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Research Fellow (Trial Coordinator)

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University of York - Heslington Campus
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The York Trials Unit (YTU) is one of the UK’s leading centres for the design, conduct and analysis of randomised controlled trials. Due to the continued success of the Unit, we are now seeking to appoint two Research Fellow (Trial Co-ordinators).  The post offers the opportunity to be part of a large and successful multi-disciplinary Department, renowned for its methodological expertise and commitment to policy relevant research.


To setup and coordinate trials working across several funded projects, prepare and submit documentation to obtain ethical approval and to coordinate final report and writing trial publications.

To conduct research under the supervision of senior colleagues and to contribute to the production of research to include: analysis and interpretation of research data; use of appropriate research techniques and methods.

To undertake dissemination of your research through publications, seminars and conference presentations and contribute to the identification of possible new areas of research.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed (see candidate brief for more details)

  • First or higher degree in a relevant discipline
  • MSc in a relevant area
  • Knowledge of randomised controlled trials and other relevant methods
  • Knowledge of clinical trial monitoring, research governance and Good Clinical Practice
  • Ability to contribute to the management of randomised controlled trials
  • Ability to prepare trial documentation for ethical, R&D and other approvals
  • Experience of contributing to the design and analysis of research
  • Experience of writing up research work for publication

Interviews for this post will be held on 2nd December 2019.

Informal enquiries are welcome, please contact Professor David Torgerson at or Professor Catherine Hewitt at

These two posts are available on a fixed term basis for 24 months.

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