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Research Fellow

Health Sciences
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University of York and other locations
Hours of work
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Fixed term
32,236 - 39,609
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Role Description

The Department of Health Sciences is looking to appoint a Research Fellow with experience in epidemiology, and with advanced quantitative skills and competency in Stata. In this role you will work under the supervision and mentorship of Professor Kate Pickett. This is a unique opportunity to be part of a world-leading cohort study and research team, working to improve the life chances of children within Bradford.

Based both in York (2-4 days/week) and Bradford (1-2 days/week), you will conduct individual and collaborative research assisting with the data management and statistical analysis of child wellbeing and social/emotional development for the BiB Primary School Years study. In addition, you will be conducting literature searches and synthesising research evidence; liaising with staff and investigators in BiB and in our other large Bradford-based studies; attending relevant meetings and developing an independent research agenda. You will also be responsible for writing up research results and dissemination through publications, seminar and conference presentations and public engagement and outreach activities.

Key requirements (see candidate brief for more detail):

  • First degree in health-related area with quantitative training
  • PhD in epidemiology
  • Research experience in an area that will complement and enhance the department's research strategy
  • Knowledge of social epidemiology
  • Knowledge of a range of research techniques and methodologies, including advanced statistical knowledge and competency in a range of statistical methods
  • Experience of carrying out both independent and collaborative research and writing up research work for publication
  • Ability to develop research objectives, projects and proposals for own and joint research
  • Demonstrable competency with the statistical software package STATA
  • Highly developed communication skills to engage effectively with a wide ranging audience
  • Competency to make presentations at conferences or exhibit work in other appropriate events
  • Commitment to social justice and equality in health and health care

 For informal enquiries contact Professor Kate Pickett at

 This post is available on a fixed term basis for 21 months

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