Vacancy_CLAHRC Theme Manager_East Midlands

Theme Manager (Caring for Older People and Stroke Survivors) with CLAHRC East Midlands:

The NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care in the East Midlands (CLAHRC-EM) is seeking to appoint a  Theme Manager for the Caring for Older People and Stroke Survivors (COPSS) Theme.  NIHR CLAHRC-EM is a unique collaboration between universities, the NHS, industry, local authorities and the public from across the East Midlands.  It is funded by the NIHR and supported by more than 50 local partners. NIHR CLAHRC-EM brings together world leading health research institutes and front line NHS staff to work with partners in industry, local government and the public to carry out research focused on the health priorities of the East Midlands.

Vacancy_CLAHRC YH Senior Research Fellow

This new, innovative post is part of the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) for Yorkshire and Humber. You will make a major contribution to implementation research and associated knowledge translation activity led by the Translating Knowledge into Action theme in CLAHRC. This will involve working closely with other CLAHRC themes in ScHARR and the Universities of Leeds and York, and with partner health and social care organisations and industry across the region.

You will both lead and contribute to implementation research projects across CLAHRC intended to develop and enhance an understanding of knowledge translation in healthcare. You will work collaboratively with health and social care partners to improve the uptake, application and influence of research on policy making and practice, both at a regional and national level.

You will have the opportunity to develop innovative approaches to knowledge translation acting as a knowledge broker between researchers and potential research users (commissioners, managers, clinicians, patients), shaping these communities and building effective linkages between them.

Post advertised through University of Sheffield

Job Reference Number: UOS008434

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 

Vacancy_Design Researcher Sheffield Hallam University

Design Researcher (Lab4Living)

Faculty of Arts, Computing, Engineering and Sciences – Art & Design Research Centre
The Cultural, Communication and Computing Research Institute (C3RI)
Full time Fixed-term until 30 September 2016
Salary £25,013 to £30,728 per annum, dependent on experience
Vacancy reference: ACE 320/13

We are looking for an experienced Design Researcher to support our contribution to the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded programme, Collaboration in Leadership and Applied Health Research and Care for Yorkshire and Humberside (CLARHC YH).

The specific focus of research wil be contributing to Tele and Care Technologies (TaCT) in collaboration with the Univeristy of Sheffield and Transformational Health Service working with the Univeristy of Leeds. This project will bring together patients, healthcare staff, families, communities and industry to explore and deliver creative practice led research that might inform future healthcare.

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Vacancy – Senior lecturer with Bradford Dementia Group

Please see this recently advertised vacancy for a senior lecturer in quality improvement in dementia care with the Bradford Dementia Group. It is a great opportunity for someone committed to applied research

Bradford Dementia Group, School of Health Studies, Horton A, Richmond Road, University of Bradford, Bradford BD7 1DP