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Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a 3-year fixed term contract position as Programme Manager (Senior Research Associate) for an evidence synthesis capacity building initiative within the newly established Centre for Health Evaluation Methodology Research & Evidence Synthesis (CHEM-RES), School of Nursing & Midwifery, NUI Galway.

About the new evidence synthesis capacity building initiative

The primary aim of the new evidence synthesis capacity building initiative is to build a critical mass of experts in a range of evidence synthesis methodologies. This needs to address the training and support needs for evidence informed decision making in policy and practice for the island of Ireland. The secondary aim is to generate knowledge around methods of and efficiencies in evidence syntheses. This will be achieved through a focus on three high-level activities relating to evidence synthesis (i) support (ii) training and education and (iii) research and innovation. Importantly, this initiative also re-establishes Cochrane Ireland and its associated activities.

The initiative is funded by the Health Research Board (HRB) and the Health and Social Care, Research and Development (HSC R&D) Division of the Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland.

QUESTS involvement

QUESTS Research Advisors Dr Linda Biesty (NUI Galway) and Dr Pauline Meskell (University of Limerick) will have a pivotal role in the evidence synthesis activity within CHEM-RES.

About the role

The Programme Manager’s role is a senior position within the initiative. He/she will be responsible for establishing, co-ordinating, managing and delivering activities for the initiative, as well as developing new strategies for its future. He/she will also be responsible for delivering on primary evidence synthesis methodology research projects including; applying for funding, conducting studies with international research teams and reporting and disseminating project findings. He/she will be based in the new Centre for Health Evaluation, Methodology Research and Evidence Synthesis (CHEM-RES) within the School of Nursing and Midwifery at NUI Galway.

The position is full-time (1 WTE) and is available from 1st November 2018 (earlier may be considered) to contract end date of 31st November 2021. Application deadline: 07/09/2018 17:00 – Europe/London

For more information about the role, and how to apply, please click here.

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