Reporting Line Manager: Dr Alison Hinds
This post is part of a job share to manage the East Node of the Scottish Primary Care Research Network (SPCRN). The network aims to facilitate the development and delivery of high quality research of relevance to primary care by working with local researchers and clinicians at all stages of the research cycle, and by putting researchers in touch with professionals and practices interested in hosting externally funded research projects.
- To 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.
- To 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.
- To 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.
- To maintain an accurate regional database of current research, practices and professionals.
You will be part of a national team consisting of 5 regional nodes. You will work closely with the other East Node staff in Dundee, and collaborate with colleagues in the other nodes on national studies to share expertise. The SPCRN Network Manager is also based in Dundee.
You will be based within the Population Health Sciences Division, School of Medicine in the Mackenzie Building on the Ninewells Campus.
Qualifications & Education
Good first degree in a relevant field
Higher degree in a relevant field (health or research based MSc or PhD)
Extensive experience of doing research or research management
Experience of health services research management
Research or research management experience in a primary care environment
Experience of searching in GP clinical IT systems
Good communication skills to work with multi-disciplinary research team
Good planning, organisational and decision making skills
Good time management skills
Good analytical skills
Good IT skills
Project management or co-ordination
Knowledge of research in a primary care setting
Knowledge of GP clinical IT systems
Knowledge of research ethics and NHS R&D approval processes
Knowledge of public involvement in research
Ability to work independently
Ability to work with and co-ordinate multi-disciplinary teams
Ability to respond quickly and flexibly to new developments and opportunities
Organised, efficient and delivery focused