Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Save-a-Life Cymru (SaLC) NHS Wales Cardiac Network  

Cardiff (Caerdydd) (GB)
£40,927 - £46,042
24 May 2022
End of advertisement period
06 Jun 2022
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Sport Science
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Save-a-Life Cymru (SaLC) NHS Wales Cardiac Network  

School:  Cardiff School of Sport & Health Sciences            

Location:  Llandaff Campus

Grade:  7 AB

Salary:  £40,927 - £46,042        

Tenure: 24 months fixed term 

Hours:  37 hours per week                

Accountable to:  Principal Investigator    

This job description is indicative, not prescriptive, and the balance of duties will be in accordance with the contract of employment.

Role Summary:

The post holder will contribute to developing the linking of Welsh Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Outcomes data to NHS Wales patient demographic data and ONS date of death data through NHS Wales Digital. The post holder will work collaboratively with the NHS Wales Cardiac Network Clinical Lead and SaLC to lead research, including planning, design, and implementation of research. 

The post holder will participate in the IP application and knowledge transfer with external partners associated with the NHS Wales Cardiac Network and dissemination of the findings of the project. They will coordinate data collection, data analysis, manuscript preparation, and dissemination activities.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Take a leading role in delivering a research project on Welsh Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Outcomes.  

The post holder will have access to data from the OHCA register for the purposes of their research. This may require a collaborative approach with the NHS National Data Resource Digital Health Wales to ensure the verification and accuracy of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Outcomes data for Wales

Collect, record, analyse the data and write up results for governmental / sector reports and public dissertation in a timely fashion

Work collaboratively in the development of an external research network involving national and international colleagues and institutions.

Be knowledgeable of the scientific literature relating to the project and to monitor new developments in the field of study

Prepare and present work at university research seminars and project partner meetings as required. 

Prepare progress reports on the research from time to time as required by the funder (SaLC) for review purposes

Extend, transform, and apply knowledge acquired from research projects to further research and appropriate external activities.  

Write and contribute to publications or disseminate research findings using other appropriate media.

Make presentations at conferences or exhibit work in other appropriate events

Participate in and develop external networks, for example to identify sources of funding, generate income, obtain consultancy projects, or build relationships for future activities.

Collaborate actively within and outside the Institution to complete research projects and advance thinking. 

Contribute to the teaching and learning programmes within the department. 

Supervise postgraduate research students. Deal with standard problems and help students resolve their concerns about progress in research.

Routinely communicate complex and conceptual ideas to those with limited knowledge and understanding as well as to peers using high level skills and a range of media. 

Mentor colleagues with less experience and advise on personal development. 

Act as a responsible team member, leading where agreed, and develop productive working relationships with other members of staff. 

Possess sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies.  

Standard Notification

These guidelines are provided to assist you in the performance of your contract. The university is a dynamic organisation; therefore, changes may be required from time to time. Any changes will be made in consultation with the post-holder. The Summary of Duties and Responsibilities is not intended to be an exhaustive list of tasks performed. Other associated technical tasks are likely to be performed as directed by the line manager.

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