Job Vacancy. Research Associate in Patient and Public Involvement


THE NIHR RESEARCH DESIGN SERVICE (RDS) FOR THE WEST MIDLANDS (KEELE HUB) And THE INSTITUTE FOR PRIMARY CARE AND HEALTH SCIENCES, KEELE UNIVERSITY

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE:  PATIENT AND PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT (PPI) - FULL TIME
3 years Fixed Term (in the first instance)

Starting Salary: Grade 7 £30,424

Keele is collaborating with Birmingham and Warwick Universities to provide the NIHR Research Design Service for the West Midlands (RDSWM).  The Keele hub leads on advising on Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in Research.  Your role will be to provide information and other advisory resources to increase researchers' understanding of PPI in research, to contribute to the success of the RDSWM by increasing the number and quality of applications which include high quality approaches to PPI submitted to NIHR funding schemes and increase the evidence base surrounding PPI in health
research. You will also work with existing networks and organisations across the region and nationally to promote and facilitate active patient and public involvement in research. Increasing the evidence base around PPI in research is a key aspect of the post and the successful applicant will be directly involved in a research project exploring the meaning, cost and consequences of PPI in primary care research.

You will have a PhD in Social Science (e.g. sociology, social policy) or a health related discipline, or have equivalent experience of sustained research-based work in a health or related field. You will have experience of facilitating PPI; an understanding of the theoretical and methodological issues involved; an understanding of the range of health research methodologies and knowledge and experience of grant application processes in this area. You will have good time management skills and ability to work
independently.

For informal discussions please contact: Dr Clare Jinks on 01782 734831 (c.jinks@keele.ac.uk) or Dr Roger Beech on 01782 733763 (r.beech@keele.ac.uk)
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