Senior Research Fellow – Emergency Care

Opening Date:
15 Mar 2022
Closing Date:
12 Apr 2022
Salary Range:

This is an opportunity for an experienced researcher to join the Emergency Care Theme in the Centre for Health and Clinical Research at UWE Bristol. Emergency Care at UWE Bristol has a rapidly growing national and international reputation for high-quality research. We have recently launched REACH (the Research in Emergency care, Avon Collaborative Hub). This initiative aligns researchers from the two Universities in Bristol to create a formal collaboration with direct links to other relevant networks including NHS commissioners, health and care providers, the Applied Research Collaboration West and the West of England Academic Health Sciences Network in close collaboration with patient and public groups.

The post holder will support the delivery of the AIRWAYS-3 Trial: The clinical and cost effectiveness of a supraglottic airway device versus tracheal intubation during in-hospital cardiac arrest. This is a large and prestigious project funded by the National Institute for Health Research. The project is led by the Centre for Health Research (CHCR) at UWE Bristol in collaboration with Warwick University Clinical Trials Unit and range of other project partners. This is a full time (100% FTE), three year fixed-term post.

We are looking for a self-motivated individual with prior experience in the management of large research studies within the NHS, and preferably within an urgent or emergency care setting. This is a key role within the trial team, and the post holder will be responsible for managing the recruitment, set-up and monitoring of sites (NHS hospitals) and support the recruiting doctors who work at those sites. This will involve day-to-day coordination/ administration, database management (including the Central Portfolio Management System) and contact with researchers and clinicians in line with ethics guidelines and appropriate protocols. The post holder will be expected to work on their own initiative, seeking guidance and advice where necessary from the Chief Investigator and the Trial Management Group. Applicants must be well organised, possess strong communication skills and have the ability to lead and to work effectively as part of a team. Some national travel will be required.

About UWE: UWE Bristol is an ambitious university. Together, our people are working hard to advance knowledge, inspire people and transform futures. We are looking for people with the skills and ambition to help us achieve those aims.

This post is based at our Glenside Campus.

In addition to progressive pay rates, UWE Bristol offers a wide range of employee benefits including:

  • a generous holiday allowance of 35 days
  • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year
  • flexible working
  • excellent defined benefit pension schemes
  • access to employee assistance programme
  • savings on purchases via Wider Wallet scheme
  • option to participate in the cycle to work scheme
  • family friendly policies
  • onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus.

Further information

For more information or an informal discussion, please contact Dr Sarah Voss, Professor of Emergency Care,, 0117 328 8906.

This is a 3 year fixed term post, and is full-time working on a 1.0 FTE contract. This role requires a DBS check.

The University is implementing a hybrid way of working, therefore you will be expected to come onto campus to work for part of your working week. Exact days to be agreed.