Associate Professor (Reader) in Health Services Research

Plymouth, Devon (GB)
05 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
02 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

PenCLAHRC Associate Professor (Reader) in Health Services Research
£48,327 to £55,998 pa- Grade 9 
Ref: A5048

Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry

Peninsula Medical School

This is a permanent post within the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) South West Peninsula (PenCLAHRC) based in Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry. This role is available as full-time however we are happy to consider applications for part-time or flexible working for the right candidate.

We wish to appoint an Associate Professor (Reader) with demonstrable expertise in health services research. You will be expected both to develop and support research projects adopted by PenCLAHRC and to identify research and implementation ideas in your own field and develop these into funding proposals and a programme of research. You will work as part of the Plymouth based PenCLAHRC team as a key part of Primary Care Group within Clinical Trials and Populations Studies.  You will also work closely with the PenCLAHRC team based in Exeter and have opportunities to build partnerships with leading health services researchers across both universities.

We are keen to develop Principal Investigator capacity within our areas of strength, namely mental health, health promotion, person centred approaches, inequalities and care for individuals with multi-morbidity or long term conditions. We also welcome applicants with portfolios from other areas such as dementia; obesity; neurological conditions; acute admissions; inter-professional working; care homes; e-health and m-health; implementation science and other areas of significant importance to the NHS and social care agenda.

Being a part of PenCLAHRC and rapidly growing Primary Care Group, you will have access to all of the support needed to build successful programmes of research; internationally renowned collaborators; methodological expertise; peer support from colleagues and excellent management & administrative support.

PenCLAHRC is a dynamic and flourishing organisation. This post offers an exciting opportunity to become part of a successful and enthusiastic team committed to improving public health and patient outcomes through innovative health research and implementation. PenCLAHRC's novel ground-up approach to research, led by patients, clinicians and managers in collaboration with researchers, has led to notable successes and we are determined to build on these. More than anything, we are dedicated to doing research that makes a difference. If this sounds like the kind of environment in which you would flourish, and you meet the criteria set out in the job description, we would really like to hear from you.

You will hold a postgraduate academic qualification in a relevant field usually a doctorate or recognised equivalent qualification and be nationally recognised in health services research.  Experience of formal leadership and management roles is essential as is a strong track record of attracting significant research funding and delivering high-quality outputs using that funding.

Relocation expenses are available for the successful candidate. 

Clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service will be required for this position.

For an informal discussion please contact Professor Richard Byng – 

Interviews are likely to take place on the 21 November 2016

Closing Date: 2nd November 2016, 12 midnight

University of Plymouth is committed to an inclusive culture and respecting diversity, and welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is a Stonewall diversity champion.

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