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Research Associate

Health Sciences
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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32,817 to 40,322 per year
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Role Description

Health Sciences

The Department of Health Sciences is seeking a Research Associate who will be based in one of our highly successful research groups.  This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Research Associate 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 (


The main purpose of the role is

  • To participate actively in the planning and advancement of research programmes, duties to include: the management of identified parts of a cohort study; the management of 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; the management of research resources, ensuring that effective use is made of them
  • To manage the cohort database and undertake statistical analyses to answer pressing research questions in the field of mental and physical multimorbidity

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

Condition of Employment

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.

Interview Date: week commencing 6th September 2021

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive  – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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