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CRN - Clinical Research Specialty Lead - Health Services Research

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
NNUH, Norwich
£77,913.00 - £105,042.00 (pro rata)
Closing date
12 Feb 2022

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University & research
Career Level
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Fixed Contract
Part Time
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Could you be a leader in driving research to improve health services?

Would you like to help influence and inspire colleagues in developing health services research to help more patients?

Could you champion the work of health services researchers in East Anglia to achieve the recognition this community deserves?

Applications are now invited for an exciting new role to help lead Health Services Research for the NIHR's Clinical Research Network (CRN) Eastern.

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) was launched in 2007 and is now the largest funder of research in the UK. Over the last year, it has been instrumental in delivering UPH research to find effective COVID-19 vaccines and treatments.

The NIHR CRN Eastern is one of 15 NIHR local Clinical Research Networks (LCRNs) that drive clinical research delivery across the locality and is now playing a key regional role in managing the recovery of clinical research across all specialties as the UK pandemic evolves.

This Clinical Research Specialty Lead post for Health Services Research is remunerated at 0.5 sessions/week for 1 year.

As Specialty Group Lead you will be in a nationally prominent position within the NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) and within your specialty. You will provide clinical leadership for delivery of the NIHR CRN's portfolio of studies and will work closely with a highly expert team of CRN managers, other senior clinical leaders within the organisation and will be supported by a team of administrators, information managers and others.

This is a great opportunity to find out about and join in with new research projects and collaborate with other departments taking a leadership role for research in the region.

This post offers the successful candidate an opportunity to influence the future development of clinical research within Health Services Research and to enable large numbers of patients to benefit both from the advantages of research participation and from the outputs of research studies. You will occupy a high profile role, develop research leadership skills and benefit from a range of high quality professional development opportunities.

This post is open to individuals with experience in Health Services Research. The post will be held by the existing employing organisation and the successful candidate will be able to undertake this role from their existing location.

The full detail of the role of a Clinical Research Specialty Lead can be found in the attached job description and guidance document. If you are interested in this post and would like an informal discussion ahead of a formal application please contact one of the following:

Karen Tibbenham, Research Delivery Manager -

Janet Piggott, Deputy Research Delivery Manager -

Formal applications received via NHS Jobs.

BMJ Ref: BMJ-60825/234-MS1695

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