Chair/Reader, Centre for Implementation Science – NIHR CLAHRC South London

Frontiers of Retrovirology, 16-18 September 2013, Churchill College, Cambridge University, UK

King’s College London

Chair/Reader, Centre for Implementation Science;

(and Associate Director, NIHR CLAHRC South London)

King’s College London (KCL) is seeking to appoint a new chair/reader whose role it will be to provide intellectual leadership to a newly established Centre for Implementation Science (CIS), part of the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) South London. The appointee will be tasked with growing the Centre’s international research activity and profile in Implementation Science, and building national and international collaborations. He/she will be expected to secure funding to support the long-term sustainability of the Centre. The successful candidate will coordinate collaboration between the Centre and all the other CLAHRC South London research teams, and will play a key representational role. The appointee will have the opportunity to establish, shape and grow the Centre.

Candidates will have an exemplary research track-record in quantitative or qualitative or mixed methods research, and will have substantial research leadership experience. He/she will ideally be a recognised expert in the emerging field of Implementation Science, or in a relevant area of applied health research, with a strong interdisciplinary background. He/she must be comfortable operating within a complex organisation and multi-disciplinary context. A good understanding of the NHS will be critical, as will the ability to engage a wide range of partners including University researchers, health professionals and managers, patients and service users. The successful candidate will be a collaborative, open-minded and enthusiastic team-player with superb communication and negotiation skills.

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) CLAHRC South London is an alliance of academic and healthcare organisations. The new Centre for Implementation Science is being established within the CLAHRC, which is located at the Denmark Hill campus of King’s College London. The centre is located within the Health Services and Population Research Department of the Institute of Psychiatry (IoP). The aim of the Centre is to promote a more efficient and sustainable uptake of research interventions into healthcare policy and practice, and to devise ways of measuring the implementability and impact of research interventions. As Associate Director of the NIHR CLAHRC South London, the appointee will be a member of the Executive of the CLAHRC, and will contribute to the strategic leadership of the alliance.

We would also welcome applications from strong candidates at Senior Lecturer level.

For more information on the CLAHRC, please visit iop by 1 August.

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