UK: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Medical Education at University of Dundee

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Salary: Grade 7 – £29,541 – £36,298

Duration of Post: 12 months full-time in the first instance

Requirements: The post-holder will have a good first degree in a relevant discipline, a PhD in a relevant subject or equivalent quantitative research experience. They will have good knowledge of basic and advanced statistics and experience conducting basic and advanced quantitative data analysis. Alongside other experience, skills, knowledge and personal qualities outlined in the person specification, we expect the post-holder to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams (see further details of the post and eligibility requirements).

Description: This position is funded by NHS Education for Scotland (NES), through the Scottish Medical Education Research Consortium (SMERC: https://www.smerc.org.uk/). The post holder will be joining a team of researchers from the University of Dundee, led by Professor Charlotte Rees (University of Dundee), and the four other Scottish medical schools (Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and St Andrews) and NES.

SMERC collates, manages, analyses and reports on existing medical workforce data collected from across Scotland and the UK (see job description for further details). The post-holder will collaboratively develop a medical education research programme using this routine data alongside the research team including another post-doctoral research fellow and two PhD students (already appointed).

The Centre for Medical Education (CME), led by Professor Charlotte Rees, is one of the world’s leading international centres for medical education whose major focus is to make teaching, learning and assessment more effective in all phases of health professions’ education; undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education. It is an aim of CME to be an internationally recognised centre of excellence in healthcare education research through externally funded research and development grants, peer-reviewed papers in high-quality journals, presentations at national & international healthcare education conferences and representation on national & international bodies relevant to healthcare education and research.

The Quality, Safety & Informatics Group, led by Professor Bruce Guthrie, brings together academic and clinical staff undertaking multidisciplinary research that will assist in informing and shaping future health service and education policy and provision. The group work closely with the Health Informatics Centre, which supports research through the collection, management and delivery of high quality data for analysis.

Further Information: We encourage informal discussion of the post before application. Please contact Charlotte Rees (c.rees@dundee.ac.uk) or Bruce Guthrie (b.guthrie@dundee.ac.uk), The Mackenzie Building, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School Grounds, Kirsty Semple Way, Dundee, DD2 4HF; Tel: 01382 381971 (Rees) or 01382 383740(Guthrie); http://www.dundee.ac.uk/meded/ or http://www.dundee.ac.uk/medschool/cpse/cpcqr/qsi.

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