Research Nurse

Job summary

Applications are invited to join the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology located at the St Mary’s campus, Paddington. The department is based within Imperial College London’s School of Public Health.   We are looking for an experienced qualitative Research Nurse / Allied Health Professional with health care experience with a Master’s degree or equivalent in health or research methods.   The aim of the role is to work closely...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED01687
  • Date posted 24 January 2020
  • Closing date 16 February 2020

Job description

Job summary

Applications are invited to join the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology located at the St Mary’s campus, Paddington. The department is based within Imperial College London’s School of Public Health.  

We are looking for an experienced qualitative Research Nurse / Allied Health Professional with health care experience with a Master’s degree or equivalent in health or research methods.  

The aim of the role is to work closely with key stakeholders to co-design a project to identify the information and support that patients and their families might need to allow them to make a prospective decision around advanced care planning in the event of an acute crisis or obvious terminal state.  This is one part of a larger project that will inform the development of algorithms, based on clinical data, that identify individuals who cross risk thresholds and subsequent care and treatment.

You will be based in the Patient Experience Research Centre (PERC) which was established in 2011 with funding from the Imperial NIHR Biomedical Research Centre (BRC). The multidisciplinary Centre is a core facility of the BRC and carries out research work to directly benefit patients and the local population, by enabling research findings to be rapidly translated into evidence-based initiatives to improve patient experience and transform care.

Duties and responsibilities

Core duties of this role involve co-designing an intervention to support patients, families and clinical teams in advanced and immediate decision making in the event of acute health crises or terminal states. You will also be responsible for identifying and recruiting key stakeholders for the co-design. In addition to this you will assist in establishing an advisory panel of key stakeholders including the public (patients, carers) and professionals (primary care) to guide both tracks of the project.

Essential requirements

You should have a Master’s degree or equivalent in health or research methods with experience of designing, conducting, analysing and reporting health research. Competence in data management and analysis including experience of using one or more statistical analysis package is desirable.

Further information

This is a full time, fixed term post available for 18 moths based at the St Mary's Campus, Paddington. Imperial College is supportive of flexible working. The College is happy to discuss the possibility of implementing such arrangements for this post, with suitably qualified people, subject to operational requirements.

An Inner London Allowance of £6,777 per annum will be offered for this position. 

As this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, at the appropriate level, will be required for the successful candidate.

Should you have any queries please contact: Jane Bruton (jbruton@imperial.ac.uk) or Kathryn Jones (k.jones@imperial.ac.uk)

For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level. http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-integrity/animal-research/

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.