Research Fellow

University of Central Lancashire

United Kingdom

September 25, 2022


Job title

Research Fellow

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Application closing date



Preston Campus


Grade: H (£38,592 - £44,737)

Contractual hours



Full time

Job category/type

Academic, Research



Job description

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join IMPlementation and Capacity building Team (IMPaCT), which works in partnership with the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) NW Coast and its member organisations. Members include regional universities, NHS, local authority and third sector organisations.

The postholder will work closely with the SEEDS and IMPaCT Teams with AHRh to deliver health technology assessments (including clinical trials, evidence syntheses and economic evaluations), including those prioritised through Applied Research Collaboration North-West Coast (ARC-NWC).

The successful applicant will have knowledge of education and training within a health and/or social care environment and a proven track record of successful project management including experience of setting up health and/or social care research and development projects, including applying for Ethics and R&D approval and liaising with collaborators.

A PhD (or equivalent) in a health, social care, economics or statistics topic is essential to the post as well as research skills including literature retrieval, data collection, evidence synthesis, critical appraisal, health economic evaluations and statistical modelling.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication/interpersonal skills, the ability to conduct research on sensitive and emotive topics and the ability to write reports and present data at meetings and conferences.

Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. This position is based in Preston.

School/Service: Health Technology Assessment

Contract Type: Fixed term contract until 30 September 2024

Interview Date: To be confirmed

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Affiliated to the University Alliance, University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a government-run institution offering higher education, based in the city of Preston. Initially known as the Harris Art College, UCLan has its roots in the institution for the Diffusion...