University of York – Department of Health Sciences
Salary Range: £38,832 - £43,685 a year
Hours: Full Time
Ref Number: 6967
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Closing date: 23 September 2018
Applications are invited for a Research Fellow position to work on a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded Community pharmacy: Highlighting Alcohol use in Medication aPpointments (CHAMP-1) research programme led by Professor Jim McCambridge. This ground breaking research programme aims to design and evaluate an intervention that develops routine incorporation of alcohol within medication review services delivered by community pharmacists. It paves the way internationally for new approaches that help patients make their own decisions about alcohol by developing methods for healthcare professions to incorporate attention to alcohol in routine practice. The purposes of this role are:
To manage research fieldwork primarily via liaison with community pharmacies and YTU
To participate actively in the planning and co-ordination of the research programme as a whole
To identify and develop potential areas for further research within the programme
To contribute to and/or lead on the production of research outputs and research outcomes
To contribute to and/or lead the obtaining of external research funding
To provide applied health research career development opportunities in areas covered by this research programme
Working with a large team of senior colleagues who are leading UK researchers in alcohol, community pharmacies, qualitative health research, and psychology, the main duties of the role are to assist in the co-ordination of the research programme, lead liaison with pharmacies, assist the processes of collection, analysis and interpretation of research data, and to contribute to research papers. You will participate in the communication of findings to different groups through written reports, peer-reviewed journal papers, presentations and meetings. The post offers opportunities for involvement in the development of funding applications for new research projects.
Skills, qualification and experience needed
You will hold a relevant PhD and have post-doctoral experience in an applied health research area. You should have knowledge of a range of research methodologies and a good grasp of the process of doing research. You will have experience of liaising closely with healthcare practitioners in the conduct of research in the NHS or in a similar healthcare setting or in public health. Excellent communication skills and the ability to contribute to the write up and dissemination of research findings are also required. This post is ideally suited to someone with these kinds of experience and skills who is ready to make a commitment to developing a research career in applied health research. Familiarity with alcohol or community pharmacy research is not required, though you will be able to tell us why this is the right post for you. We will, in turn, be able to discuss with you what this post may offer to your future career development.
This post is available full time on a fixed term basis for 36 months
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