Research Fellow

University of York
April 09, 2024
Offerd Salary:£44,263 to £54,395
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Research Fellow


Health Sciences


£44,263 to £54,395 per year


Grade 7

Contract status

Fixed term

Hours of work


Based at

University of York campus

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  • Role Description

    The University of York is seeking a Research Fellow to join the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Research Support Service (RSS) Hub hosted by the University of York, in partnership with the Universities of Sheffield and Leeds. The NIHR RSS provides seamless access to support, advice, research design and collaboration from pre-application to post-application for researchers working across the remit of NIHR in England. The RSS is provided through eight Hubs across England who come together as the National Collaborative.

    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.


    We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to play a key role in the work of the NIHR RSS National Collaborative, through a programme of research on horizon scanning to anticipate methodological and wider developments in the research landscape. The National Collaborative will use the horizon scanning outputs to inform the development of high-quality methods resources, training and capacity building for RSS staff across England, as well as provide guidance and intelligence across our wider networks.

    You will join a small team of information specialists, data scientists, horizon-scanning and evidence synthesis researchers based across the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York and the NIHR Innovation Observatory at Newcastle University. You will be based at York Trials Unit, within the RSS Hub hosted by the University of York and partners.

    Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

    Some of the essential requirements for the role are listed below, please see the job description for the full list of essential criteria.

  • A PhD in an area relevant to health research or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge in own subject area to engage in high quality research
  • Knowledge of a range of research techniques and methodologies including systematic reviews, evidence synthesis and data science
  • Comprehensive knowledge of NIHR , other relevant research funding streams and UK research landscape
  • Experience in synthesising evidence within systematic reviews and more broadly
  • Ability to identify sources of funding and contribute to the process of securing funds, with collaborators if required
  • Proven ability to attract and obtain external research funding
  • Highly developed communication skills to engage effectively with a wide ranging audience, both orally and in writing, using a range of media
  • Ability to lead and/or take responsibility for a small research project or identified parts of a large project
  • Ability to persuade and influence project stakeholders
  • For informal enquiries: please contact Professor Catriona McDaid at [email protected] or Professor Catherine Hewitt 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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