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Research Fellow

Health Sciences
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University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
38,832 - 43,685 a year
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Research Fellow

University of York – Department of Health Sciences

Location: York

Salary Range: £38,832 - £43,685 a year

Hours: Full Time

Ref Number: 6967

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Closing date: 23 September 2018

Role description

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow position to work on a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded Community pharmacy: Highlighting Alcohol use in Medication aPpointments (CHAMP-1) research programme led by Professor Jim McCambridge.  This ground breaking research programme aims to design and evaluate an intervention that develops routine incorporation of alcohol within medication review services delivered by community pharmacists. It paves the way internationally for new approaches that help patients make their own decisions about alcohol by developing methods for healthcare professions to incorporate attention to alcohol in routine practice. The purposes of this role are: 

To manage research fieldwork primarily via liaison with community pharmacies and YTU

To participate actively in the planning and co-ordination of the research programme as a whole

To identify and develop potential areas for further research  within the programme

To contribute to and/or lead on the production of research outputs and research outcomes

To contribute to and/or lead the obtaining of external research funding

To provide applied health research career development opportunities in areas covered by this research programme

Working with a large team of senior colleagues who are leading UK researchers in alcohol, community pharmacies, qualitative health research, and psychology,  the main duties of the role are to assist in the co-ordination of the research programme, lead liaison with pharmacies, assist the processes of collection, analysis and interpretation of research data, and to contribute to research papers.  You will participate in the communication of findings to different groups through written reports, peer-reviewed journal papers, presentations and meetings.  The post offers opportunities for involvement in the development of funding applications for new research projects.

Skills, qualification and experience needed

You will hold a relevant PhD and have post-doctoral experience in an applied health research area. You should have knowledge of a range of research methodologies and a good grasp of the process of doing research. You will have experience of liaising closely with healthcare practitioners in the conduct of research in the NHS or in a similar healthcare setting or in public health. Excellent communication skills and the ability to contribute to the write up and dissemination of research findings are also required. This post is ideally suited to someone with these kinds of experience and skills who is ready to make a commitment to developing a research career in applied health research. Familiarity with alcohol or community pharmacy research is not required, though you will be able to tell us why this is the right post for you. We will, in turn, be able to discuss with you what this post may offer to your future career development.

The post is available immediately.  For informal queries about the position please contact Dr Duncan Stewart:  or Prof Jim McCambridge: 

This post is available full time on a fixed term basis for 36 months

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

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