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Local Specialty Research Lead in Renal Disorders - West of England

Vacancy details

Closing date: 30 November 2022

Time commitment: 0.5PAs per week or 0.05wte

Tenure: Until 31 March 2024

Employed by: Your current employing organisation with reimbursement of time and travel expenses enabled through the CRN.

Remuneration: Pro-rata based on existing salary with your current employer.

Accountable to: Divisional Research Lead

Are you passionate about improving research and championing it across the West of England? Do you have ideas about how we engage and support colleagues to be more research active, with the aim to improve and protect the nation's health?

An opportunity has arisen within the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network West of England (CRN WE) for a Local Specialty Research Lead (LSRL) in Kidney and Urinary Tract research. Applications are now invited for this exciting role to help lead renal research delivery for the region. The role will require an excellent understanding of the issues facing renal research delivery and the successful applicant will have good links with key stakeholders. This role comes at an exciting time as the NIHR CRN continues to grow the renal research portfolio. Support and guidance will be provided by the LCRN team as well as the national specialty lead for renal studies. You will work closely with the Assistant Research Delivery Manager for the specialty to enable the escalation of challenges facing the local portfolio, and will also be responsible for the development of the Local Specialty Objectives such as:

  • Leading on the regional 'Communities of Practice' event
  • Leading on a regional speciality event in early 2023
  • Supporting creation of a regional and supra-regional network of clinicians to share knowledge and enhance recruitment into Kidney and Urinary Tract research


For more information, please read the detailed Role Description (PDF) or Role Description (accessible document).