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Salary: £38,684 per annum + benefits

Hours: Full Time

Contract type: Fixed-Term/Contract

Type / Role: Academic or Research

Phone: +44-1243 5598052

Fax: +44-1422 1123046

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An exciting opportunity is available for a Researcher to join our Devices Division at MHRA.

The MHRA is responsible for regulating all medicines and medical devices in the UK by ensuring they work and are acceptably safe. This post is situated in Devices Division; within Devices Information and Operations Group (DIOG). The purpose of DIOG is to help realise MHRA’s vision for vigilance and ensuring safer healthcare products through a world-leading system of proactive safety management, enabled by digital technologies.

MHRA devices and Imperial College are partnering to undertake a pilot study to explore the development of a human factors approach to incident reporting using in-vitro-diagnostics (blood glucose meters) and possibly one other devices area as exploratory case studies.

Purpose of the Role

The post holder will be employed by MHRA and will work across MHRA devices division to gather data and work with Imperial as part of a small but dynamic group carrying out multi-disciplinary research. The Devices Researcher will carry out qualitative and quantitative research as part of a joint project between the NIHR funded Diagnostic Evidence Co-operative London ( which is based at Imperial College, London and the MHRA. This will include qualitative data analysis, stakeholder analysis, clinical pathway mapping and impact analysis.

Works closely with: Imperial research team as well as across Devices Information and Operations Group and Devices Safety and Surveillance Group. With research support from Principal Research Fellow, NIHR DEC London at Imperial College, London

Person Requirements:

Qualifications, Licenses and professional memberships:

  • Master or PhD in a relevant discipline, e.g. human factors, psychology, public health, engineering or equivalent relevant research, industrial or commercial or equivalent regulatory experience


  • Extensive experience and ability in qualitative research
  • Proven ability to carry out different types of interviews and to analyse interview data
  • In-depth knowledge of multidisciplinary research
  • In-depth Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods and statistical procedures 
  • Recent practical experience within a research environment
  • Computer literate with a good knowledge of different computer programs with experience in data presentation and statistical analyses.
  • Ability to conduct detailed literature review
  • Ability to develop and apply new concepts

Desirable requirements

  • Experience of working with medical devices/regulation, especially in the diagnostic areas
  • Track record of publications
  • Experiences of funding applications
  • Experience in using specialised qualitative analysis software

Applicants appointed to this role will be required to carry out a Disclosure and Barring check and animal rights connections check in addition the standard BPSS checks.

For more information on this role please download the job description and person specification

Closing Date: 11 September 2017Contract Duration: 12 months

If you need assistance applying for this role or have any other question please contact [email protected]

Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules.

Our process requires that you apply through our careers site, where you will be asked to complete your application and answer some competency based questions. Applicants are assessed on whether they meet any mandatory requirements as well as the necessary skills and experience for the role score and then scored on their competency answers so please ensure you have read these thoroughly and allow sufficient time. You can view the competencies for this role in the job description.

In accordance with the Civil Service Commissioners’ Recruitment Principles our recruitment and selection processes are underpinned by the requirement of selection for appointment on the basis of merit by a fair and open competition. If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, you should contact Rebecca Birs, Resourcing Manager, [email protected], in the first instance. 

If you are not satisfied with the response you receive you can contact the Civil Service Commission at:

[email protected]

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