An opportunity to become a member of the Imperial Biomedical Research Centre Public Advisory Panel.
We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated members of the public who live, work or study in North or West London to join the existing Public Advisory Panel of the Imperial Biomedical Research Centre (BRC).
This role includes:
The Imperial BRC is a research partnership between Imperial College, London and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. It is currently funded by a five year grant from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) until March 2022 and serves a highly ethnically diverse population of 2.3 million people in North-West London. The public, including patients and carers, are at the heart of the Imperial BRC and ensuring their involvement, engagement and participation in research is a key priority.
The Imperial BRC's research themes include:
We are looking for people who:
No specific experience and/or understanding of the research themes covered by the Imperial BRC (see list above) is required. However, it may help if you:
"Public includes patients, potential patients, carers and people who use health and social care services as well as people from organisations that represent people who use these services." (NIHR INVOLVE)
"Involvement" does not mean being a subject or participant in a research study or clinical trial.
*Public involvement is when the public are actively involved in shaping and informing research. In other words, research is carried out ‘with’ or ‘by’ members of the public rather than ‘to' them. This can include consultation around the acceptability, relevance and feasability of research questions and plans, co-development of research and communication materials, co-design of interventions and approaches, and much more.
**Public engagement is providing and disseminating information and knowledge about research to the public, including discussing and consulting the public.
You will be asked to attend between four and six panel meetings per year alongside the other Public Panel Members. These meetings will be held:
There will also be opportunities to:
We will pay you for your time (approximately £25 per hour depending on the task) and reimburse you for your travel and other agreed expenses in accordance with NIHR INVOLVE's payment guidance.
We will also provide all necessary training and support.
If you are interested in applying, please click the green button "I would like to apply" at the top of this page to submit an application online.
Registration for this role will close at 11pm on Sunday 8 March 2020.
We are intending to interview successful applicants in the week commencing 16 March 2020 at St Mary's campus in Paddington, London. Applicants will be contacted to inform them whether they have been invited to interview by 11 March 2020 at the latest.
If you would prefer not to submit an application online, or are unable to: