Job offer available in Scotland NRS Primary Care Network Co-ordinator at University of Dundee

We are recruiting for an exceptional individual to join us as a NRS Primary Care Network Coordinator within our School of Medicine, Population Health Sciences Division, NRS Primary Care Network.

This is a fixed term post with funding available until 31 March 2020.

This post is part of a job share to manage the East Node of the NRS Primary Care Network. The network aims to facilitate the development and delivery of high quality research of relevance to primary care. The post holder will provide a comprehensive research support service for both researchers and primary care professionals (community nurses, pharmacists, general medical practitioners and their staff, general dental practitioners and their staff, allied health professionals).

Based at Ninewells, one of Europe’s largest teaching hospitals, the School of Medicine provides outstanding medical education and training for the doctors of tomorrow. Ranked as number 1 in Scotland and number 4 in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2018) it consistently ranks highly for graduate preparedness for practice.

The discoveries of the staff within the School have led to new ways of diagnosing and treating major diseases such as cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. This research has changed clinical practice and informed government policy and health guidelines. This in turn informs their exciting curriculum which produces well-rounded graduates equipped with the skills, knowledge and professional attributes to work within, shape and lead healthcare delivery in the 21st century.

Your priorities will include:

Manage a portfolio of eligible studies, acting as the contact point for researchers and offering advice on feasibility and appropriate remuneration for research studies in primary care.

Facilitate the recruitment of practices and professionals into studies, ensure local targets are achieved, and troubleshoot where recruitment is problematic by identifying barriers and developing strategies to increase study participation.

Work as part of the primary care practice teams in Tayside, Fife and Forth Valley to identify and invite NHS patients fulfilling the eligibility criteria for both commercial and non-commercial studies.

Maintain an accurate regional database of current research, practices and professionals.

Who we’re looking for:

  • Good first degree in a relevant field.
  • Experience of doing research or research management.
  • Knowledge of research in a primary care setting.
  • Experience of searching in General Practice clinical IT systems.
  • Good communication and IT skills.

This role does not meet the minimum requirements set by the UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers. Further information can be found at: https://uod.ac.uk/2qUx1RR

For further information about this position please contact Dr Ellen Drost at e.m.drost@dundee.ac.uk or Kim Stringer at k.stringer@dundee.ac.uk. To find out more about NRS Primary Care Network please visit http://www.nhsresearchscotland.org.uk/research-areas/primary-care.

The closing date for applications 14 July 2019.

At the University we benefit from having access to a range of personal and professional development courses and training opportunities. We enjoy 39 days annual leave per year, and are supported by a range of Work Life Balance policies, staff support networks for BME, Disabled and LGBT staff, membership of Athena SWAN, the ECU Race Charter and Stonewall as well as a full range of disability services which all create an enjoyable and inclusive place to work. It is the diversity of our staff and students that make the University of Dundee an enjoyable place to work.

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