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Senior Research Associate - NIHR ARC AHSN

Requisition ID:  5596
Location: 

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Fixed Term
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  12-Jan-2021

 

We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.

 

Salary: £41,526 - £44,045 per annum

 

Closing Date: 9 February 2021

 

The Role 

 

We are looking to appoint a Senior Research Associate to work across the National Institute for Health Research Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) and Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) North East North Cumbria, which will mainly focus upon projects related to COVID-19 that have been prioritised by regional stakeholders. 

 

You will be based within the Population Health Sciences Institute at Newcastle University, but will also work with projects managers and analysts at the Academic Health Science Network. You will be expected to collaborate with regional stakeholders to undertake formal mixed methods evaluation of responses to COVID-19 and serve as a link to the new NHS Beneficial Changes Network. Applicants are expected to have significant post-doctoral experience in the design, analysis and reporting of applied health research. 

 

Engagement with regional health and care providers will be needed to help relevant identify research and implementation priorities, and consider evaluation across different settings and pathways of care including the hospital-community interface, mental health and social care. 

 

Key duties will be to: 

  • Support the design and delivery of prioritised applied research projects that meet the objectives of the Beneficial Changes Network including primary and secondary data analysis
  • Establish a dynamic evaluation link between the ARC and AHSN which offers research and practical advice to colleagues for progressing relevant projects
  • Lead on the preparation of project outputs and academic publications, and support other dissemination activities such as conference presentations
  • Support applications for research project funding which will increase capacity related to evaluation of COVID-19 effects and response
  • Report and encourage the use of research findings to inform the development and delivery of relevant health and social care within the region
  • To serve as a connection with the wider NIHR Beneficial Changes Network in order to maximize the value of evaluation being undertaken regionally and nationally

 

The post is full time, fixed term for 3 years.

 

Further information can be obtained by contacting Prof Chris Price (c.i.m.price@newcastle.ac.uk)

 

The Population Health Sciences Institute is committed to supporting equality, diversity and inclusion for all staff and students.  Applications for part time/flexible working are welcome; please state your desired working arrangements in your application.

 

Key Accountabilities

 

  • Support the design and delivery of prioritized applied research projects within the ARC and AHSN that meet the objectives of the Beneficial Changes Network including primary and secondary data analysis
  • Provide mixed methods support for relevant projects across the ARC and AHSN, and seek additional support as needed within the NE NC ARC Enabling Methodologies theme within the Newcastle University Population Health Sciences Institute 
  • Establish a dynamic evaluation link between the ARC and AHSN which offers research and practical advice to colleagues for progressing relevant projects
  • Lead on the preparation of project outputs and academic publications, and support other dissemination activities such as conference presentations
  • Support applications for research project funding which will increase capacity related to evaluation of COVID-19 effects and response
  • Report and encourage the use of research findings to inform the development and delivery of relevant health and social care within the region
  • Facilitate relevant links within and between ARC, AHSN, Hospitals, Primary Care, Local Authorities, CRN, Third Sector organisations and universities across the region
  • To serve as a connection with the wider NIHR Beneficial Changes Network in order to maximize the value of evaluation being undertaken regionally and nationally
  • Undertake any other duties commensurate with the role

The Person (Essential)

 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Experience of best practice in mixed research methods
  • Ability to build strategic relationships with a range of different stakeholders and at different level
  • Strong critical appraisal/strategic planning skills
  • Significant experience of publishing peer reviewed journal articles and other outputs from research
  • Experience of developing and conducting research within agreed timelines and to a high standard
  • Substantial experience in applied health and social care research including successful funding applications as lead or co-lead
  • Experience in translating and applying relevant knowledge into policy and practice
  • Excellent IT experience across a wide range of relevant applications
  • A desire to improve health and social care practice
  • An understanding of health and social care systems

 

Attributes and Behaviours

  • Willingness and ability to travel around the region
  • Strong persuasion and influencing skills
  • Motivated, self-starting individual capable of driving and supporting research in diverse communities

 

Qualifications

  • A PhD in a relevant topic
  • A Master’s degree or equivalent professional qualification in a relevant topic

 

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.

 

The Institute is part of the Faculty of Medical Sciences which holds a Silver Athena SWAN award.

 

Requisition ID: 5596