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Research Fellow

Health Sciences
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
31,076 - 38,183 a year
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Role Description

The SCIMITAR (Smoking Cessation Intervention for severe Mental Ill Health Trial) programme of research aims to improve the physical health of people with Severe Mental Ill health (SMI) by developing and evaluating interventions to help people cut down or quit smoking. As part of this programme of research we are conducting a randomised controlled trial comparing a bespoke smoking cessation intervention to usual NHS stop smoking services. In addition we are conducting a survey of the lifestyle, health and wellbeing factors of people with SMI and building a cohort of people with SMI who are willing to take part in research involving lifestyle interventions. 

The main duties of the role are to assist in the collection, analysis and interpretation of research data, and conduct of a systematic review.  You will participate in the communication of findings to different groups through written reports, peer-reviewed journal papers, presentations and meetings.  The post requires assisting in the development of proposals and funding applications for new research projects.

You will hold a PhD in a relevant subject or have equivalent experience. You should have knowledge of a range of research techniques and methodologies and experience of conducting research in an NHS or similar healthcare setting.  Excellent communication skills and the ability to contribute to the write up and dissemination of research findings, are also required. Experience of using statistical packages such as SPSS is essential. 

This post is available full-time, on a fixed-term contract, up to 30 September 2018. 

For informal queries about the position please contact Dr Emily Peckham at

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