Senior Nursing Research Fellow

Updated: 7 months ago
Location: Oxford, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 15 Sep 2019

Clinical academic opportunity.

We are looking for a doctoral level nurse to apply for this exciting clinical academic opportunity as a Senior Nursing Research Fellow. The postholder will work across both Oxford Brookes University and Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. The post is for three years in the first instance, with a view to becoming permanent.

Qualifications required for post: PhD/doctoral qualification in a healthcare related topic. Professional registration with NMC.

Experience required for post: Post-doctoral research experience. Experience of working in a health care environment. Management experience. Excellent time management, organisational and communication skills.

Overall purpose of post:
The Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery (OSNM), a partnership between Oxford Brookes University (OBU), Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (OHFT) and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, is committed to embedding clinical research into clinical care as well as supporting translational research to promote innovation in the NHS. OHFT supports a large number of NIHR ( ) infrastructure awards and portfolio studies covering a broad range of research. Within the OSNM, the Oxford Institute for Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Research (OxINMAHR) provides a platform for nursing, midwifery and allied health research working in partnership with NHS and other academic organisations. Both OHFT and OBU are members of the Oxford Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC) and are closely linked with the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC). OxINMAHR is an OBU led partnership focused on participating in world class research that drives the best evidence-based practice.

The NIHR Oxford cognitive health Clinical Research Facility (CRF) facilitates patient participation in research studies, including high intensity, early phase experimental medicine research and clinical trials. The CRF aligns with the strategies of both NIHR BRCs in Oxford and works with principal investigators and commercial partners to facilitate and achieve this. The main research areas of the CRF include Adult Mental Health Disorders, Dementia and Neurological Conditions.

This joint position will include managing OHFT research staff, including those on the cognitive health CRF and contributing to academic research, teaching and the supervision of research students at the University. The post-holder will enhance the profile and capacity of nursing research across the OSNM (including OBU and local NHS Trusts). This will include undertaking research and academic work within OxINMAHR, supporting the development of other nurse researchers and providing leadership in research delivery across OHFT. The post holder will be committed to innovation and collaborative working.

The appointee to this position will be situated within OxINMAHR and the OSNM, which contain a community of nurse and allied health researchers. They will work closely with another clinical nursing academic, who has an appointment at OBU and OHFT and is part of the NIHR 70&70 Senior Nurse and Midwife Research Leadership Programme. They will also work with the Head of Learning and Development at OHFT, with access to and involvement in a number of vibrant clinical research projects within community and mental health care. The post holder will also have strong links with the Oxford University Department of Psychiatry ( under the leadership of Professor John Geddes (, who is also the Director of the CRF and OHFT R&D. In addition, collaboration both locally and nationally provides opportunity for development and innovation and includes the following groups and organisations: clinicians, researchers, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, Primary Care, the pharmaceutical industry and local and national NIHR organisations. You'll be joining a friendly, professional environment where every member of staff is recognised as important to the success of Oxford Brookes University. To find out more about the benefits of working for Oxford Brookes please visit:

The University has adopted equality, diversity and inclusion as core values. We welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates whatever their background, and especially from BAME candidates who are under-represented in our workforce.

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