Clinical Academic Programme Lead, Nursing and Allied Health Professionals Research

CLOSED: An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Academic Programme Lead – Nursing and Allied Health Professional Research, to join the Centre for Outcomes and Experience Research in Children’s Health (ORCHID) team within the Directorate of Nursing and Patient Experience at GOSH. The post is funded by the NIHR GOSH Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and supports activity across the Directorate of Research and Innovation (R&I).

Main area: Biomedical Research Centre
Grade: Band 8a/8b (depending on experience)
Contract: Fixed-Term Contract until 31st March 2022
Hours: Part-time 18.75 Hours per week
Job ref: 271-MTT-1954524
Site: Great Ormond Street Hospital
Town: London
Salary: £51,383 to £67,760 per annum pro rata inclusive
Closing: 22/09/2019 23:59

This is an exciting post that helps the BRC to fulfil its aim of accelerating translational research into childhood disease by supporting the training and development of academic researchers from nursing and allied health backgrounds.

In 2016, the GOSH BRC secured £37 million to take it into its third term, which runs from April 2017 to March 2022. The funding enables basic scientific discoveries to be translated into ‘first in man’ or ‘first in child’ clinical studies. Our research aims to accelerate discoveries into the basis of childhood rare diseases and to develop new diagnostics, imaging techniques and treatments, including cellular and gene therapies.

Working closely with ORCHID, the BRC, and the Nursing and Patient Experience, R&I and Clinical Directorates, the post holder will develop, implement and sustain a strategy that facilitates nurses and AHPs to pursue clinical academic careers at all levels across GOSH, particularly in experimental medicine and to achieve the goals of the GOSH BRC.

You will have a PhD or equivalent experience in a relevant subject area and you will be an expert practitioner in the development and delivery of research undertaken by nurses and AHPs. You will have demonstrable experience developing research proposals and attracting funding; presenting results at national and international conferences; and supervising/mentoring research students. You will have advanced leadership and influencing skills; excellent interpersonal, managerial and organisational skills; and the ability to plan and organise your workload to meet deadlines. You will be expected to maintain a personal research portfolio alongside this role.

This role is being offered at a band 8b, but an applicant meeting most but not all of the criteria could be considered at a band 8a with the potential to progress to an 8b in the future. In this situation, the essential criteria would still need to be met, but the skills required to meet the criteria shown as E/D, or D could be developed during the 8a roles.

We offer a friendly and challenging working environment with a strong commitment to personal professional development. You will be based within the Joint R&D Office and the UCLB office, but will work across GOSH and ICH.

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