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UK Kidney Dialysis and Research Innovation Network - vacancy for panel members

Unpaid, voluntary role

Closing date: 5pm, Friday 16 December 2022

There is an exciting opportunity, in the development of the UK Dialysis and Research Innovation Network (UKDRIN), to be part of the panel to drive forward research and innovation in this area. The network will sit under the UK Kidney Research Consortium (UKKRC).

Our ambitious mission is to improve the lives of dialysis patients by creating a multi-disciplinary collaborative network that unites UK researchers, innovators, and patients. At an executive level it will define overall strategy and identify opportunities to develop and accelerate new research and innovation projects, many that will link to other key groups and networks.

Our vision is that key research endeavours will be enhanced through this executive network approach with co-ordinated and comprehensive access to the best resources and expertise in the UK. This will deliver better technologies and therapeutics to transform dialysis treatment and support translation of the very best evidence into clinical practice.

Who are we?

We are the largest charity dedicated to kidney research in the UK.  Our research strategy to 2030 outlines our four strategic objectives and what we want to achieve through research in the next ten years or sooner. We rely almost wholly on donations from the UK public and we believe that everybody deserves a life free from kidney disease.

Thanks to the generous gifts from our supporters, our research breakthroughs mean more kidney patients and their families have the chance of a normal life.

Role information

We are looking to establish a panel that includes, but is not limited to the following research interests and expertise:

  • Paediatric dialysis research
  • Adult haemodialysis research
  • Adult peritoneal dialysis research
  • Patient
  • Carer
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Dialysis nurse
  • Dialysis technology
  • MPT- Physiotherapy and exercise/rehabilitation research
  • Early career researcher e.g. young consultant.
  • Bioengineer
  • Implementation scientist

Panel members will bring their expert insight from their area to support the identification, collaboration and implementation of research and innovations that meet the objectives of the network. Further to this, panel members would work with the co-chairs to support the strategic planning and implementation required to continue the development of the network. For further information please see the terms of reference.

How to apply

Please submit a short CV detailing relevant experience, and a cover letter describing the skills and expertise you will bring to the network (two pages maximum). Email your application to the UKKDRIN leadership team to [email protected].

If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact either Helen Hurst ([email protected]) or Mark Lambie ([email protected]).

The closing date for applications is 5pm, Friday 16 December 2022.

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