Senior Research Fellow, Process Evaluation of a UK-wide randomised controlled trial (RCT)

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
£42,155 - £ 51,805
06 Dec 2022
End of advertisement period
15 Jan 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Job title: Senior Research Fellow - Part Time, Fixed Term (39 months)

Job reference: 0000019705

Date posted: 05/12/2022

Application closing date: 15/01/2023

Salary: Grade 6,  £42,155 - £ 51,805

Package: Excellent Benefits Package

Contractual hours: Blank

Basis: Part Time

Job description
Senior Research Fellow, Part Time (0.6 FTE), Fixed Term for 39 months (from 1 May 2023 - 31 July 2026)

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and experienced Research Fellow. The successful applicant will be working on the Process Evaluation of a UK-wide randomised controlled trial (RCT) funded by NIHR HTA, which aims to evaluate the fidelity of the trial protocol and identify barriers that may impact the implementation of the intervention. The trial aims to determine whether short-duration antibiotic treatment is as good as routine practice for critically ill patients with sepsis. The process evaluation will be led by Edinburgh Napier University and coordinated by Newcastle University. The role includes organising meetings of the process evaluation team, data collection and analysis and preparation of journal and report publications. The post holder will be required to travel to Intensive Care Units across the whole of the UK for data collection.

The successful candidate will have a combination of relevant experience as a clinician in the intensive care environment and advanced research training, preferably with qualitative and/or mixed methods experience. We are looking for an ambitious, self-motivated and well-organised researcher with a strong work ethic who enjoys examining practice, critical thinking and team working.

For a comprehensive list of the responsibilities and requirements, please click here to view the full job description.

Who are we looking for?

We’re looking for a highly motivated individual with:

  • PhD or equivalent degree in the field of nursing, psychology, health science or sociology.
  • Experience in using qualitative and/or mixed research methods.
  • Demonstrable expertise in devising and carrying out research within a clinical environment and disseminating results.
  • Track record of post-doctoral research background in the field, including authored journal articles in established peer-reviewed publications.

Benefits we offer

In return, we offer a great working environment where we support ambition, recognize achievement and offer an attractive benefits package. This includes a generous pension scheme, professional development opportunities, discounted access to onsite sports facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts. For more information about our wide range of benefits, click here.

Salary: Grade 6,  £42,155 - £ 51,805

Additional Information

Application Closing Date: 15th Jan 2023 @11:59 pm

Interviews will be held online via Microsoft Teams. 

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