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Research Fellow

Health Sciences
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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40,927 - 50,296 per year
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Role Description


This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated research fellow with experience in systematic reviews and qualitative/ mixed methods research to join the multidisciplinary research team leading a programme of academic research to inform the Independent review of gender identity services for children and young people led by Dr Hilary Cass.


You will be a member of the team working under the direction of Professor Lorna Fraser and Prof Karl Atkin at the University of York. This study is based in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York and is a collaboration with the Department of Sociology.

The role will involve the following responsibilities across two studies in the programme of research to inform the Cass review: lead the systematic reviews in this programme of research, assisting with the overseeing primary qualitative data collection, data analyses and report writing.

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.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • PhD in health sciences, sociology, psychology or health-related discipline or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of a range of research methodologies including systematic reviewing and qualitative research.
  • Experience of undertaking qualitative research on sensitive topic areas and politically contested topics.
  • Experience of applying for ethical and governance approvals
  • 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 successful management of research projects and evidence of dissemination of scholarly work.

Scholars who identify as Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic or Global Majority are strongly encouraged to apply as they are currently under-represented within the Department.  We would especially welcome applications from the transgender community.

For informal enquires contact Professor Lorna Fraser ( or Professor Karl Atkin (

Interview date: to be confirmed.

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

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