Lecturer in Healthcare Evaluation and Improvement Ref: 2100

School/department: Brighton and Sussex Medical School - Department of Primary Care and Public Health
Hours: Full timeor part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent 
Salary: Starting at £33,797 and rising to £40,322 per annum
Placed on: 22 August 2019
Closing date:  24 September 2019. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: 01 October 2019

Job description 

We are looking for a mixed methods researcher in health care evaluation and improvement, with strong statistical skills, as well as the ability to support or supervise qualitative projects. The candidate should have familiarity in the UK health service setting, and an interest in pursuing community-based health research including evaluation and quality improvement.  The postholder will work across the undergraduate medical curriculum to support the training of students in the science of healthcare improvement in accordance with the General Medical Council’s “Outcomes for Medical Graduates.” Experience and willingness to teach and support statistics at the level of medical undergraduates is essential. 

Lecturer A is a career-grade teaching and research position. The holder of this role will oversee the support of healthcare evaluation methods within Module 404 Individual Research Project (IRP) and engage with the module team during the expansion phase of the medical school to develop the module to accommodate 200 students.

Day to day support for the IRP module will include helping student and supervisors with research and NHS governance and ethics advice, research design and planning, data analysis including statistics, qualitative methods and systematic review methodology, and advising on report writing. This may involve delivering workshops, lectures, meeting students one-to-one, or producing online learning materials.

The holder will also deliver research methods and statistical skills teaching and assessment within the curriculum in years 1 to 3 in preparation for IRP.  The postholder will be responsible for supporting the development of IRP proposals in general practice, psychiatry and other community settings which are a strategic priority for BSMS. 

The postholder will be expected to work collaboratively with the Module 404 team, the Phase 2 team and the Director of Undergraduate Teaching and Learning at BSMS. They will be expected to strategically pursue their own field of research, in a field related to primary care or community health, through the IRP programme and beyond.

Each BSMS Year 4 student undertakes an IRP in a clinical area or on an academic topic broadly related to the understanding or treatment of disease, or on the impact of disease on the patient or on society. The learning aims of this module are:

  • To increase the student’s understanding of the principles of evidence-based medicine;
  • To study a particular topic in depth and to collect and analyse novel information and data;
  • To provide the student with first-hand experience of conducting medically-related research and presenting the results and conclusions in a conventional academic written format;
  • To develop the student’s abilities to distil and present information orally at a level appropriate for an academic audience;
  • To develop the student’s project management and time management skills.

The vision for the BSMS IRP is to be an outstanding experience of research or high quality evaluation, and the culmination of research training from day one, for all of our students.

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How to apply

Download our academic post application form [DOC 301.50KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and fill in all sections.

Email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to bsmsrecruitment@sussex.ac.uk 

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You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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