NIHR | Manchester Biomedical Research Centre

Short research placements available for nurses, midwives, pharmacists and allied health professionals

The NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre, in collaboration with the NIHR Manchester Clinical Research Facility (CRF) and supported by Oxford Road Corridor and Health Innovation Manchester is investing in the next generation of NHS researchers and want you to be part of it!

What is this Opportunity?

The NIHR Manchester BRC, in partnership with Oxford Road Corridor and Health Innovation Manchester, 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 have been designed for nurses, midwives, pharmacists and all allied healthcare professionals including (but not limited to) physiotherapists, audiologists and dieticians currently employed by one of the NHS Trusts in the Manchester BRC partnership (Manchester University Foundation Trust, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust)

The applications for this intake are now closed. If you want to be added to a mailing list and emailed when the next applications are opened, please email