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Senior GP Clinical Research Fellow

University of Kent
Canterbury, Kent
£56,502 to £79,927 per annum pro rata
Closing date
2 Apr 2023

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Senior GP Clinical Research Fellow

Location: Canterbury

Salary:  £56,502 to £79,927 per annum pro rata

Post Type: Part Time

Hours per Week: 21

Contract Type: Fixed Term - 36 Months

Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Sunday 02 April 2023  (unless otherwise stated)

Reference: LSSJ-225-23

Senior GP Clinical Research Fellow: Centre for Health Services Studies at the University of Kent and East Cliff Practice, Ramsgate

Would you like to play a key role in the development of growing research activity in a major academic health research centre, as well as support clinical research in primary care across Kent and Medway?  

An exciting new post has been created to lead primary care research activity in the region with the aim of increasing research in practice and building wider research networks in primary care.

We are looking for a registered General Practitioner with a demonstrable track record in primary care research who is a highly effective research leader and has a strong publication record.  The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an ability to attract research income and deliver high-impact research.

The post, which is based at the Centre for Health Services Studies at the University of Kent in Canterbury, is offered as 0.6FTE with the expectation that the post holder will retain two to four clinical sessions in general practice (0.2-0.4FTE), hosted by East Cliff Practice in Ramsgate. 

As a Senior GP Clinical Research Fellow you will:

  • Lead as Principal Investigator (PI), support and deliver primary care research working collaboratively with practices across NHS Kent and Medway
  • Develop and manage own academic research in line with the key research themes of CHSS and the priorities for primary care within NHS Kent and Medway
  • Act as a source of leadership, information and advice to other members of CHSS in areas of clinical and health services research
  • Participate in the supervision of post-graduate students.

To be successful in this role you will have: 

  • A PhD in a relevant healthcare-related discipline or extensive experience of leading research projects
  • Clinical qualification in general practice & on the GMC GP specialist register
  •  A record of leading research of international standard in primary care and/or health services research with demonstrable impact on health or health care
  • A track record of successful grant applications and managing funded awards.

The University of Kent campus occupies an enviable position overlooking the historic city of Canterbury, which is less than an hour away from London via a high-speed rail link and only 20 minutes by train from Ramsgate with its historic harbour and attractive coastline.   East Cliff, which was chosen as host practice through a formal competitive process, is a long-established and friendly practice with a track record of supporting research.  It is dedicated to team working, professional development, communication and holistic care.

If you have the qualifications, skills and experience we are looking for, we would welcome your application.

To apply, please visit our website and upload a cover letter and CV.  Applications must be made via the University’s online application system; CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered. 

The University of Kent values diversity and promotes equality at all levels.
We particularly welcome applications from female and black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented at this level in this area.


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