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Senior Research Associate in Surgical Innovation (Health Services Research)

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University of Bristol

Job number: ACAD102473
Division/School: School of Social and Community Medicine
Contract type: Open ended contract staff
Working pattern: Part time
Salary: £36,001 - £40,523 per annum (Grade J)

This post offers an excellent opportunity for an experienced health services researcher with a particular interest in outcomes to join the research team in the Surgical Innovation theme of the new National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) Bristol within the School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol.

The post holder will work with key members in the BRC Bristol Surgical Innovation theme to undertake applied research across a number of projects. Using mixed methods research methodology, you will work primarily on a workstream to develop better ways to select, assess and report outcomes of surgical innovation, including clinical and adverse events, and develop minimal mandated sets of outcomes for the evaluation of surgery and innovation. Further projects will be defined during the course of the post.

This post provides an excellent opportunity to gain experience in working with a team of multi-disciplinary collaborators on specific research questions and to contribute to the design of future studies linked to the Biomedical Research Centre Bristol surgical innovation theme, culminating in peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations. The successful applicant will be able to continue training in relevant aspects of health services research by taking advantage of the short courses run by the school. This post will also provide opportunities to teach and develop an independent research portfolio.

The School of Social and Community Medicine is a leading centre for research and teaching in population health sciences. Research in the School is collaborative and multi-disciplinary, with staff coming from a wide range of academic disciplines and clinical specialties. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) confirmed the School’s position as a leading centre for research in population health sciences in the UK and internationally. This recognition of our outstanding impact and research environment reflects our engagement with patients, the public and policy makers and our commitment to training, staff development, multi-disciplinary research and collaboration.
The School was delighted to receive a Silver Athena SWAN Award in 2012 in recognition of our ongoing commitment to promote gender equality within the school. This award reflects the school's achievements in developing a positive working environment for all staff.

As a leading global institution we are keen to attract the most highly talented individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds. Further information on our commitment to equality and diversity can be found at:

Informal enquiries are welcome and can be directed to Dr. Kerry Avery (Research Fellow,

The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.

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Closing date for applications: 13 April 2017.

Status: Researcher
Location: Bristol, UNITED KINGDOM
Advert Published: 16 Mar 2017
Expiry date: 13 Apr 2017
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