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Research Fellow (Trial Manager)

Health Sciences
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
38,832 - 47,722 a year, reduced pro rata
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Role Description

Research Fellow – Trial Manager

University of York – Department of Health Sciences

Location: York

Salary Range: £38,832 - £ £47,722 (Grade 7) a year

Hours: Part Time

Ref Number: 6681

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Closing date: 27 June 2018

This post is available Part Time on a fixed term contract for 12 months.

York Trials Unit (YTU) is one of the UK’s leading centres for the design and analysis of randomised controlled trials in education.  Due to the continued success of the Unit, we are now seeking to appoint a new part-time Trial Manager.  The post offers the opportunity to be part of a large and successful multi-disciplinary Department, renowned for its methodological expertise and commitment to policy relevant research.

You will set-up and coordinate education trials, contribute to the continued success of YTU through input into the preparation of grant applications, writing of standard operating procedures, provision of documentation to obtain appropriate ethical approvals and research governance, managing and facilitating data collection, and supporting the writing-up of research for publication and public presentation in both academic and non-academic settings. 

Key requirements (see candidate brief for more details):

- BSc or MSc in relevant discipline

- PhD in relevant area (e.g. education) or equivalent experience

- Knowledge of randomised controlled trials

- Skilled in project management in a multi-disciplinary setting

- Ability to supervise the work of others

- Ability to  write up research work for publication and onward dissemination

- Experience of managing randomised controlled trials


This is a new post and the position is available immediately.  Informal enquiries welcome to Professor David Torgerson ( or Professor Catherine Hewitt (

For further information and to apply on-line, please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

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