Health Foundation Improvement Science Fellowship

The Health Foundation’s Improvement Science Fellowship programme is open for application until 12 noon Tuesday 1 July 2014.

This senior post-doctoral Fellowship offers three years’ funding to lead original, applied research dedicated to improving healthcare in the UK and a unique leadership development programme.

Up to five Fellows will receive:

  •  a tailored leadership development programme
  •  funding for research costs
  •  access to the Health Foundation’s international Improvement Science Development Group.

Applicants must demonstrate significant leadership skills and research or improvement in practice experience, with a PhD or MD.

We particularly welcome applications from those in clinical practice who wish to combine part-time clinical work with academic leadership of an original research project in improvement in healthcare.

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Best wishes,

Helen Crisp

Assistant Director

The Health Foundation

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Vacancy: NIHR Infrastructure RDS National Business Manager

RDS National Business Manager: The role will support strategic development and delivery of the RDS alongside the RDS Strategy Group. The role requires a broad understanding of the health research field, complex project management skills and the ability to work collaboratively with senior level academics and research specialists. The post is for 2 years, closing date for applications 11 April. 

Developing a portfolio of high quality research projects has become a priority for health and the basis of new collaborations between clinicians, practitioners and academics. The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funds a Research Design Service (RDS) offering support across England, providing design and methodological support to health researchers who are developing funding applications. The RDS supports research teams to develop and submit high quality applied health and social care grant applications to NIHR and other national peer-reviewed funding programmes.

You will be expected to support strategic development and delivery of the Research Design Service alongside the Research Design Service Strategy Group (RDSSG). RDSSG is a formal group comprising the 10 regional RDS Directors and reporting directly to Department of Health and NIHR. The group collaborate to deliver a national RDS.

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Best wishes

Dr Wendy Baird

Director National Institute for Health Research [NIHR] Research Design Service [RDS] for Yorkshire and the Humber