Job offer available in Scotland Research Associate – Joint appointment with Robert Gordon University (92116) at University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde – Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

The Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences (SIPBS) in collaboration with the School of Pharmacy & Life Sciences (PALS) at Robert Gordon University wishes to appoint a suitably qualified member of staff as a Grade 7 (Research Associate at the University of Strathclyde or Research Fellow at Robert Gordon University). This is available as either a full or part time post, on a fixed term basis (initially 1 year with possible renewal). A full time appointment could be based at either institution or part-time (0.5 WTE) appointments could be made at each institution.

SIPBS is ranked in the top fifty globally for pharmacy & pharmacology. The successful candidate will join an energetic and innovative Institute committed to bold and innovative research and education. Our teaching in pharmacy is fully accredited by the GPhC and teaching in biomedical sciences is accredited by both the Institute of Biomedical Sciences and the Society of Biology. Our research operates under the headline New Medicines, Better Medicines, Better Use of Medicines and our research strength was highlighted by the 2014 UK Research Assessment Exercise in which we were placed fourth of 94 on research power (Unit of Assessment 3).

RGU is a dynamic, modern university with an international reputation for providing high quality learning & education from undergraduate to PhD level. RGU provides industry led undergraduate and postgraduate courses leading to highly relevant awards and degrees. It has been consistently ranked among the UK’s top universities for graduate employment for many years. PALS offers an impressive multidisciplinary portfolio of practical & professional courses at undergraduate & postgraduate level. Pharmacy practice research comprises two groupings of: innovations in pharmacy practice in sustainable models of integrated multidisciplinary care; and medicines use, effectiveness and safety. Our research reflects national & international policy philosophies of shared decision-making, reducing unnecessary variations in practice, reducing harm and waste, managing risk better and becoming improvers and innovators.

As a Research Associate in this post, under the general guidance of research leaders you will play a lead role in relation to a project related to the delivery of services in Community Pharmacy in Scotland. Initially this project will involve the use of mixed methods to research the value of the Minor Ailments Service (MAS) as perceived and experienced by service users. You will write up research work for publication, in collaboration with colleagues, and disseminate the results via peer reviewed journal publications and presentation at conferences. You will join external networks to share information and ideas, inform the development of research objectives. You will collaborate with colleagues on the development of knowledge exchange activities by, for example, participating in initiatives which establish research links with industry and influence public policy and the professions.

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