What is this opportunity?

The NIHR Manchester BRC is offering you the chance to experience what research is like through short, flexible 4-6 week taster placements; and also offering employers backfill funding to release you from work for the duration.


You will have the opportunity to:

  • Kick start a career or further study in a clinical research environment
  • Work closely with clinical academics in delivering a short research project
  • Learn more about how research is conducted works within the NHS

Am I suitable?

The placements are open to a wide range of NHS staff people from different clinical settings:

  • Nurses, midwives, pharmacists and all Allied Healthcare Professionals including (but not limited to) physiotherapists, audiologists, dieticians
  • No previous research experience is required
  • Any grade, but priority given to grade 6 and below
  • An opportunity to learn how research can support the NHS to improve patient outcomes

Full details of the scheme can be viewed via the brochure or online, along with information on how to apply by the deadline of 6th November 2017.

Please contact Dylan Mangan, MCRF Education and Training Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 0161 275 7199 if you have any questions.