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Centre for Future Health Early Career Research Fellow (x2)

Various departments
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
40,322 a year
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Role Description

The job:
A one-year Research Fellowship scheme funded by the University of York’s Centre for Future Health supported by the University and the Wellcome Trust. This scheme is intended as a stepping stone to an independent, externally-funded research career for early career health researchers. The scheme is open to individuals from across the sciences, social sciences and arts and humanities and those with interdisciplinary interests are especially encouraged to apply. Those wishing to re-establish their research career after a break are also invited to apply.

Who we are:
The University of York has an outstanding reputation for biomedical and health research with expertise across the critical pathway, from fundamental science to health services and patient care. Public health and medical humanities are equally areas of strength. World-class departments and research centres, including the York Biomedical Research Institute, and a growing cadre of internationally-recognised research leaders have both inspired significant research achievements and the translation of this research for public benefit. Strong links with the Hull York Medical School further enable improvements in diagnosis, treatment and care.

What you will do:
You will participate in the planning, management and advancement of an independent programme of research in an area relating to human health, and ensure effective management and use of the research resources that will be made available to you. You will lead on the production of research outputs and research outcomes. You will make presentations at conferences or exhibit work at other appropriate events and write or contribute to publications to disseminate research findings. You will supervise postgraduate research students and/or mentor colleagues with less experience; advising on their personal development and supporting them in developing their research techniques. You will be expected, with the support of your elected mentor(s), to apply for a prestigious externally-funded intermediate fellowship to continue your research career at the University.

Who you are:
You should have a PhD or equivalent in the area of health at the time of applying and have research expertise in a health-related field that complements and enhances your host department's research and impact strategies. Experience of planning and executing high quality research is essential and previous experience at another institution, academic or non-academic, will be looked on favourably. You will be able to engage with a wide-ranging audience, including academics from other disciplines, non-academics and the public. The selection panel will be looking for a strong track record in the dissemination of scholarly work and a clear vision for your career development.

The scheme offers a salary of £40,322 plus a generous project budget. The posts are available for a fixed term period of one year starting from April/May 2020.

It is anticipated that two awards will be made subject to the suitability of applicants.

If you are interested in applying, you are encouraged to make informal enquiries to the CFH Administrator, Dr Philip Kerrigan (; + 44 (0)1904 328876).



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