Researcher 1A

Glasgow Caledonian University

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Glasgow Caledonian University is a vibrant multi-cultural modern university in the centre of Glasgow and is placed amongst the top 150 modern Universities in the world (THE, 2017). 

The Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Unit was established in 1994 and is funded through a 5 year rolling award by the Scottish Government Chief Scientist Office. This supports 7 core senior academics with a focus on improving clinical outcomes and service quality in areas of practice that fall within the NMAHP remit. Co-investment by partner HEIs and a highly successful research track record means that the Unit now has 60-70 staff and full time PhD students. We are leads and co-applicants on multiple NIHR, Chief Scientist Office and charity funded trials and service evaluations across our three main research programmes: Innovation in NMAHP healthcare technologies, Transforming Care Delivery and Improving the efficiency of healthcare research (worth approximately £17m). We are also major partners in the new Scottish Improvement Science Collaboration (part funded by Health Foundation).

The Unit has specialised and dedicated methodologists in statistics, record linkage, complex service evaluations, systematic reviews (Cochrane, and qualitative), randomised controlled trials, consensus methods and qualitative research. The Unit also has a substantive researcher development scheme for all staff that provides support for grant writing, paper writing, and skills development.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the unit for which we require a highly motivated individual wishing to develop a career in health services research especially, but not necessarily exclusive to, pelvic floor dysfunction. The successful candidate must have experience in undertaking literature reviews, writing papers, and developing research ideas to practical research. The successful candidate will be working closely with Professor Doreen McClurg and Professor Suzanne Hagen.

We are looking for someone to assist the team with several ongoing research projects and with an interest in developing their own research. Training and support will be available from within the unit from highly experienced researchers including support groups on writing publications, undertaking literature reviews, grant writing and trial management. A main work-stream within the unit focusses on the conservative management of pelvic floor dysfunction including incontinence (bladder and bowel), prolapse, catheters, within neuro and non neuro populations and an interest in this area would be beneficial. Initially you will work with the Professors McClurg and Hagen in the preparation and publication of data, reports and publications from ongoing studies, whilst developing research ideas to full grant applications.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level in relevant subject area with evidence of post graduate research training. You must have experience of research report writing and undertaking literature reviews in addition to experience of writing publications and developing research proposals. Knowledge of guidelines relation to Good Clinical Practice, Research and Clinical Governance, Data Protection and ethical considerations is essential. Experience of working in a relevant clinical environment if desirable. 

Further details on this post are available by contacting Professor Doreen McClurg, at or on 0141 331 8105.

As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality and diversity, as well as our values in everything that we do. As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values.

Applicants must have the continued right to live and work in the United Kingdom to apply for this vacancy. Please note that the appointment will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).

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