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NIHR BRC research placement opportunities

Placement opportunity for nurses, midwives, pharmacists and allied health professionals to develop hands-on clinical research skills.


What is this Opportunity?

The NIHR Manchester BRC is offering you the chance to experience what research is like through short, flexible 4-6 week taster placements; and also offering employers backfill funding to release you from work for the duration.


You will have the opportunity to:

  • Kick start a career or further study in a clinical research environment

  • Work closely with clinical academics in delivering a short research project

  • Learn more about how research is conducted works within the NHS


Am I suitable?

The placements are open to a wide range of NHS staff people from different clinical settings:

  • Nurses, midwives, pharmacists and all Allied Healthcare Professionals including (but not limited to), physiotherapists, audiologists, dieticians.

  • No previous research experience is required

  • Any grade, but priority given to grade 6 and below

  • An opportunity to learn how research can support the NHS to improve patient outcomes


Full details of the scheme can be found here, along with information on how to apply by the deadline of 6th November 2017.

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