In pursuit of our remit to train people in health services research, HSRU provides a number of training and job opportunities.

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There is currently a vacancy for Professor in Health Services Research

The Health Services Research Unit (HSRU) has an exciting opportunity for an outstanding individual to join an internationally renowned research unit.  HSRU is core funded by the Chief Scientist Office (CSO) of the Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorate as a national centre for health services research relevant to the NHS in Scotland.  The Unit has grown since it was first established in 1988, into one of the premier groups of its kind in the UK with a reputation for its substantial programme of high quality research.  Health services research is an area of high policy relevance for the Scottish Government and for NHS Scotland.

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HSRU contributes teaching to the Master of Public Health (MPH), MSc in Global Health and Management and Research Methods for Health (PgCert).

We offer a number of student projects each year to students on the MSc and Intercalated BMEdSci courses.


HSRU actively mentors NHS Research Scotland (NRS) fellowships.  Recent NRS Clinical Fellows were:



HSRU actively encourages the development of staff through seeking prestigious research fellowships. Several funded research fellowships are supported including for example topics on the surgical trial methodology and methodological investigation of decision support for trial participation

We offer summer student work placements to current University of Aberdeen students wishing to improve their knowledge and experience in a research-focused environment.

In 2017 we welcomed five student interns to work with us over the summer months on a variety of projects. 

This year we are offering 6 student placements; 2 to work on projects with the CHaRT programming team and 4 to work on Health Services Research projects. 

Applications for student internships for 2018 have now closed.  Placements for next year will be advertised in 2019.