The Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences (SIPBS) seeks to appoint suitably qualified staff to positions in pharmacoepidemiology and health care research who will add to our current portfolio in research, teaching and knowledge exchange. SIPBS is ranked in the top fifty globally and second in the UK for pharmacy and pharmacology. The successful candidates will join an energetic and innovative Institute committed to bold and innovative research and education. Our research operates under the headline New Medicines, Better Medicines, Better Use of Medicines and our research strength was highlighted by the 2014 UK Research Assessment Exercise in which we were placed fourth of 94 on research power (Unit of Assessment 3- Allied Health). Our teaching in pharmacy is fully accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council and teaching in biomedical sciences is similarly accredited by both the Institute of Biomedical Sciences and the Society of Biology.
Post : Lecturers in Pharmacoepidemiology and Health Care Research (2 posts)
To be considered for these positions you will have a doctoral degree (or equivalent) and preferably independent postdoctoral experience. Through innovative research and effective collaboration, you will establish a high quality externally funded programme in your field of interest. With guidance from senior colleagues, the role will involve engaging with academic and external partners to support and deliver research, training and knowledge exchange programmes. Active contribution to our research programmes is expected through supervision of students and collaboration with colleagues (within SIPBS and outside) to develop programmes of work focused on pharmacoepidemiology and/or healthcare research.
Research Starter Grant
The Faculty of Science offers a Research Starter Grant to all new full-time, non-professorial, academic staff within the Faculty. The Grant may be used for any purpose that assists staff to establish their Strathclyde research career and to assist in attracting additional funding for research from external sources.
Brief Outline of Job : You will pursue and establish independent as well as collaborative high quality research programmes; design and deliver a range of teaching materials and undertake student assessment activities; engage in relevant professional and knowledge exchange activities; and to carry out administrative tasks assigned by the Head of Institute.
SIPBS has a rapidly developing international program in pharmacoepidemiology which provides the basis for stratification of care and the tools to measure public health impact through the study of real-world clinical practice data. Our leadership in the development of the Scottish medicines intelligence capabilities provides the catalyst for joint venture developments across the UK (Health Data Research, UK) and internationally (Europe, Africa, South America and Middle East). The work is focused on clinical, cost-effectiveness and safe use of new as well as established medicines. Our research portfolio currently focuses on medicine adherence, clinical outcomes and toxicities in real world clinical practice, and involves programmes in: infection; cancer, and cardiovascular.
Our health care programme focuses on: new health technologies (medicines, diagnostics, telehealth, robotics); medicines dosage guidelines to optimise therapy, and; novel health intervention models, often tailored to account for important variables (age, ethnicity, deprivation, gender) to maximize health outcomes and reduce resource wastage. We have active programmes in community pharmacy, primary care and hospital care exploring current practice (workforce and clinical care) and evolving and testing new initiatives to improve patient care.
Our ambition is to develop a vibrant, internationally renowned, collaborative research and teaching environment to address the challenges of rapidly increasing sophistication in the safe and effective use of medicines and their impact in patient care. We have established clinical-academic networks embedded in the local NHS systems, strong research networks in Europe and internationally. You will join an energetic and innovative team of scientists and practitioners with multidisciplinary expertise. With guidance from senior colleagues the role will involve engaging with academic and NHS partners to support and deliver research, education and knowledge exchange programmes. Opportunities to link with other national and international centres in pharmacoepidemiology and health care research will be provided. This will provide an attractive option for young researchers to build flourishing academic careers.
Main Activities / Responsibilities:
1. Engage in individual and collaborative research, establishing a distinctive programme of research and disseminating results through regular publications in high impact journals, books and conference proceedings
2. Apply, as Principal- or Co-Investigator, to appropriate external bodies for research funding and manage grants awarded.
3. Supervise research students and staff as required, providing direction, support and guidance
4. Design and deliver a range of teaching materials at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including contribution to curriculum review and enhancement, in a manner that supports a research-led approach to student learning.
5. Undertake student assessment and examination activities, including the provision of appropriate feedback to students.
6. Develop knowledge exchange activities by, for example, establishing research and/or educational links with industry and influencing public policy and the professions.
7. Carry out Department/School, Faculty and/or University administrative and management functions, for example through membership of committees and/or by acting as class/module/year co-ordinator.
8. Engage in continuous professional development.
Educational and/or Professional Qualifications
(E=Essential, i.e. a candidate must meet all essential criteria to be considered for selection, D=Desirable)
E1 Good honours degree and PhD (or equivalent) in appropriate discipline
D1 Membership of relevant Chartered/professional bodies (including the Higher Education Academy)
E2 Research interests consistent with the strategic direction of the Department
E3 A body of published research in high quality publications demonstrating standards of excellence
E4 Relevant teaching experience at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels
D2 Experience of multi/inter-disciplinary research
D3 Experience of managing research/teaching activities and teams
D4 Experience of student assessment activities
D5 Experience of curriculum development
Job Related Skills and Achievements
E5 Ability to secure research funding, including experience of contributing to grant applications
E6 Ability to work within an academic team environment and lead teams where required
D6 Track record of securing research funding
D7 Track record in knowledge exchange related activities
E7 Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to listen, engage and persuade, and to present
complex information in an accessible way to a range of audiences
Salary Range : £37,467 - £40,927
Applicants are required to complete an application form including the name of three referees who will be contacted without further permission, unless you indicate you would prefer otherwise. Applicants should also submit a Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter detailing the knowledge, skills and experience you think make you the right candidate for the job as well as a Research Plan outlining your research strategy for the next 5 years. Applicants should also complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.
Last Date : Sunday, 31 October 2021
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