Secondment Opportunity at Versus Arthritis

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Are you a PhD student or post-doctoral researcher based at one of the Translate partner universities and looking to broaden your knowledge, skills and networks with a secondment?

Translate MedTech is seeking a PhD student or post-doctoral researcher (based at one of the Translate partner universities: University of Bradford, University of Huddersfield, Leeds Beckett University, University of Leeds, Sheffield Hallam University and the University of York) to work alongside the Research Liaison and Evaluation, and Research Awards teams at Versus Arthritis. These teams work closely together to provide information on research funded by Versus Arthritis.

This Translate MedTech secondment opportunity can be fully flexible, full or part-time, and continue up to a maximum of three months starting in April 2019. Up to £2,500 is available to cover travel, accommodation and subsistence costs. The successful candidate will be expected to work from either the Versus Arthritis office in Chesterfield, Derbyshire or London. 

 The secondment will provide an opportunity to gain understanding of musculoskeletal disorders; enhance communication skills; understand the motivations and values of charitable medical research funders; develop project management skills and understanding of the grant funding process and provide experience of patient involvement.

We are Versus Arthritis. We are volunteers, healthcare professionals, researchers and friends, all doing everything we can to push back against arthritis. We’re reaching out to everybody with the information and support they need, funding vital research and changing the way society sees arthritis. Together we’ll keep running, researching, influencing, volunteering, advising, chatting, baking, listening.  We won’t stop until no-one has to tolerate living with the pain, fatigue and isolation of arthritis.

Join us and use your skills, knowledge, passion and energy to help us defy arthritis.

The Translate MedTech programme is a partnership of universities in the Leeds and Sheffield City Regions with world-class expertise in the development of new medical technologies. Translate’s mission is to establish a sustainable community of academic, industry and clinical partners that are connected and committed to working in partnership to deliver a strong local economy and patient benefits.

Closing date: 5pm on Wednesday 6 March 2018.

For further details, eligibility criteria and deadlines, download the Translate MedTech Secondment opportunity at Versus Arthritis  Guidelines and EOI form.

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