Research Associate in Public Health - Academic Neurosurgery

Band 7

Main area
Research and Development
Band 7
Fixed Term for 2 years
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Addenbrookes Hospital-Division R&D
£31,696 to £41,787 p.a. pro rata
08/03/2018 23:59



Our Trust
Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 9000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people – patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing ‘outstanding’ care to our patients and rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH’s values – Together- safe, kind, excellent – are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

This post will be based in the Cambridge Institute of Public Health, School of Clinical Medicine

The  Global Health Research Study is a 3-year project which will build a collaborative platform aiming to:

  1. Map the current landscape, understand the current systems and challenges in TBI clinical care and research in a range of LMICs (Colombia, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, South Africa, Tanzania).
  2. Develop organisational & cost-effective solutions to the challenges faced in these areas
  3. Establish clinical networks, research capacity, and pathways for the testing and implementation of the proposed solutions in the partner LMICs.

The Group comprises health care professionals from high, middle and low income countries, partner organisations (including the World Federation of Neurological Societies) and service user representation including charities. The ambition is for the 3-year project to build a strong collaborative platform that will attract further funding for pursuing a long-term (15-year) global neurotrauma programme.

Key duties and responsibilities: 

  • Lead the public health research package of the Global Health Project
  • Define the current landscape of traumatic brain injury (TBI) care in low and middle income countries (LMIC) - provision of pre-hospital care, acute hospital care and post-acute care.
  • Map resources and establish neurotrauma registries of patient demography, treatment and outcome.
  • Following data collection and modelling, strategies will be implemented to refine the TBI management pathways and apply novel approaches tailored to the LMICs. These will be prioritised based on the analysis undertaken.
  • Assist in writing up and presentation of research findings.

Perform any other duties that may be required from time to time. 

This post is due to close on 8th March 2018.

Interviews are due to take place on 15th March 2018.

Benefits to you
We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.
We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Christine Hill, Consultant in Public Health Medicine on 07801 478156 or

If you have problems applying, contact

01223 217038