Are you 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 or University of York), and looking to broaden your knowledge, skills and networks? Translate is offering an opportunity to work alongside the Research Liaison and Evaluation and Research Awards teams at Arthritis Research UK.

This Translate: Me secondment opportunity can be fully flexible, full or part-time, and can continue up to a maximum of three months, starting in March 2018. Up to £2,500 is available to cover travel, accommodation and subsistence costs. The successful candidate will be expected to work from the Arthritis UK office in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

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.

The placement will support Arthritis Research UK’s patient insight partners, provide content for internal and external communications, and much more.

Arthritis Research UK is the leading authority on arthritis in the UK, conducting scientific and medical research into all types of arthritis and related musculoskeletal conditions. It is the UK’s fourth largest medical research charity, and the only charity solely committed to funding high quality research into the cause, treatment and cure of arthritis and related conditions. For the 10 million people with arthritis in the UK, arthritis attacks what it means to live. Arthritis Research UK invests in exceptional science that helps people push back the limits these painful conditions place on people’s lives.

Translate is a partnership of universities in the Leeds City Region, with world-class expertise in the development of new medical technologies: the University of Bradford, University of Huddersfield, Leeds Beckett University, University of Leeds, and University of York.

For further details, eligibility criteria and deadlines, download the Translate: Me Secondment opportunity at Arthritis Research UK Guidelines and EOI Form.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 31st January 2018. Good luck!

Credit: Translate

Written by simonrstones

Simon Stones BSc (Hons) is an award-winning patient leader, advocate and researcher from Manchester in the UK, who was the winner of the international WEGO Health Award for Patient Healthcare Collaborator in 2017. He is a passionate advocate and ambassador for people living with invisible illnesses, inspired and empowered by his own journey with arthritis, fibromyalgia, and inflammatory bowel disease since childhood. He is currently an Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society, and a trustee of Fibromyalgia Action UK and RAiISE.

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