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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/12/2021.

Senior Research Fellow - 2 years

Job Reference: 389-A-21-51869

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Quality & Safety Research
£40,057 - £45,839 pa

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Brief Description of the Role:                                            



Do you want to be part of one of the leading teams of patient safety researchers in the UK?

Do you want to be part of a research project that could be a real game changer in patient care?


The Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research Group is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, highly organised and motivated team player to take a leading role in the conduct and management of a multi-centre cluster randomised controlled trial in patient safety research.

The Partners at Care Transitions (PACT) programme of research, funded by the National Institute for Health Research, has developed a novel and forward thinking intervention designed to support older patients transition from hospital to home.  The intervention, which will be evaluated in the trial, aims to improve patient experience and reduce readmissions.

The successful candidate will take a lead role in driving key trial processes additionally working flexibly within the PACT team to support the delivery of an associated process evaluation.  You will be part of a supportive team who will work together to deliver this programme of work.  There will be opportunities to work with national and international experts in the area of patient safety and to develop your skills more broadly to enhance your CV.  We are interested in and keen to support individuals who wish to take the next step in their career.

The Yorkshire Quality & Safety Research Group:

The successful candidate will join our team, which sits within two wider research networks: the Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research group (YQSR group) and the NIHR Yorkshire & Humber Patient Safety Translational Research Centre.  This dynamic group of researchers has established a national and international reputation for working collaboratively across institutions and disciplines to address key, clinically relevant questions in patient safety.

The group comprises researchers and leading academics from the Universities of Leeds, York and Bradford teamed with clinicians and managers from the Yorkshire and Humber health community, with the ultimate aim of making a real impact on the way health services are delivered.

The YQSR group is a friendly, hard-working, supportive and enthusiastic team housed within a bespoke research institute (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. If you would like to know more about this role, or the work of the YQSR group, please contact: Dr Jenni Murray ( or Professor Rebecca Lawton (


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


Closing Date:                          08.12.2         (This date may change dependent on the response)


Interview date:          17.12.21

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