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CLAHRC NWC Evidence Synthesis Collaboration Theme Manager

Date posted 06/04/2017 

Application closing date 30/04/2017

Location: Preston Campus

Salary H (£34956 - 40523)

Job category/type Academic

Job description

We are looking to appoint a Theme Manager for the CLAHRC NWC Evidence Synthesis Collaboration, located within the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing at UCLan. The aim of the post is to help manage the development and delivery of research through evidence synthesis to improve the health and reduce health inequalities in the population of the CLAHRC NWC.
The post holder will help deliver the research and implementation activities of the CLAHRC NWC Evidence Synthesis Collaboration Theme. They will be a highly motivated and well-organised person able to help conduct and manage a programme of research through evidence synthesis. They will support a range of academics and/or health service professionals, who are acting as project leads, to design, develop and implement their project plans. Similarly, they will work with other themes within CLAHRC, and engage partners (including patient and public representatives), to develop and deliver future research projects. Their role will involve managing and monitoring projects encompassed within the theme, providing support to the project teams. Importantly, they will undertake evidence syntheses themselves, as part of project teams on behalf of the CLAHRC.  
A proven record of health research activity in evidence synthesis, particularly related to systematic reviews and health technology assessment, is essential and will be supported by an in-depth knowledge of research methods and evidence synthesis. The successful applicant will also have experience of independent management in all aspects of research projects (bidding, study, conduct, report writing, finance management).
A first degree in a Health and Social Care related subject, completion of  Masters programme and evidence of formal training or qualifications in evidence synthesis/systematics reviews are important requirements for this post. The post holder will have a strong record of publications commensurate with career stage and a track record of research and knowledge transfer income generation. A strong track record of presentations at national and international conferences is also essential. 
Applicants must have good communication, prioritisation and IT skills as well as the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines. Effective time management and organisational skills are also essential for success in this post.
Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. This position is based in Preston.
School/Service: School of Health Sciences
Hours: Full Time (1.0 FTE)
Basis: Fixed term contract for 21 months 
Interview Date: To be confirmed 

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CLAHRC NWC Research Associate (2 Posts) Grade 7

University of Liverpool - Health Services Research (Faculty of Health and Life Sciences - Institute of Psychology Health and Society)

This is an opportunity for a highly applied health services researcher to make a practical contribution to reducing health inequalities and improving the health of the population of the North West Coast. You will make a practical contribution to reducing health inequalities and improving the health of the population of the North West Coast. Over the last year, the NIHR CLAHRC NWC Partners have been developing a programme which aims to bring together the expertise of experienced health service researchers with that of commissioners and providers of services in NHS and Local Authority organisations to promote evidence informed decisions about the organisation and delivery of care.

You will become a member of a multidisciplinary research team working in close collaboration with commissioners and providers on this ambitious programme of work to research and evaluate new models of out of hospital treatments and care in order to identify which of the new models being developed by Partners are most effective in reducing health inequalities, improving population health and wellbeing and reducing emergency admissions. You will be expected to play an active role in identifying further research prospects relevant to the research interests of CLAHRC NWC and developing them into grant applications and projects. You will also be expected to make a major contribution to the publication of high quality research papers. Whilst the post is based in central Liverpool, you will be expected to attend meetings and events across the North West Coast area, as well as nationally.

You must have a PhD in Health Services Research, and experience of conducting high quality academic research. You must have a proven ability to engage and manage a wide range of stakeholder groups, including working with the public, as well as project management skills, with a track record of delivering projects on time and within budget. Experience of conducting research in the field of redesign of health services and systems would be an advantage. The posts are available until 31 December 2018.

Interview Date: To be confirmed

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