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Research Fellow

Health Sciences
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
Grade 6 / 31,604 - 38,832 a year
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Role Description

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 review of the literature 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 be required to develop excellent working relationships both internally and externally, attending and contributing to appropriate meetings.  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.

Key requirements: (see candidate brief for more details)

  • First or higher degree in a relevant discipline
  • PhD in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience
  • Experience of conducting independent and collaborative research
  • Knowledge of qualitative research methods and analysis
  • Knowledge of literature review methods
  • Experience of writing up research work for peer-reviewed publications and other forms of dissemination
  • Strong collaborative ethos

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Najma Siddiqi at

Interviews to take place 19 July 2018.

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