We offer a varied range of opportunities including job opportunities, opportunities for further study and research and opportunities for patients and the public.  Please click on the boxes below for more information.

Job Opportunities

Senior Lecturer

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding senior lecturer to join HSRU, University of Aberdeen.  The post holder will be expected to have an established track in any health services research or associated discipline with research experience in applied health data analytics.  The post holder will be working in a multidisciplinary environment and is expected to embrace a range of theories and methods to advance the field of study. Experience of securing research funding from a range of funders is important, as well as evidence of strong research networks and deliverables. The postholder will be expected to contribute teaching and supervision to new and existing postgraduate course and programmes. 

For more information please click here


Designing Real World Trials Short Course

Experts from our Clinical Trials Unit (CHaRT) and HSRU deliver a 12 week short course on Designing Real World Trials. 


This course takes you through the process of designing a randomised controlled trial (RCT). The course will focus on trials in the evaluation of real-world healthcare and public health settings.  The course aims to develop your knowledge and awareness of how to design a fair test, the appropriate use of trials and alternative trial designs, involving patients and the public, the logistics and practicalities of designing real-world trials and the role of clinical trials units.

To find out more visit the course page or contact Dr Kirsty McCormack


HSRU contributes teaching to the:

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

Our Designing Real-World Trials short course will earn you 15 credits at Masters level (SCQF Level 11).


Staff in HSRU are fully supported in undertaking a PhD.  They are also encouraged to provide supervisory support for full or part-time PhD students. 


Recently Completed 

Research Fellowships


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

Student Internships

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.   In 2018 we had 6 student interns; 2 working on projects with the CHaRT programming team and 4 working on Health Services Research projects.

We are now accepting applications for student interns for summer 2019.  

Click here for the advert for Health Service Research summer placements and details of the application process. The closing date for applications is 3 May 2019. 

Click here for the advert for Programmer/Web Developer summer placements and details of the application process.  The closing date for these posts is 30 April 2019.

Opportunities for patients and the public

There are lots of opportunities for patients and the public to be involved with our research.

You can find out more here

You can also contact our Patient and Public Involvement Co-ordinator Katie Banister