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Research Fellow In The NIHR applied Research Collaboration for Greater Manchester – Evaluation Theme
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: BMH-017722

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 15/11/2021

Salary: £42,149 to £51,799 per annum (depending on experience)

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Biology, Medicine & Health

Division: Population Health, Health Services Research & Primary Care

Hours per week: full time

Contract Duration: starting as soon as possible until 30 September 2024

School / Directorate: School of Health Sciences

An exciting opportunity to join a group of internationally renowned researchers.

We are looking for candidates who can identify areas for research, develop new research methods and extend our existing research portfolio.

The University of Manchester wish to appoint a Research Fellow to join the Evaluation Theme within the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration for Greater Manchester (NIHR ARC-GM), based at the University of Manchester.  This position will focus on refinement of research methodologies in two critical areas of applied health research: delivery of rapid evaluation and enhancing the relevance of research by ensuring research includes participant populations with the greatest need. The post is available until 30th September 2024 - we strongly advise informal discussions with Pete Bower.

The NIHR ARC-GM (funded for 5 years) is collaboration between the University of Manchester and the health and care system of Greater Manchester. Our work is directly informed by the needs of both this system and the local population. Our over-arching goal is to improve the health of the GM population and the quality and sustainability of the health and social care they receive. We will achieve this by co-producing excellent research in areas prioritised by the system and by enhancing its impact through supported implementation into policy and practice.

You will work with Peter Bower as well as other members of the Evaluation Theme (including Jo Dumville) and will be based in the Division of Population Health, Health Services Research and Primary Care in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health. This is a full-time post and the post-holder will be office-based at the University of Manchester campus on Oxford Road.

Candidates will need a PhD in a relevant subject; substantial experience of methodology research related to health care (qualitative or quantitative); knowledge of methodology research relevant to applied health research and excellent and demonstrable scientific writing skills with an ability to convey research ideas and findings clearly. The candidate will also need to be able to take lead responsibility for research projects.

The School/Department is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School/Department holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. All appointment will be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Blended working arrangements may be considered        

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Professor Peter Bower / Professor Jo Dumville /

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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.


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