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Research Fellow, Health Sciences

Health Sciences
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
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Fixed term
40,322 - 49,553 a year
Interview Date
to be confirmed
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Role Description


This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated research fellow with experience in systematic reviewing to contribute to the multi-disciplinary team in the Martin House Research Centre ( ).


You will be a member of the Martin House Research Centre working under the direction of Professor Lorna Fraser and Dr Jo Taylor at the University of York. This Centre is based in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York and is a collaboration with the Social Policy Research Unit at the University of York (, the University of Leeds and Martin House Children’s Hospice ( The Centre’s aim is to undertake high quality research that will help to ensure that all children with life-limiting conditions and their families receive equitable, high quality care.

The role will involve the following main responsibilities:

  • To contribute to and/or lead on the production of research outputs and research outcomes.
  • To participate actively in the planning and management of research projects, including supervising the work of others and providing expert advice and guidance
  • To contribute to and/or lead the obtaining of external research funding
  • To contribute to the public understanding of research and scholarship   

You will also develop review question (s) and protocols, liaise with the information specialists, perform screening, database management, data extraction and analysis, quality assessment, synthesis and report writing. You will write or contribute to publications or disseminate research findings, including public engagement to non-research specialist organisations using other appropriate media. You would also have the opportunity to contribute to the growing number of other studies in the Centre depending on your skills and methodological expertise.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications needed

  • A PhD in a relevant topic area and research experience in an area that will complement and enhance the department’s research strategy.
  • Knowledge in a range of research techniques and methodologies including systematic review methods.
  • Ability to lead a small research project and develop research objectives, projects and proposals and to extend, transform and apply knowledge acquired from scholarship to research and appropriate external activities
  • Experience of undertaking systematic reviews and evidenced active participation in the planning and advancement of research projects
  • Experience of successful management of research projects and evidence of dissemination of scholarly work.
  • Competency to make presentations at internationally recognised conferences or exhibit work in other appropriate events

Condition of appointment

This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. Consequently, all applicants will be asked to declare both unspent and spent convictions on their application form.

Appointment of the successful candidate will be conditional on a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

This is a fixed term contract for 12 months.

Interview date: to be confirmed

For informal enquiries: please contact Professor Lorna Fraser,

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