Research Associate

University of York
May 27, 2024
Offerd Salary:£36,024 to £44,263
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Research Associate


Health Sciences


£36,024 to £44,263 per year


Grade 6

Contract status

Fixed term

Hours of work


Based at

University of York campus (with some remote working options available)

Interview date

To be confirmed

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  • 13320 Job Description.pdf (PDF, 301.15kb)
  • Role Description Department

    The Mental Health and Addiction Research Group (MHARG) at the Department of Health Sciences, University of York, is looking to appoint a Research Associate to play a leading role in a new research study funded by NIHR aiming to develop an intervention to help nurses improve the assessment and care of the sexual health needs of men with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (The MenSH-IBD Study).

    We are looking for a researcher with experience of health services research who has previously played a leading role in multi-disciplinary work at a complex University setting. Previous experience of NHS-based intervention research projects and mixed methods research, particularly survey methods, is an advantage. The researcher's skill set should enable them to manage the day- to-day running of the project and to liaise with team members, participants, clinicians, and other partners across multiple sites in the University and the NHS. The post-holder will be part of a large and successful academic group with a strong track record in applied health research.

    The University of York offers flexible working patterns and a number of family friendly initiatives. As a Department we are proud to foster a supportive culture that helps staff and students contribute fully, flourish and excel, to reach their full potential. We embrace equality, diversity and inclusion as well as the values of the Athena SWAN Charter in all our Departmental activities


    The main purpose of the role is to manage the day-to-day delivery of the MenSH-IBD study by facilitating, contributing to, and monitoring research activities. Key duties will include: data collection; analysis and interpretation of research data; use of appropriate research techniques and methods (quantitative and qualitative); writing up of research results and dissemination through publications, seminar and conference presentations and public engagement and outreach activities; contributing to the identification of possible new areas of research.

    The work will be undertaken with support from other members of the multidisciplinary team and under the supervision of Principal Investigators, Professor Paul Galdas at the University of York, and Mrs Sara Ma at York St. John University.

    Skills, Experience & Qualification needed
  • First Degree in relevant subject area or equivalent professional qualifications
  • PhD in relevant subject area or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of a range of quantitative and qualitative research techniques and methodologies relevant to applied health research (e.g. surveys and qualitative interviews)
  • Knowledge and understanding of the routine practices and procedures in research
  • Highly developed communication skills to engage effectively with a wide ranging audience, both orally and in writing, using a range of media
  • Ability to write up research work for publication in high profile journals and engage in public dissemination
  • Ability to develop research objectives , projects and proposals for own and joint research, with the assistance of a mentor if required
  • Experience of carrying out both independent and collaborative research
  • Interview date: To be confirmed

    For informal enquiries: please contact Professor Paul Galdas at [email protected]

    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.

    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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