THIS Institute is seeking a Research Associate to support a range of research projects concerning the promotion of quality and safety in health care, improving the uptake and spread of good practice, and sustaining improvements in the way that care is delivered, as well as supporting the research infrastructure of THIS Institute. We particularly welcome applications from individuals with a background in industrial or systems engineering, human factors and ergonomics or operational research.
The post-holder will be educated to PhD level in health services research, medical sociology, public health, epidemiology, data science, industrial or systems engineering, human factors and ergonomics, operational research or other relevant area or have equivalent qualifications or equivalent experience. You will have the ability to read, critique and synthesise relevant literature, to plan and conduct primary research to a high standard, and to engage with many stakeholders and collaborators in co-production, while working at pace. You will be capable of preparing research protocols, project reports and manuscripts for submission to peer reviewed journals with minimal supervision, and will have strong skills in teamwork.
At THIS Institute we aim to create a world-leading scientific asset for the NHS by strengthening the evidence-base for improving the quality and safety of healthcare.
Co-created by two exceptional organisations – the University of Cambridge and the Health Foundation – THIS Institute is founded on the guiding principle that efforts to improve care should be based on the highest quality evidence.