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  Prof Scott Cunningham, Prof Anne Boyter  No more applications being accepted  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

FULL TIME FULLY FUNDED PhD opportunity for 36 months

Location – workplace for these posts will be flexible and where possible, some time will be spent in Community Pharmacy, Schools of Pharmacy, Community Pharmacy Scotland and in other relevant organisations across Scotland.

Do you like a challenge and have the curiosity and ambition to work at the leading edge of Scottish community pharmacy development?

Building on the success of other full time funded research programmes, Community Pharmacy Scotland is offering a career development opportunity to pharmacists committed to working in or providing services in community pharmacy in Scotland.

This opportunity is designed to strengthen future pharmacy research. This CPS sponsored PhD scholarship is designed to support the development of individuals and community pharmacy services in Scotland. This post will provide the opportunity to develop independent research skills applied to community pharmacy services through completion of a research project.

The post is an excellent opportunity, particularly for an early careers GPhC registered pharmacist in, or who has knowledge of, community practice to develop research skills and professional leadership through the development of evidence-based practice, whilst maintaining links to current service delivery.

Working with senior academics in the Schools of Pharmacy and senior Pharmacy leaders, the CPS PhD scholar will contribute to taking forward the current and future Scottish Government strategies regarding Pharmaceutical care in the context of community pharmacy. 

Individuals who wish to apply will be required to prepare a short proposal for a research project, aligned to an area of interest relating to the development or evaluation of community pharmacy services. This project would also likely support the development of independent prescribing practice research in community pharmacy and contribute to the wider evidence base in the support of access to and safe / effective medicines use. 

Applicants should be highly motivated and have a good understanding of Scottish community pharmacy services. Excellent communication skills are required and a willingness to work with the support of experienced researchers.

Further information can be obtained from:

Prof. Scott Cunningham, Robert Gordon University ([Email Address Removed] )


Prof. Anne Boyter, University of Strathclyde ([Email Address Removed])

If you are interested in this opportunity and would like further information, please refer to the Job Information Pack which includes the Job Summary and Person Specification.

Unless otherwise stated the deadline for applications is 23:59 hours on the closing date. 

Closing date for completed applications is Mon 15 Aug 2022

Submit to Ashlaich Lockhead Email: [Email Address Removed]

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