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Research Associate

Health Sciences
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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32,236-39,609 a year
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Role Description

The Department of Health Sciences is seeking a Research Fellow who will be based in one of our highly successful research groups  This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and enthusiastic research fellow with experience in quantitative data analyses to contribute to a multi-disciplinary team working on methods to improve the physical health of people with severe mental illness.

You will have the opportunity to be part of a large and successful vibrant multi-disciplinary Department, renowned for its methodological expertise and commitment to policy relevant research.

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 and the mental health and addiction research team. 

You will have a PhD in a Health Related subject with experience in quantitative data analyses or in exceptional circumstances, substantial relevant experience at an equivalent level. 

Informal enquiries to Dr Emily Peckham ( or Dr Ruth Wadman (


You will participate actively in the planning and advancement of research programmes, duties to include: conducting research; managing identified parts of a cohort study; and managing other support staff and research students to ensure that the project is successfully completed and that the researchers working on the project are supported in their personal and professional development. Additionally, you will manage research resources, ensuring that effective use is made of them; write or contribute to publications or disseminate research findings, including public engagement to non-experts and outside organisations using other appropriate media; and make presentations at conferences or exhibit work in other appropriate events.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • PhD in a relevant subject or, exceptionally, substantial experience at an equivalent level
  • Highly developed communication skills to engage effectively with a wide-ranging audience, both orally and in writing, using a range of media
  • Evidence of dissemination of scholarly work which may include: the presentation of papers at conferences and workshops; participation in public engagement events to disseminate research; the publishing of chapters in text books; the publishing of papers; articles or reviews in academic journals or elsewhere; the development of websites
  • Strong working knowledge of a range of quantitative research techniques and methodologies
  • Knowledge of the types of statistical methods associated with cohort studies, trials, and other observational studies
  • Experience of handling large, complex datasets in database or statistical applications

Interview date 15 October 2019.

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