Job summary

The research role will sit within the NIHR funded Applied Research Collaboration Northwest London (ARC NWL) within the Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Imperial College London.

The NIHR ARC Northwest London’s programme launched in October 2019 and is hosted by Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust with Imperial College London as the main academic partner.

The NIHR ARC NWL undertakes high-quality applied health and care research and works across local health and care systems to close the second translational gap by supporting implementation of research and will work collectively with ARCs in other parts of England to ensure national impact.

The role has three key objectives:

  1. Lead on ARC NWL contribution to pan London research undertaken to support the NHS in London recover and learn from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. Work with ARC NWL Innovation and Evaluation leading on relevant research work.
  3. Work within ARC NWL newly formed Ethnicity Health and Education Unit.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Design, plan and lead high quality original research, project managing the research activity, ensuring deliverables are achieved, and where applicable, supervising and taking responsibility for research team colleagues
  • Manage research resources and budgets for relevant research projects ensuring reporting and reconciliation activities are undertaken
  • Contribute to develop new avenues of research in ARC NWL in line with strategic direction of the ARC NWL.
  • Generate research income and actively promote the research area. Write funding applications for new projects, and play a key role with senior researchers in ARC NWL in establishing overall research strategy within Public Health
  • Regularly write research articles for prestigious international journals, book chapters, and reviews.
  • Present papers at international conferences, and lead seminars to disseminate research findings
  • Provide supervision of Master of Public Health and non-clinical PhD candidates.
  • Promote the research group locally and nationally, disseminate research outcomes to advance knowledge in the specialist area; represent the research group at external meetings/seminars and liaise with sponsors, stakeholders, national agencies, and professional bodies

Full information on duties, responsibilities and criteria can be found in the Job Description.

Essential requirements

  • You must have a PhD in Applied Health Research, Public Health or a related discipline, or equivalent research, industrial or commercial experience
  • Have substantial experience in planning and carrying out applied health research, quality improvement and implementation projects.
  • Possess sufficient expertise in supervising the research of undergraduate/postgraduate students or postdoctoral staff.
  • Experience of preparing grant applications for submission and securing grants as well as experience of providing specialist advice to external industry, university, or research councils, using various forms of media, social media, etc.

Further information

The post is fixed term for 12 months from the start date, in the first instance. Working hours are negotiable between 3.5 days and full time.

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