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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/06/2022.

Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow - till September 2024

Job Reference: 389-A-22-58834

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Bradford Institute of Health Research
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BAND 6 - £32,306 - £39,027 PER ANNUM

BAND 7 - £40,057 - £45,839 PER ANNUM




Brief Description of the Role:


Are you interested in improving the quality and safety of healthcare?


Do you want your research to have real impact?



We have a post available within our small and friendly Improvement Science team of the Yorkshire and Humber Applied Research Collaboration (YHARC). Our research is all about improving the quality and safety of health and social care services. Our team has expertise in health services research, improvement and behavioural science and intervention development and evaluation. We are seeking a researcher with expertise in qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods research to join us, and can appoint at either a band 6 or 7 depending on your experience.


Our team is led by Professor Rebecca Lawton, who is also the Director of the Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research Group, and of the Yorkshire and Humber Patient Safety Translational Research Centre. We are all part of the Bradford Institute for Health Research. This post, therefore, provides a great opportunity to also collaborate with colleagues in these teams too and to further develop your research career.


The YHARC is one of 15 ARCs across the country. ARCs foster collaboration between NHS, social care, third sector and industry organisations, and leading universities. The aim is to transform services, improve peoples’ health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities. Different ARCs have different research themes. The YHARC has four core themes:

  • Early life and Prevention
  • Older people with Frailty
  • Mental and Physical Multimorbidity
  • Urgent and Emergency Care


The improvement science team is a ‘cross-cutting’ theme. As such, you will have the opportunity to support and collaborate on projects with the core themes as well as the other cross-cutting theme, Health Economics, Evaluation and Equality.


Our research has impact. Alongside working closely with colleagues in the Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research Group (@yqsrdotorg) and the Yorkshire and Humber Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (@YH_PSTRC), we also work closely with the Improvement Academy, also based at the Bradford Institute for Health Research, facilitating the uptake of innovations into the NHS.


This is a great time to join the team, with the opportunity to shape the next phase of research projects that we take on, depending on your interests. Whatever the project, critical to the role will be engaging with patients and clinicians to optimise study design, data collection, and the impact of your findings.



We welcome contact from interested applicants. So, if you would like to know more about these roles, please contact the Improvement Science Research Programme Manager, Dr Andria Hanbury:


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


Closing Date: 22.06.22 (This date may change dependent on the response)


Interview Date: 27.07.22


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