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Chair/Reader in Trials

Health Sciences
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Chair - minimum 62,585 / Reader 49,149 - 60,410
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Role Description

The York Trials Unit (YTU) is one of the UK’s leading centres for the design and analysis of randomised controlled trials. Due to the continued success of the Unit, we are now seeking to appoint a new Chair or Reader in Trials.

You will play a lead role in the ongoing development of the Department and YTU. Working closely with the Department’s Head of Research and Director of YTU, other senior colleagues and collaborators, both within the Department and externally, you will help develop new areas of research and contribute to the day to day operational management of the Department and YTU. You will be a dynamic leader with a track record in the design and management of large scale randomised controlled trials and a strong portfolio of research within an area that compliments and/or extends the existing research activity within the Department. 

Key requirements: (viewed relative to the level of post applied for – see candidate briefs for more details):

  • PhD in a relevant research area, or commensurate professional experience
  • An outstanding and internationally recognised knowledge of trial design, implementation and evaluation
  • Significant and sustained success in accessing research grants from multiple sources
  • An excellent track record of outstanding publications in leading peer-reviewed journals
  • Demonstrable impact of your research. 

Why York?
The University of York is a highly successful institution with a strong commitment to excellence in research and teaching. A member of the prestigious Russell Group, we are a dynamic, research-intensive university and have experienced significant growth over the past ten years, securing national and international recognition for our academic excellence. The Department of Health Sciences is a multi- disciplinary department with an international reputation for excellence in applied health research.

Salary will be commensurate with experience:
Chair =  current minimum £62,585
Reader = £49,149 - £60,410

To apply
For informal enquiries, please contact Professor David Torgerson (Director of YTU) at (+44 (0)1904 321340); Professor Catherine Hewitt (Deputy Director) at (+44 (0)1904 321374); or Patrick Doherty (Head of Research) at +44 (0)1904 321393

Closing date: 9 October 2017
Interviews will be held in York on: 22 November 2017

Athena Swan Bronze 

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Why York?

York is one of the most successful universities in the UK.

With world-class activity across the spectrum from the physical sciences, life sciences, and social sciences to the humanities, we have been recognised as one of the top 100 universities in the world, gaining outstanding results in official assessments of our research and teaching.