Senior Research Fellow (NG SURE) Vacancy

The Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research group is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, highly organised and motivated researcher, for 12 months in the first instance with the potential to extend beyond this, to take a leading role in the conduct and management of a significant research project to develop and test an innovation in patient safety.

This exciting three-year research project, which is at the mid-point, is funded by the Medical Research Council. The project aims to develop and test a new portable, sensor-based naso-gastric (NG) tube placement device (NG-Sure) to enhance patient safety.

Specifically, the successful candidate will take the lead on two of the five project workpackages which include user-centred design work with healthcare professionals, patients and carers (WP3), and the ‘first-in-man’ study (WP4). The successful candidate will also work closely with the project subcontractors who are responsible for the technical development of the device (WPs1-3), technical project management and governance, and economic evaluation (WP5).

We are therefore seeking a researcher with experience of both qualitative and quantitative methods to contribute to the project overall. Experience of working with end-users to develop or design an intervention, product or device, and setting up and delivering research studies in hospital settings is essential.

Following this, the successful candidate will be involved with others in the research team to develop funding applications to support research that may be needed beyond the lifetime of the project and support the work of the research group.

The Yorkshire Quality & Safety Research Group:

The successful candidate will join our project team of patient safety/applied health services researchers and clinicians, which sits within a wider research network: the Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research group (YQSR group). This dynamic group of researchers conducts high quality, rigorous and applied research to develop and evaluate innovative solutions to patient safety problems.

The YQSR Group comprises researchers and leading academics from the Universities of Leeds, York and Bradford teamed with clinicians and managers from the Bradford health community, with the ultimate aim of making a real impact on the way health services are delivered.

Over the past decade the YQSR group has established a national and international reputation for working collaboratively across institutions and disciplines to address key, clinically relevant questions in patient safety. More recently the group now lead the Yorkshire and Humber Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (YH PSTRC), a £3 millionnational centre for patient safety research funded by the National Institute for Health Research.

The YQSR group is a friendly, hard-working and enthusiastic team, and with it being located on the Bradford Royal Infirmary site, has real and lasting research relationships with both local and national clinicians. The group is housed within a bespoke research institute (the Bradford Institute for Health Research), with easy transport links to elsewhere in the region.

If you would like to know more about this role please contact:

Project CI:

Angela Grange T: 07968 472411 (Mon-Thurs); E: 

Technical Project Manager:

Lindsay Georgopoulos T: 07960 583213; E:

For more info about YQSR Group, please contact:

Professor Rebecca Lawton E:

Closing date: 21.06.21 (this date may change dependent on the response)

Please click here to apply.