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27th Jul 2017

Vacancy: HSRC Social Scientist

PLEASE NOTE: Applications for this position are now closed.

The NIAA Health Services Research Centre, based at the Royal College of Anaesthetists, is putting out to tender an opportunity for a Social Scientist to work on two key projects:

  • Qualitative (ethnographic) evaluation of the national Perioperative Quality Improvement Programme.
  • Establishing a mobile embedded research unit (to be known as the Perioperative Improvement Research Laboratory (PIRL) to conduct mixed methods evaluations of novel services and innovations related to perioperative medicine, pain management and anaesthesia.

The successful candidate will work closely with members of the NIAA-HSRC Executive Management Board, in particular the Director, Dr Ramani Moonesinghe, and other members of the PQIP Project Team.


The successful candidate will have experience of ethnographic methods (and be able to work independently using these methods), be familiar with the UK NHS system and ideally some experience of perioperative, pain or anaesthesia services, and will have experience supervising more junior researchers.

They will have excellent communication skills, be able to work well within a diverse academic and clinical team and will be able to undertake fieldwork in different geographic locations within the United Kingdom.


An award equivalent to a maximum of 0.5WTE is available for 3 years. The candidate must be working within a UK university to whom the grant can be awarded to provide salary backfill. No University estates costs or overheads are provided; however, 'on-costs' such as NI and superannuation will be paid. Travel expenses will reimbursed for HSRC meetings and fieldwork related to the PQIP programme.

Job Description and Person Specification

 HSRC Social Scientist JD-PS.pdf (88 KB)

Application and Timelines

Candidates should please send a CV (this must include names and contact details for two referees and information on current salary) and a covering letter explaining why they are interested in and suited to this role, to hsrc@rcoa.ac.uk.

Candidates should note the application timeline below and ensure that they are free on the day of interview - please be advised that this date cannot be moved.

Deadline for applications: 9am Tuesday 29 August 2017
Interview Date: Tuesday 19 September 2017
Interview Venue: Royal College of Anaesthetists, Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4SG

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