Research Associate or Senior Research Associate in Health Services or Applied Health Research

Bristol , City of Bristol (GB)
Grade I: £32,548 - £36,613 per annum. Grade J: £36,613 - £41,212 per annum
03 May 2018
End of advertisement period
31 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

We are seeking to appoint a talented researcher with expertise in health services research, applied health research, epidemiology or medical statistics, interested in working on a range of research topics in the NIHR CLAHRC West (National Institute for Health Research Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care West: /).

This post is an exciting opportunity to undertake research aiming to have a clear impact on health and health care, and to work collaboratively with other researchers in multidisciplinary teams at one of the UK’s leading centres for applied health research. You will be based in Population Health Sciences within Bristol Medical School at the University of Bristol, and the post is funded until 30 September 2019 (with potential for further funding).

The post will suit researchers with training in medical statistics, epidemiology, health services research with an interest in undertaking health services or applied health research.

CLAHRC West projects are undertaken with NHS, Public Health, local authority, university and third sector partners, often with active involvement of patient and public contributors. You will be supported and supervised by Senior Research Fellows leading the Epidemiology and Effectiveness teams (Dr Whiting and Dr Redaniel). You will be involved in data collection, preparation of datasets, and some analysis and interpretation of data.

Research methods used include evidence syntheses (from rapid, scoping reviews to full systematic reviews, including meta-analysis), observational studies based on routine and specifically collected data, and pilot/feasibility studies for randomised trials and other controlled designs. There will be opportunities to contribute to writing publications and presenting findings at conferences. Attendance at courses will be encouraged, and other training will be provided as required.

For informal enquiries about the post contact Dr Penny Whiting ( ) or Dr Theresa Redaniel (

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