Health Services Researchers - Health Improvement Scotland

Posted 2023.04.24
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Job Reference: 146647

Evidence Directorate – Research and Information Service (RIS) / Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group (SAPG)

Permanent 1.0 WTE post with SAPG

2 fixed term posts with RIS: 1.0 WTE for 6 months and 0.7 WTE until end March 2024

Salary: £43,422 - £50,506 per annum (Band 7), Full-time = 37.5 hours per week

Location: Edinburgh or Glasgow - hybrid working will be required for the foreseeable future

Job closing date: Midnight, Wednesday, 3 May 2023




Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS) is an organisation with many parts and one purpose – better quality health and social care for everyone in Scotland. The purpose of the HIS Evidence Directorate is to provide evidence to improve health and care services for the people of Scotland.

We are seeking to appoint 2.7 WTE Health Services Researchers to the Evidence Directorate’s Research and Information Service (RIS) (1.7 WTE) and Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group (SAPG) (1.0 WTE). There is flexibility for both part- and full-time positions. The posts can be based in either Glasgow or Edinburgh; however, hybrid working will apply for the foreseeable future.

The post-holder will require to have a degree in a numerate, social science or biomedical discipline and a masters degree in in a relevant subject, such as public health, health services research, social research, or health care science. Specialist knowledge of one or more areas of research methodology is required, such as the analysis and use of quantitative data, critical appraisal or qualitative research. The post-holder requires a good understanding of a wide range of other health services research skills, including qualitative research methods, questionnaire development, statistical analysis and epidemiology.

The post-holder may also be required to undertake rapid review and topic scoping work, to support the wider Evidence directorate work within HIS. We are looking for someone who can bring relevant knowledge and experience and who can make an immediate contribution to the work of the RIS and SAPG teams.

For further information, or to arrange an informal conversation about the respective posts, please contact Fran Kerr, SAPG Project Lead ([email protected]) or Dr Heather Gray, Lead Health Service Researcher, RIS ([email protected])


Find out more and apply by 3 May 2023