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Research Fellow in Evidence Synthesis

Centre for Reviews and Dissemination
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
31,604 - 38,832 a year
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Role Description

The Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) is a research department that specialises in evidence synthesis across a range of areas to provide best evidence to inform health policy and practice. Established in 1994, the Centre has played a key role in developing underpinning methods and in establishing the value of evidence synthesis in health decision-making. In alignment with University research strategy, and with University backing, CRD is extending the scope of its research both within and beyond health and are seeking to build capacity and expertise across health, social care and public policy.  We are looking to recruit an additional Grade 6 Research Fellow in evidence synthesis to join our expanding team.

You will carry out evidence synthesis projects as part of multi-disciplinary teams, which may include systematic reviews, rapid syntheses, IPD meta-analyses or methodological projects.  This work will include data extraction, data collection, data management, data synthesis (quantitative and qualitative), interpreting results and writing research reports and papers.  There will be opportunity to work across programmes of research, and projects will be aligned with skills and experience and, wherever possible, with area of interest.

Applications are welcome from candidates with a first degree and a relevant Masters level qualification in a health, science or social science subject.  You will preferably have a PhD in a relevant topic.  You will have a good understanding and prior experience of systematic review in a health related area.   We are keen to receive applications from those with knowledge, qualifications or experience of medical statistics, diagnostic research, individual participant data synthesis, qualitative research, rapid review or knowledge translation.

Salary: £31,604 - £38,832 a year.  The post is available immediately and appointments will be made for an initial fixed-term period of three years.

Informal enquiries should be made to Vanda Castle at

Closing date:  5 January 2018


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