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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/04/2021.

Senior Research Fellow - 12 months

Job Reference: 389-A-21-45574

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Quality & Safety Research
£38,890 - £44,503 pa

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Do you want your research to benefit health services?

Are you interested in how ICU nurses can be better supported in their work?

Do you want to be part of an exciting multi-disciplinary research group with an enviable track-record in patient safety research?


RE-BOOT’ (Recovery-BOOsting Training) intervention for ICU nurses


The Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research Group is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, highly organised and motivated researcher for an exciting new research project funded by the Burdett Trust for Nursing. The project will conduct a pilot evaluation of a psychological intervention (Re-BOOT) for Intensive Care (ICU) nurses. The intervention aims to support ICU nurses with the stressful events they experience in the course of their work. It was first developed and piloted in doctors, midwives and other healthcare professionals prior to the Covid-19 pandemic. The current project will adapt the basic intervention for ICU nurses and also for suitable delivery in Covid-19 conditions.


The successful candidate will support the work of the senior members of the research team in all aspects of the research project, from supporting research ethics and governance, liaising with ICU nurses as participants, engaging with key stakeholders, as well as collecting quantitative and qualitative data and conducting analyses. The research involves survey research methods and telephone interviews, and working closely with a Psychological Therapist who will deliver the intervention. Previous experience of qualitative and quantitative methods is essential.


The Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research Group:

The successful candidate will join our wider research network: the Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research Group (YQSR). This is a dynamic group bringing together leading academics and researchers from the Universities of Leeds, Bradford and York teamed with clinicians and managers across the Bradford health community, the Yorkshire and Humber region, UK and internationally to co-produce high quality research that addresses NHS and patient priorities with a real impact on the way health services are delivered. Over more than a decade the YQSR group has established a national and international reputation for working collaboratively across institutions and disciplines to address key, clinically relevant questions in patient safety. The YQSR Group hosts the NIHR Yorkshire and Humber Patient Safety Translational Research Centre, one of three national Centres in England. The aim of our Centre is ‘to deliver research that makes healthcare safer’.


Located on the Bradford Royal Infirmary site, the team has a real and lasting research relationship with both local and national clinicians. The group is housed within the new Wolfson Centre for Applied Health Research, part of the Bradford Institute for Health Research, with easy transport links to elsewhere in the region.

We are very interested in receiving applications from members of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups, who are currently under-represented within the YQSR Group. We would be happy to discuss the role further with anyone who is interested in the post and/or work of the research group. Please contact:


Dr Angela Grange, Assistant Chief Nurse, The Yorkshire Quality & Safety Research Group and RE-BOOT Project Chief Investigator , E:, T: 07968472411


Dr Jude Johnson

Lecturer in Psychology, The Yorkshire Quality & Safety Research Group , E:



We can offer staff gymnasiums on both hospital sites, excellent pension scheme and advice on childcare.


Closing Date: 25.04.21 (This date may change dependent on the response)

Interview Date: 05.05.21

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