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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/11/2021.

Quantitative Diagnostic Evaluation H/care Scientist (B7)

Job Reference: 317-2021-44-056

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 NIHR Newcastle Diagnostics Co-operative 531000
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
£40,057 - £45,839 per annum

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Newcastle Hospitals are proud to be one of the exemplar organisations across the NHS on sustainability, with a long history of delivering Sustainable Healthcare in Newcastle (Shine) and the first healthcare organisation in the world to declare a climate emergency. Our strategy includes commitments to being Net Zero by 2030, for our direct carbon footprint, and Net Zero by 2040 for our footprint plus. Delivering these ambitions will not be possible without the help, support and action of every single member of our team.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the NIHR Newcastle In-Vitro Diagnostic Co-operative (Newcastle MIC) as a Quantitative Diagnostic Evaluation Healthcare Scientist, in a highly rewarding role delivering real benefit to patients.

Newcastle MIC, one of eleven NIHR MICs in England, is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and is delivered as a partnership between Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NuTH) and Newcastle University. Our remit is to generate robust evidence on novel diagnostic tests, to assist test developers in bringing their product into the NHS and other healthcare systems.

Working within a skilled multidisciplinary team, and closely with test developers and other collaborators, you will take a pivotal role on MIC research projects evaluating clinical tests or medical devices, contributing to all aspects of design and delivery of the projects. You will contribute to the development of evaluation methods and respond to challenges around evaluation and test implementation. Within the team you will contribute to continuous improvement and professional development activities.

We will support the development of your professional competencies and research skills, providing mentoring and opportunities for internal and external training.

You will have a PhD or Masters in a relevant area, together with experience in conducting research evaluating medical devices or clinical tests. Knowledge of quantitative/statistical methods together with health informatics/experience of handling patient data is fundamental to the role, as is evidence of related skills, such as research proposal or funding application writing, study design, data analysis, reporting and dissemination of results. This is a highly collaborative role and therefore excellent oral and written communication skills will be required.

We’d like to hear from motivated and enthusiastic researchers who feel they have the experience and skills we are looking for, and who would like the opportunity to be involved in exciting research delivering real benefit to patients.

For an informal discussion about the NIHR Newcastle MIC and the role, please contact Will Jones, Newcastle MIC Senior Evaluation Methodologist –

Full Time 37 Hours 30 Minutes/Week


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