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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/08/2019.

Research Fellow - 12 months Fixed Term

Job Reference: 389-A-19-32339

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Quality & Safety Research
£30,401 - £37,267 pa

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Brief Description of the Role:


Following promotion of the current postholder, we are recruiting an enthusiastic, highly organised and motivated Research Fellow with experience of conducting health-related qualitative and quantitative research to join our team in the NIHR Yorkshire and Humber Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (YH PSTRC on a one-year fixed term contract from October/November 2019.


The Centre is a £3 millionnational centre for patient safety research funded by the National Institute for Health Research. As an NIHR Academy Member within the centre, the successful candidate will work primarily on the Workforce Engagement and Wellbeing theme, on a programme of nationally and internationally acclaimed research, along with a Senior Research Fellow, guidance from the theme lead and support from other research staff and a patient panel. The appointed Research Fellow will work creatively and collaboratively to pull theories/concepts into potential solutions to patient safety problems. You must be motivated to actively engage with staff, patients/carers, policymakers and the public in delivering research that has a major impact on making healthcare safer.


The YH PSTRC is a collaboration between the Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trustand the Universities of Leeds and Bradford. As one of only three NIHR Patient Safety Translational Research Centres in England its cutting-edge work:


  • Draws on the knowledge and expertise of well-established networks of researchers, patients/carers, clinicians and industry partners to develop ideas (interventions) that address patient safety problems
  • Enables and encourage the generation of ideas from a broad range of academic disciplines
  • Tests whether the interventions are acceptable and feasible in practice and whether they have the potential to save the NHS money
  • Attracts funding to take good ideas forward for further evaluation and/or implementation in the NHS
  • Actively promotes the research findings through partnerships with industry, national and international research groups, improvement and clinical networks, national policy makers and others
    We concentrate on four research themes that recognise:


1.The central role of patients and their carers (Patient Involvement in Patient Safety, led by Jane O'Hara, University of Leeds)

2.The importance of creating workplaces that people want to work in (Workforce engagement and wellbeingled by Rebecca Lawton, University of Leeds)

3. The safe use of medicines as a priority across healthcare settings (Safe use of medicinesled by Alison Blenkinsopp, University of Bradford)

4.The exciting potential for digital technology to improve safety (Digital innovations for safety, led by Owen Johnson, University of Leeds.


The successful candidate will also join our wider research network: the Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research group (YQSR group). The YQSR group is a friendly, hard-working and enthusiastic team which is part ofthe Bradford Institute for Health Research. This dynamic group of researchers conducts high-quality, rigorous and applied research to develop and evaluate innovative solutions to patient safety problems.The group comprises researchers and leading academics from the Universities of Leeds, York and Bradford teamed with clinicians and managers from across Yorkshire and Humber, with the ultimate aim of making a real impact on the way health services are delivered.Over the past 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.


To find out more about this roleor the work of the YQSR group, please contact:

Dr Gillian Janes (01274 383945)


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


Closing Date: 28.08.19 (This date may change dependent on the response)


Interview Date: 12.09.19

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