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Research Associate

Health Sciences
33,309 - 40,927 per year (Reduced for part time working)
Grade 6
Contract status
Fixed term
Hours of work
Based at
University of York campus (with some remote working options available)
Interview date
22 June 2022
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Role Description


The Mental Health and Addiction Research Group (MHARG) within the Department of Health Sciences is looking to appoint a Research Associate, joining a growing number of global health researchers within the department.

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and dynamic Research Associate to work on the Contextual awareness, response and evaluation: diabetes in Ghana (CARE: Diabetes) project. It is a large multi-disciplinary MRC GCRF-funded study that is exploring the contextual drivers and consequences of type-2 diabetes in Accra with a view to developing community based intervention/s to tackle them.

The successful candidate will work closely with colleagues in Ghana and the UK, building on the existing work of CARE:Diabetes to assist with the development/adaptation and testing of a community-based interventions to address the drivers and consequences of type-2 diabetes in Ghana.


  • To conduct research under the supervision of senior colleagues and to contribute to the production of research
  • Contribute specifically to the design and planning of community-based interventions adaptation/ development work, including co-design workshops and feasibility testing
  • To assist in the identification and development of potential areas of research and the development of proposals for independent or collaborative research projects
  • Supporting the work of co-investigators of CARE, participate in regular meetings and liaise with colleagues in other institutions

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • PhD in social science or health-related area or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of a range of research techniques and methodologies including co-design
  • Knowledge of NCDs and global health
  • Ability to write up research work for publication in high profile journals and engage in public dissemination
  • Experience of carrying out both independent and collaborative research
  • Willingness to work proactively with colleagues in other work areas/institutions
  • Interest in and enthusiasm for the subject matter of the project
  • Attention to detail and commitment to high quality

The University of York offers flexible working patterns and a number of family friendly initiatives. As a Department we are proud to foster a supportive culture that helps staff and students contribute fully, flourish and excel, to reach their full potential. We embrace equality, diversity and inclusion as well as the values of the Athena SWAN Charter in all our Departmental activities.

Interview date:  22 June 2022

For informal enquiries:  please contact Dr Hannah Jennings (

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive  – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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