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Make a real contribution to how research is shaping the future of healthcare, social care, public health and global health.

As the nation's largest funder of health and care research, we have many openings for you to build a career or interest in health and care research, ranging from becoming a reviewer or a member of a funding committee to being employed in research management by one of our coordinating centres. We post opportunities on this page to:

  • Be part of our decision-making process by joining one of our funding committees for an NIHR research programme.
  • Help with research as a patient, carer or other member of the public.
  • Apply for job roles at all levels in research management and cross-cutting functions for the NIHR, for example in:

Managing research schemes and monitoring performance; finance and budgetary analysis; intellectual property and legal; communications, events and campaigns; impact and evidence; public involvement, participation and engagement; information systems, knowledge management and data analysis; governance, quality and operational management; stakeholder relationships.

Elsewhere on this website, you can find additional ways to join us to:

 Yorkshire and North East Committee is looking to find new members with this expertise:

  • Mental Health
  • General Practice
  • Patient Safety

    Associate Director of Nursing

    Closing date: 06 August 2020
    Interview date: 16 August 2020

    Are you a highly collaborative senior nurse or midwife ready for a new challenge to shape professional leadership for nurses and midwives across the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network and beyond?

    Senior Research Manager

    Closing date: 22 August 2020
    Location: Twickenham

    The NIHR is looking to recruit a Senior Research Manager to join the team at the NIHR Central Commissioning Facility in Twickenham.

    Funding Committee Deputy Chair -HTA programme

    Closing date: 04 September 2020

    The HTA programme is seeking to appoint a Deputy Chair one of the NIHR HTA Funding Committees.

    Public Committee Member

    Closing date: 07 September 2020

    We are currently looking for members of the public to join one of our committees.

    Research for Patient Benefit - West Midlands Regional Advisory Committee Chair

    Closing date: 09 September 2020

    Research for Patient Benefit Programme, Invitation to Apply for Regional Advisory Committee Chair

    Artificial Intelligence Health and Care Award - Panel Member

    Closing date: 30 September 2020

    The Artificial Intelligence Health and care Award (AI Award) Programme is seeking to appoint panel members and reviewers to join the funding expert panel to make recommendations for funding.

    Sub-Committee Chair - Programme Grants for Applied Research

    Closing date: 31 October 2020

    This appointment offers senior applied health, public health and social care researchers the chance to lead the sub-committees that formally assess applications and subsequently make funding recommendations for large scale, high quality programmes of research for the benefit of patients, service users, carers and the NHS.

    Programme Grants for Applied Research - Subcommittee Membership

    Closing date: 31 December 2020

    We are pleased to announce an excellent opportunity has arisen to participate in Programme Grants for Applied Research assessment committees. These prestigious appointments offer senior applied health researchers the chance to take part in and gain experience of making recommendations to NIHR for large scale, high quality programmes of research for the benefit of patients and the NHS.