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Research Fellow

Health Sciences
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University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
31,604 - 38,832 per year
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Research Fellow

£31,604 - £38,832 per year

Fixed term for 12 months (expected start date: 1st May 2018)

Hours of work:  37 hours per week

The Mental Health and Addiction Research Group within the Department of Health Sciences is looking to appoint a Research Fellow with experience of conducting evidence syntheses and qualitative research with patients, carers or healthcare staff.  You will be part of the DIAMONDS Programme (Diabetes and Mental Illness, Improving Outcomes and Self-management), which aims to improve diabetes care and outcomes for people with severe mental illness.  In this role, you will work with the Chief Investigator, Dr Namja Siddiqi and the Programme Manager, as part of a multidisciplinary team based in York.

The successful applicant with work with the DIAMONDS research team in carrying out the first phase of the Programme to conduct a narrative synthesis and qualitative interview study to inform development of a self-management intervention.  This will include conducting individual and focus group interviews with patients, carers and healthcare staff.  You must be able to demonstrate your knowledge and experience of using qualitative research methods in health services research and the ability to write up research work for publication. 

You will have an MSc/MA in a relevant subject together with a PhD or be able to demonstrate substantial experience at an equivalent level combined with highly developed communication skills to effectively engage a wide range of audience’s both internally and externally.   In addition you will be able to use a range of computer software packages including review and qualitative data analysis software such as Endnote and NVivo.

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.

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Najma Siddiqi at

Closing date: 22 March 2018

Interview date: 09 April 2018

Vacancy reference: 6401

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