The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Coventry University is seeking to appoint an established researcher, from an academic, practitioner or clinical background, who will work across the Faculty with senior staff to enhance applied research activities in the area
of public health interventions for health and well being.
As well as further developing your own research portfolio, you will be expected to lead an applied research group and/or to be part of established applied research centres in the Faculty to support the development and extension of staff active in your area of research.
You will be expected to have a strong research record of national, and possibly international, standing including a strong publication record and track record of research funding. You will also be expected to supervise research degree students. Whilst the Faculty is flexible over the precise research focus of successful candidates, we are looking to appoint someone who has a research profile commensurate with a strong REF submission. Applicants can apply to be appointed as Reader and/or Professor.
For more information, see the job vacancies page.
Deadline for applications: 3rd December 2012
The MRC Epidemiology Unit at Cambridge seeks to appoint an Investigator Scientist (fixed term 25 month contract) to promote and assess fidelity of an innovative theory-based intervention to reduce formula-milk intake and prevent excess weight gain during infancy, and to contribute to writing up the findings.
The Investigator Scientist will work on The Baby Milk Study which is evaluating the effectiveness of a multi-component, theory-based intervention to reduce formula-milk intake and prevent excess weight gain during infancy. For further information about the study, please visit www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/Research/Studies/BabyMilk/. The intervention is delivered by trained facilitators who are healthcare professionals with experience of working with infants and their mothers.
Key responsibilities as an Investigator Scientist will include:
- Delivering initial and refresher training to the intervention facilitators.
- Provide post-training supervision and support, assessing and promoting fidelity of the intervention and control condition according to protocols and underlying psychological theories, and co-ordinate intervention delivery.
- Contributing to writing up the findings for presentation at national and international conferences and publication in high-impact journals.
For more information, please see the job advert.
Deadline for applications: 15 November 2012
The Greater Green Triangle University Department of Rural Health at Flinders University is seeking to appoint a Deputy Director/Director of Research to provide strategic leadership for the Department’s Health Services Research programmes.
For more information, please see the job advert (.pdf, 58kb)
The University of Stirling is seeking to appoint an outstanding research psychologist within the School of Natural Sciences to enhance the School’s national and international profile. The successful candidate will be expected to carry out internationally excellent research and high quality teaching as well as contributing to administration and development activities. The post provides an exciting opportunity to enhance the key research group –the Centre for Health and Behaviour Change. Consideration will also be given to applicants who provide evidence of potential for strong collaboration with other areas of expertise at Stirling, both within the School of Natural Sciences and beyond, for example in the areas of Sport, Nursing, Behavioural Economics, Ageing and Dementia.
Candidates must have a track record of high quality publications and a clear research trajectory. The School is looking to appoint a self-motivated individual who is trustworthy and reliable, has a positive attitude and is able to work well with others. Suitably qualified candidates will be considered for a Senior Lectureship, based on evidence of research leadership and a substantial record of external funding. Candidates are asked to state whether they are applying for a Senior Lecturer or a Lecturer position.
For additional information and to apply, please see the job advert.
Closing date for applications: 9 November 2012
The NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme is now recruiting members to a new Panel which will be responsible for shortlisting outline applications, mainly based on the importance of the proposed research to the NHS. The Panel will also provide feedback to shortlisted applicants to assist them in preparing their full proposal.
They are seeking Panel members who are senior NHS managers or clinicians or academics in a relevant specialism, who have the knowledge and experience to identify the research that will have the most benefit to the NHS. Members will prepare for and attend meetings where they will actively contribute to the decision-making process. For further information on the role and how to apply, please visit the vacancies page.
The closing date for applications is 1pm on 19 October 2012.
The School of Health Sciences, Health Services Research and Management Division at City University London is advertising for a Lecturer in Health Services Research. Responsibilities include conducting high quality research in health psychology and health services research, delivering undergraduate and postgraduate education and contributing to the leadership of course delivery and curriculum design.
For more information, please see the job advert (.doc, 206 kb)
Deadline for applications: 30 September 2012
The Medical Research Council Annual Board and Panel Recruitment exercise has now commenced, inviting applications to join MRC Boards and Panels in April 2013. The website and application form provide further information regarding the level of expertise and experience required.
The School of Medicine and Dentistry, Division of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Aberdeen is seeking to appoint a highly productive, motivated and ambitious health psychologist to lead the Aberdeen Health Psychology Group. Appointment will be made at the level commensurate with qualifications and experience and is available at the earliest mutually convenient date. Appointment at Chair level would be considered for exceptional candidates.
For more information on the position, please see the job advert (.docx, 32 kb)
The closing date for the receipt of applications is 5 October 2012.
The National University of Ireland, Galway seeks to appoint a Professor of Psychology within the School of Psychology. The new Professor should:
- have an outstanding record of research and publications and have significant experience in academic leadership;
- have a demonstrable record in attaining research grants and ideally have experience in co-ordinating research efforts that have a multidisciplinary component;
- be able to provide strong academic leadership to the priority research clusters and promote their continued development;
- be able to foster collaborative research networks locally, nationally and internationally and promote the research profile of the discipline;
- have a substantial record of teaching and research supervision in Psychology;
- have a demonstrable capacity to manage people and resources effectively and collegially. In particular have the interpersonal skills to lead a team of staff in the provision of excellent teaching and research.
For more information about the post and for an application form, please see the job advert (.docx, 23kb) and please visit the website. Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications: midnight, 11 October 2012
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is seeking to appoint new members, including Chairs, to serve on Programme Grants for Applied Research sub-panels that consider researcher-led proposals to the programme.
NIHR would welcome applications from clinicians and methodologists with a strong track record in applied health research and from members of the public who wish to contribute to the assessment of research proposals from a service user perspective.
For further details, including a full description of membership opportunities and the application process, visit http://www.ccf.nihr.ac.uk/Pages/OpportunitiesinPGfAR.aspx
The deadline for receipt of applications is 5pm on 5 November 2012.