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Research Fellow

Health Sciences
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
39,609-48,676 per year
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Role Description

The Department of Health Sciences is seeking a Research Fellow in Applied Health Research (Statistics) who will be based in one of our highly successful research groups  The Department is renowned for its methodological expertise and commitment to policy and practice relevant research.

The University of York and Hull York Medical School have an ambitious programme to expand global applied health research, with significant new investment in research posts, including a Chair, Senior Lecturers, a Lecturer and Research and Doctoral Fellowships in Global Health. The programme has been boosted by recent success in securing two NIHR Global Health Research Groups, focusing on non-communicable diseases.

We are looking to appoint a Research Fellow to one of these NIHR Groups. You should have experience in quantitative data analyses, be highly motivated and be able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team. You will be expected to have a track record of conducting high quality research that will complement and/or extend the existing research activity within the Department.  Applications are particularly welcome from those with experience in high quality statistical analyses, who can undertake statistical programming for checking, manipulating, summarising and analysing data, and who can demonstrate their ability in the development of research proposals. 

You will contribute to and/or lead on the production of research outputs and research outcomes related to ongoing tobacco related studies (such as ASTRA) and participate actively in the planning and management of research projects, including supervising the work of others and providing expert advice and guidance.

Duties will also include: the management of identified parts of ASTRA and related projects; deciding on research methodologies, managing support staff and research students and managing research resources. You will also plan and conduct high quality statistical analyses of relevant studies, undertaking statistical programming for checking, manipulating, summarising and analysing data. You will contribute to the writing up and dissemination of research findings, including conference presentations, and will develop ideas and collaborations for applications of research outcomes. You will also undertake peer review of research publications and actively contribute to the Research Excellence Framework (REF).

You will become part of a multidisciplinary research team based in York that collaborates with other UK academic organisations and healthcare providers, and many other international governmental and non-governmental organisations.

You will be based in the University of York, Heslington Campus. You will have a PhD (or expected completion within the next three months) in a relevant discipline, proven ability to write-up research, experience of literature searches and excellent communication skills.   You will also have knowledge of a range of quantitative research techniques and methodologies and experience of applied health research.

This post is available on a full time basis (37 hours per week) and is fixed term for 36 months. The salary will be within the range £39,609-£48,676 a year. 

Informal enquiries to Prof Kamran Siddiqi ( +44(0)1904 321335) or Dr Mona Kanaan ( +44(0)1904 321375).

Closing date: 7 November 2018

Interview date: To be confirmed

Vacancy reference: 7030


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