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Clinical Evaluation Scientist

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Healthcare scientist
Band 7
Full Time
We are seeking a degree or masters graduate in a health science-related discipline to join our friendly team at CEDAR, part of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board with links to Cardiff University.

CEDAR supports decision making in healthcare through its contracts with national policy organisations and programmes including the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), the Welsh Value in Health Centre and Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee (WHSSC). CEDAR also supports original research and service evaluation projects.

We currently have a temporary vacancy for a Clinical Evaluation Scientist / Researcher to support CEDAR's work with NICE, Value in Health and WHSSC. This post is to cover maternity leave on a one year secondment or fixed term contract

Main duties of the job

The post holder will support projects across our portfolio of work, and experience in qualitative and mixed methods research, health economics or evidence reviews would be advantageous. An understanding of health care is essential, as is the ability to write and present clearly on complex health care interventions, keeping a number of topics on track to meet tight deadlines.

If you have a keen interest in using and developing evidence to inform health care decisions then this is the role for you! CEDAR is conveniently located in the Cardiff Medicentre at the University Hospital of Wales with good cycle /changing facilities nearby, convenient bus routes and a free car park. We are looking for someone who shares our values of trust, respect, personal responsibility, kindness and integrity and we welcome applications equally in Welsh or in English.

This post is fixed term for 12 months due to the needs of the service.

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission isCaring for People, Keeping People Well,and ourvision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiffand the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Person Specification



  • Good (1st or 2nd class) Honours degree in relevant scientific subject (eg scientific or engineering subject, psychology, etc.) or equivalent experience Relevant Masters degree (MSc) (eg health economics, research methods, clinical engineering, information management, ergonomics, etc.) or equivalent experience


  • PRINCE2 practitioner Research doctorate (PhD) Experience equivalent to a PhD



  • Able to manage all aspects of a project eg including recruitment of experts or volunteers for research / testing. Able to work to tight deadlines. Evidence of successful project and time management skills Able to communicate effectively (in person, verbally and electronically) with a wide variety of stakeholders


  • Specialist knowledge of research methods, Applying to Ethical Committee(s) for approval to conduct research project(s) involving human subjects Experienced in using a range of research methods quantitative and / or qualitative



  • Able to design, create and use software to record complex multi-parameter information (eg survey data). Able to use software, to perform complex analysis of numerical and categorical data to combine this information into graphs & tables for reports, Excellent project management and organisational skills Able to prioritise and manage own work Able to work to tight deadlines Able to exercise own initiative when dealing with issues within own specialist area of competence Able to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team. Able to report appropriately and effectively to line manager.

Special Knowledge


  • Knowledge of research methods quantitative and / or qualitative (eg design of questionnaires and in depth interview techniques)


  • An understanding of research governance procedures

Personal Qualities


  • Self-confident in new and challenging situations and aware of own limitations Able to engage the enthusiasm of others in tasks that are important to you Able to work autonomously and as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Able to work with within existing quality procedures Able to work accurately and with diligence and persistence. Eager to learn new knowledge and skills and have enthusiasm for change.



  • Able to respond positively to changing priorities and working patterns, as required by the funding organisation and others

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board



Medicenter, University Hospital of Wales


CF14 4XW

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