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Research Fellow

Health Sciences
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Full or part-time (see job details)
Contract status
Fixed term
31,076 - 38,183 a year (reduced pro rata for part time working)
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Role Description

Research Fellow

(Two posts)

One full time, 37 hours per week, fixed term for 24 months

One part-time, 22.2 hours per week, fixed term for 14 months

Salary: £31,076 - £38,183

Available immediately

The Mental Health and Addiction Research Group within the Department of Health Sciences (based at Heslington Campus West) are looking to appoint two Research Fellow's with experience of conducting research with patients, carers or healthcare staff. You will be part of the DIAMONDS research programme, which aims to improve diabetes care and outcomes for people with severe mental illness. In this role, you will work with the programme lead, Dr Najma Siddiqi, and the programme manager, Dr Jo Taylor, as part of a multidisciplinary team based in York, Leeds and Bradford.

DIAMONDS (DIAbetes and Mental illness: improving Outcomes aND Services) is part of the Yorkshire and Humber Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research & Care (CLAHRC YH) Mental Health and Comorbidity theme. The theme, which is led by Professor Simon Gilbody, works across the Universities of York, Leeds, and Sheffield, with links into the major NHS mental health trusts and providers of mental health care across the Yorkshire region. The theme aims to improve the physical health and wellbeing of people with mental health problems and addictions.

The successful applicants will work with the DIAMONDS research team in carrying out a programme of research, which includes systematic reviews, surveys and qualitative research with patients, carers and healthcare staff, and intervention development and evaluation. The post will be based at the University of York, although you will be expected to travel to research sites across England to undertake fieldwork and attend project meetings.

These posts are available immediately for a fixed-term period of 24 months and 14 months. 

For informal enquiries, please contact

Vacancy Reference: 5655

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