Research careers in health & social care

Start your career in research- Help us change lives

Research plays an important role in the development of health and care services in the UK, and globally.

We are passionate about the contribution that research can make, and work collaboratively with our partners to deliver health and care research studies across the Wessex region, which covers Dorset, Hampshire, South Wiltshire and the Isle of Wight.

Whether you're new to research or taking the next step in your research career, we have a range of exciting opportunities available, whatever your skills, qualifications or interests.

View our current vacancies.

Why research?

If you want to leave work knowing that you’ve made a difference, you’re in the right place.

Evidence shows that research-active hospitals have better patient care outcomes and many health and care professionals say that they find the experience of being involved in research both positive and rewarding.

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, research staff have played a vital role, supporting the development of vaccines and helping to test treatments which are already saving lives around the world. Find out more about the NIHR's response to COVID-19

A career in research means that you will have an active role in ensuring we have the most up-to-date care and treatments available for patients and services users both now, and in the future.

Find out more about a career in health and social care research delivery

Hear from staff working in research across the Wessex region

Questions? Contact the team

If you’d like to find out more about a career in research, please get in touch with us using the details below. Our local workforce lead will be able to talk you through the next steps and our latest opportunities to get involved locally.

Kelly Adams, Workforce Development Lead

Telephone: 01489 771118

Email: kelly.adams@nihr.ac.uk

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