Experienced Health Services Researcher to work within the Queen Mary, University of London

This is a job that may be of interest to a medical sociologist with health services research experience.


Applications are invited for an experienced health services researcher to work within the Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL) arm of Research Design Service (RDS) London.

RDS London is funded by the National Institute for Health Research, and brings together four institutions (King's College London, Imperial College London, QMUL, and University College London) with internationally recognized expertise in research methods in healthcare. It provides assistance and advice to people applying to public funding sources for money to do applied health or social care research. The post-holder will review requests for support submitted to the QMUL arm of RDS London, and advise researchers on ways they can improve the quality of their proposals: this is likely to include providing specialist one-to-one advice on a variety of aspects of study design and methodology, as well as referring researchers for advice from other specialists where appropriate.

The RDS London team at QMUL is based in the Centre for Primary Care & Public Health, a vibrant and expanding multidisciplinary centre bringing together researchers, practitioners and trainers from backgrounds including general practice, biostatistics, medical sociology, genetics, public health, nursing, bioethics and psychology. The Centre was rated fourth in health services research in the 2008 RAE with a substantial proportion of its work rated as internationally excellent. The Centre is part of the Blizard Institute, at Barts & The London School of Medicine & Dentistry. The successful candidate will have relevant undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications or equivalent, and experience in health services research. Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods is essential.

Details about the Centre for Primary Care & Public Health can be found at
www.icms.qmul.ac.uk/chs, and further details about Research Design Service London can be found at www.rdslondon.co.uk.

The post is full time and for 18 months, starting in March 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter. Starting salary will be in the range £33,944 to £39,936 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Richard Hooper on 020 7882 7324 or

Application enquiries should be directed to recruitment at

Further information about the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry (SMD) can be found at
www.smd.qmul.ac.uk and the Blizard Institute atwww.icms.qmul.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is 7th March 2012. Interviews will be held mid-March 2012.
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