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