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CLAHRC NWC Evidence Synthesis Collaboration Theme Manager

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Job reference: REQ002712

Date posted: 09/03/2017

Application closing date: 26/03/2017

Location: Preston

Campus Salary H (£34956 - 40523)

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 a Doctoral study 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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