literature reviews and guiding the researcher through study design options in liaison with appropriate clinical, scientific and methodological (e.g. statisticians, health economists, health informatics specialists) experts. The post holder will be expected to establish and maintain effective communication with clinical staff, with university academic staff and with CeNREE networks.

This is an excellent opportunity for a registered nurse, midwife or allied health professional to facilitate the development of NMAHP research. The CeNREE Research Associate / Academic Development Officer will be part of a motivated and driven team provide research advice and support across multiple projects and provide training in a range of research methods and tools.

About us

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. Based across two sites, Royal Stoke in Stoke-on-Trent and County Hospital in Stafford, we are proud to serve around three million people and we're highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales.

All of our employees make a valuable contribution regardless of role here at UHNM and we are proud of our wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their true potential.

UHNM create and encourage a culture of inclusion, providing equal opportunities for career development that are fair and transparent. We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture in which all staff feel valued and respected. In return we ask all of our employees to make a commitment to the values, co-created by or staff, patients and carers, and that unite us as a Trust.

At University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust we know that investing in, supporting and developing our staff has a direct impact on the quality of care that we deliver. Our employees are as important as our patients and the population that we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on working for the Trust, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification or contact the Hiring Manager.

Person Specification



  • Bachelors degree in health profession
  • Registered health professional (NMC/HCPC etc)
  • Masters degree in health related topic/research or willing to do


  • PhD in health related area



  • Research publications
  • Planning and conducting research
  • Knowledge of research methodologies
  • Writing grant applications/research proposals


  • Project management
  • Facilitating research for others
  • Understanding clinical research environment

Skills and Qualities


  • Data analysis skills
  • Enthusiastic, motivated
  • Understanding of grant funding bodies
  • Innovative, able to prioritise


  • Knowledge of ACCORD/SOECAT/ETCs
  • Understanding of importance of PPI
  • Knowledge of research governance principles

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust


Royal Stoke University Hospital

Newcastle Road

Stoke on Trent


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