Research Associate/Fellow (Fixed-term)

Interview Date
Thursday, 14th December 2017
Closing Date
Friday, 24th November 2017
Job Type
Nottingham University Business School
£26495 to £32548 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £29799 with relevant PhD)

NIHR Patient Safety Translational Research Centres aim to develop and test new ideas and approaches to improve patient safety in and beyond the English NHS. The NIHR Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research (GMPSTRC) Centre was funded for five years from 2017 to 2022, to undertake a large portfolio of translational safety research in areas such as medicines safety, informatics, care systems and transitions, mental health and vulnerable groups. 

The NIHR GMPSTRC is working in partnership with the University of Nottingham across a number of these areas, and with the Centre for Health Innovation, Leadership and Learning (CHILL) in the areas of Safer Care Systems and Transitions. A research team organised through CHILL will lead and contribute to a series of patient safety research projects aimed at understanding and improving care system safety and patient transitions between different care providers. These include projects related to a) understanding and testing solutions to the threats to safety in the ‘inpatient to community’ circuit of care in mental health services; b) intervention to support the coordination of specialists before, during and after hospital discharge; c) models and frameworks to promote system-wide learning and information sharing; and d) patient-held care records

Applications are invited for a researcher to work across the Safer Care Systems and Transitions theme, including contributing to defined research projects in the above areas, and collaborating with researchers within the Greater Manchester area. In the first instance, it is expected the appointed researcher will work with the Nottingham based team on a study to improve the transition of care from acute to community mental health services. However, it is expected that the researcher will be able to work flexibly across multiple studies and take the initiative in designing and applying for future research, and take a proactive role in writing for publication. 

Candidates should also be able to demonstrate the ability to creatively apply relevant social science theories, approaches, techniques and methods to research data, have a track record of writing for academic and practitioner audiences, at national and international levels, and have research experience in and knowledge of health care systems, implementation and improvement science. 

This post will be offered on full-time, fixed-term contract until 30 November 2021. 

Informal enquiries relating to the posts may be addressed to Professor Justin Waring (Professor of Organisational Sociology), tel: +44 (0)115 84 66183 or email: . Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.