Vacancy_Research Fellow in Implementation Science @OfficialUoM @CLAHRC_GM @WGDixon @ArthritisRUK Centre for Epidemiology

The Arthritis Research UK Centre for Epidemiology (CfE) and NIHR CLAHRC Greater Manchester seek a talented and ambitious person for a unique opportunity to significantly enhance the uptake of research undertaken as part of multi-disciplinary and cross-school and faculty team into routine clinical practice.

You will contribute significantly to the development of an implementation research strategy to ensure that opportunities for implementation are identified across all projects and to maximise the potential impact of CfE research. You will also lead the development of other implementation research applications for funding in related areas.

You will initially focus on work to further develop, implement and evaluate a system of remote monitoring of rheumatoid arthritis (REMORA) using a smartphone app for health and research purposes. The pilot study which commenced in Sept 2015 is jointly funded by Arthritis Research UK and NIHR CLAHRC Greater Manchester.

This will inform future work to develop a scalable and commissionable system, the anticipated benefits of which include quantified measures of disease severity between outpatient visits to inform consultations, the ability to proactively intervene at times of disease flare and triage outpatient appointments according to clinical need, and the availability of temporally-rich patient reported data for research.

You will support the further design and delivery of a larger follow-on study. Beyond this study, the role will also contribute to the wider portfolio of the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Epidemiology (CfE) and NIHR CLAHRC Greater Manchester.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Paul Wilson, Senior Research Fellow

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