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Research Fellow

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

Job posting number: #7081792 (Ref:MHHEA1183)

Posted: August 4, 2021

Job Description

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge?  Do you have a background in Applied Health Research?  Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

We are looking for an enthusiastic Research Fellow (0.6fte) to work in the School of Healthcare on an exciting and novel NIHR-funded study.

The Comprehensive Geriatrician-led Medication Review (CHARMER) programme is a NIHR Programme Grant for Applied Research funded project led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) with collaborators at the universities of Leeds, York, Newcastle, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Cambridge University NHS Foundation Trust. The project will refine and test a practitioner behaviour change intervention to increase proactive deprescribing for older people in hospital. The early phases of the research programme involved refining and feasibility testing the intervention. The latter phase of the research programme is a national cluster randomised trial with internal pilot across multiple hospitals to investigate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. If the project progresses to full trial, there is the potential to extend the position until 30/06/2025. We will also work with our patient and public representative members of the research group to formulate and implement a comprehensive dissemination package.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

 Professor David Alldred

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 1805

Email: d.p.alldred@leeds.ac.uk 

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. The School of Healthcare holds the Silver award.  We are committed to being an inclusive school that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  School of Healthcare
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a. pro rata
Working Time:  0.6 Full Time Equivalent
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (01/12/2021 – 30/06/2023 (with potential extension to 30/06/2025 if project progresses to full trial))
Release Date:  Tuesday 03 August 2021
Closing Date:  Sunday 22 August 2021
Reference:  MHHEA1183


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