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Research Fellow - Fixed Term 37 months

Job Reference: 389-A-19-28001

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Quality & Safety Research
£28,050 - £36,644 pa

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Brief Description of the Role:


We are excited to advertisefor a Research Fellow for Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) to work within the National Institute for Health Research Yorkshire and Humber Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (PSTRC). The post holder will co-coordinate the PSTRC’s PPIE activity, working with lay representatives, patient panels and the wider community to put patient voices at the heart of PSTRC research.


We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated researcher with excellent communication skills, flexibility and empathy to deliver our PPIE strategy. You will do this through working with our Lay Leaders, our Citizens’ Participation Group and our research teams to ensure that our work is informed by the needs of patients and members of the public. You will be able to balance the needs of people who are involved in our work with the needs of our research projects and, above all, be able to listen and respond to our involved patient groups. With guidance from the PSTRC programme manager, you will take a lead in planning, co-ordinating and disseminating the PPIE contribution to our work, including writing for publication about PPIE for blogs, journals and other publications.


Experience of research is essential but most important is the ability to communicate effectively with different groups including patients and researchers. You will be expert at translating research jargon into easy to understand language and at identifying what is most important to patients and members of the public about patient safety research. You will act as a hub for patient and public involvement for the Centre and advise our researchers in their work. You will also deepen community involvement in our PSTRC through active engagement with regional groups.


The successful candidate will join our supportive team of researchers working to deliver four themes within PSTRC, which sits within a wider research network including the Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research (YQSR) group to conduct high quality, rigorous research to develop and evaluate innovative solutions to patient safety problems.The post-holder will work with other teams within YQSR.


We work in partnership with three regional Universities: Leeds, Bradford and York and the PSTRC forms a friendly, hard-working and enthusiastic team based within Bradford Institute for Health Research.


The position is fixed term for three years in the first instance.


If you would like to know more about this role please contact:Dr Beth Fylan (0113 3433663


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


Closing Date: 21.01.19 (This date may change dependent on the response)

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