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Research Fellow

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


Applications are invited for a Research Fellow within the Department of Health Sciences to work under the supervision of Dr Noreen Mdege and Professor Kamran Siddiqi. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join international research teams with a range of leading researchers, conduct world-class research and develop your career in global health research. 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 and practice relevant research.


The purpose of this post is to contribute to the planning, implementation and management of a number of research projects on international tobacco control including tobacco use, second hand smoke exposure, and the effects of smoking cessation and smoke-free homes interventions. You will coordinate research project activities, proactively support international research teams to deliver on their research plans, lead the development of research protocols and document, obtain relevant study approvals and ensure the quality of research project data.  You will also lead the production of progress reports; and coordinate and contribute to the preparation of research project final reports and publications, and public presentation in both academic and non-academic settings. The expectation is that during the period of this award, the post holder will be involved in the identification and development of potential areas of research and the development of proposals for independent or collaborative research projects on tobacco control.

Skills, experience and qualifications needed

You will have a Masters level qualification and research skills in a relevant area including good quantitative research skills, knowledge of evidence synthesis and an understanding of a variety of evaluative designs used in social sciences and public health research. You should have good background knowledge on tobacco control to be able to engage in high quality research. Experience of carrying out both independent and collaborative research, and the ability to work as part of a team and also to work independently using own initiative are essential.  You should have highly developed communication skills to engage effectively with a wide ranging audience, both orally and in writing. A PhD in a relevant subject area would be an added advantage.

This is a part-time post (0.60 FTE, 22.2 hours per week) offered at Grade 6 on the University’s pay scale on a fixed term contract with funding currently in place for 30 months. Salary will be within the range £31,604 - £38,832 per year (reduced pro rata). 

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Noreen Mdege at or Professor Kamran Siddiqi at

Closing date: 27 August 2018

Interview date: To be confirmed

Vacancy reference: 6884

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