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Research Fellow - 36 months - Minimum18.75 hpw to 37.5 hpw

Employer
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
BRADFORD
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Our renowned team of patient safety researchers has a new and exciting opportunity available within the Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research Group. We will lead the safety stream of work within the NIHR Policy Research Unit for Quality, Safety and Outcomes (NIHR PRU, QSO) which focuses on three linked areas of national importance: Health and Social Care Quality, Safety and Outcomes. This is a unique opportunity to work at the intersection of policy and research, delivering research and evidence that addresses national policy priorities. There is scope within this role for shaping the direction and scope of the research and the focus of the role depending on the particular skills of the successful applicant and their own career development needs.

The Research Fellow will work in the patient safety arm of the NIHR PRU, QSO. The PRUs are funded to assist government and relevant bodies to draw on the latest evidence when making policy decisions about health and social care delivery.

The Research Fellow will support the senior research fellow in playing an active role in planning and delivering research with a wider academic team that is able to address future health and social care needs for evidence in the domain of patient safety. The Research Fellow will largely conduct qualitative research including qualitative research interviewing, ethnographic methods (e.g. non-participant observations) and thematic/framework analysis as well as contribute to systematic reviews.

Main duties of the job

You will work closely with senior team members to deliver patient safety research programmes and will support the senior policy research fellow in study design, recruitment and data collection and analysis. The role will also include helping to obtain necessary ethical and governance approvals at project outset, for which support will be provided. Other responsibilities will include literature searching, working collaboratively on funding applications, providing regular progress reports, disseminating the findings in different formats, including but not limited to publications, presentations, blogs, infographics, website content, brief reports. There is a strong focus on stakeholder engagement and impact, making this an ideal position for those who are keen to build their networks, develop their expertise in safety science and deliver research that makes a difference to national decisions about how best to improve patient safety through regulation, incentives, education, guidance etc.

Support will be available from a Research Administrator. Mentorship and guidance will be provided by the senior policy research fellow.

About us

Our renowned team of patient safety researchers has a new and exciting opportunity available within the Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research Group. We will lead the safety stream of work within the NIHR Policy Research Unit for Quality, Safety and Outcomes (NIHR PRU, QSO) which focuses on three linked areas of national importance: Health and Social Care Quality, Safety and Outcomes. This is a unique opportunity to work at the intersection of policy and research, delivering research and evidence that addresses national policy priorities. There is scope within this role for shaping the direction and scope of the research and the focus of the role depending on the particular skills of the successful applicant and their own career development needs.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for more information about the role.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of health-related research
  • Experience of working on research concerning health care organisations, professionals or patients in primary care, secondary care and/or in community settings.
  • Experience of collecting and analysing qualitative data (e.g. research interviews, non-participant observations)
  • Experience of writing for publication or writing scientific reports


Desirable

  • Experience of collecting and analysing quantitative data
  • Experience of applied health services research
  • Experience of literature reviewing


Skills

Essential

  • Excellent IT skills to produce study documents, presentations, reports and performing analyses
  • Undertaking qualitative data collection and analysis
  • Excellent verbal and written command of English
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team to meet project deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills - ability to relate to professionals, patients, and the public at all levels
  • Ability to promote the project through social media, conference presentations, attendance at regional and national events
  • Ability to write/contribute to high quality research reports and papers to a standard suitable for publication


Desirable

  • Undertaking quantitative data collection and analysis


Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods (design and analysis)
  • Knowledge of the health service
  • Knowledge of research governance and good clinical practice
  • Knowledge of research methods


Desirable

  • Knowledge of the NHS research priorities particularly with respect to patient safety research


Qualifications

Essential

  • First degree in a health-related or social science subject
  • Post-graduate research training and experience in health services research


Employer details

Employer name

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Bradford Royal Infirmary

Duckworth Lane

BRADFORD

BD9 6RJ

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