PACT Band 7 Senior Research Fellow Vacancy

The Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research Group is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, highly organised and motivated team player to take a leading role in the conduct and management of a process evaluation within a multi-centre cluster randomised controlled trial in patient safety research.

The Partners at Care Transitions (PACT) programme of research, funded by the National Institute for Health Research, has developed a complex and innovative intervention designed to support older patients transitioning from hospital to home. The intervention, which will be evaluated in the trial, aims to improve patient experience and reduce readmissions.

This role requires extensive qualitative expertise as the successful candidate will take a lead role in conducting process evaluation work and additionally working flexibly with the PACT team to support the delivery of key trial processes. Within this there will be opportunities to work with national and international experts in the area of patient safety and develop knowledge / experience in resilient healthcare theories and approaches, behaviour change, implementation research and trial management.

The successful candidate will join our team, which sits within two wider research networks:, the Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research group (YQSR group) and the NIHR Yorkshire & Humber Patient Safety Translational Research Centre. This dynamic group of researchers has established a national and international reputation for working collaboratively across institutions and disciplines to address key, clinically relevant questions in patient safety.

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

The YQSR group is a friendly, hard-working and enthusiastic team housed within a bespoke research institute (the Bradford Institute for Health Research), with easy transport links to elsewhere in the region.

We are very interested in receiving applications from members of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups, who are currently under-represented within the YQSR group. If you would like to know more about this role, or the work of the YQSR group, please contact: Dr Jenni Murray ( or Professor Rebecca Lawton (

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