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Information Specialist

Faculty of Health Studies

Centre for Digital Innovations in Health and Social Care

Salary:  £39,347 to £44,263 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent
Closing Date:  Monday 22 April 2024
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  HR0163584

Thanks to Expanding Excellence in England funding, the University of Bradford’s Centre for Digital Innovations in Health & Social Care is embarking on an exciting programme of rapid growth. We are seeking an Information Specialist to lead systematic literature searches to support Centre members to develop high quality research proposals and undertake systematic literature reviews.  

Our Centre is multidisciplinary, undertaking high quality co-created applied research that (i) informs the design and implementation of new technologies in national and international health and care systems; and (ii) explores the impact of such technologies on patients, service users, carers, and health and social care professionals. Employing theory-driven approaches for design and evaluation, the Centre’s research offers an understanding of the contextual factors that impact the success of an innovation, informing both future technology design and its implementation. Research in the Centre is mixed method, combining qualitative data that delivers deep insight with the quantitative data that caters to the needs of policymakers.

This is an indefinite position. Applicants should possess a postgraduate qualification in librarianship, information management or related subject, or demonstrate equivalent experience. Additionally, candidates should have experience of undertaking complex literature searches and providing information skills training. A good understanding and application of literature search methods and resources used in evidence reviews is essential.

Shortlisting will be undertaken blind and based on the information entered in the application. If shortlisted, you will be contacted and requested to provide a CV.

We are willing to consider job share for this position.

In return, we offer: 

•    Excellent salary package £39,347 - £44,263 per annum 

•    Generous pension scheme through USS. Universities Superannuation Scheme   

•    Annual leave starting at 25 days, plus an additional eight bank holidays and five customary holidays (taken at Easter and Christmas) per year. 

•    Family friendly policies. 

•    Multiple staff support networks. 

We are a family-friendly University with an agile workforce and are open to flexible working arrangements


If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role informally before applying, please contact Professor Rebecca Randell: r.randell@bradford.ac.uk.

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