Job offer available in Scotland Postdoctoral Researcher (Interreg CPM Project) at University of the Highlands and Islands

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral researcher to join the Rural Health and Wellbeing team to undertake research and evaluation activities associated with the Centre for Personalised Medicine (CPM) – Research Cluster 4: ‘Unscheduled Care in Diabetes’ project.

The ‘Unscheduled care in diabetes’ project is led by Ulster university and funded by the INTERREG VA funding stream; it involves partnership working spanning health service providers in the West of Scotland, Northern Ireland and border region of the Republic of Ireland.

The project aims to reduce unscheduled care for people with diabetes in the three regions, by improving decision support for patients, their families and health care staff in community and hospital settings. Preliminary work to set up the project and establish the main reasons for unscheduled care in the study sites has already been undertaken. The post holder will continue this work, playing a key role in coordinating, developing and testing two interventions to improve self-management and reduce existing rates of unscheduled care.

The post will involve working in the UHI team and in close collaboration with the partners on the project, including clinicians, industry partners, and PhD students. The post holder will be based at the Centre for Health Science, Inverness, joining a recently substantially expanded Division of Rural Health team, within the Institute of Health Research and Innovation and the newly formed School of Health at the university. The remit of the new School is to deliver top-class teaching, research and innovation across the Highlands & Islands region.

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