Researcher Developer, Fellows

University of York
November 29, 2023
Offerd Salary:£36,024 - £44,263
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Researcher Developer, Fellows


Research, Innovation and Knowledge Exchange Directorate


£36,024 - £44,263 per year


Grade 6

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Fixed term

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

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  • Job Description (12782).pdf (PDF, 341.19kb)
  • Role Description

    As Researcher Developer, Fellows, you will coordinate a programme of support and development for prospective and existing Fellows at the University of York. You will work with a wide range of professional services and academic colleagues across the University; with early career researchers on a 1:1 basis and through group training and networking sessions; and with external contacts including fellowship funders. This is an exciting opportunity to undertake a varied role involving professional development, community building, project management and collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders.

    The role sits within the Building Research and Innovation Capacity (BRIC) team in the Research, Innovation and Knowledge Exchange Directorate. The team is responsible for initiatives to support positive research culture across the institution and for professional development support for researchers at all career stages. The Researcher Developer, Fellows, will work alongside other researcher developers focusing on the early career stage, and will act as the primary source of professional support for the design, implementation and evaluation of the University of York Fellowship Programme (https: // www. .

    You will coordinate all stages of the Fellowship lifespan which includes:

  • working with academic Departments and the three Faculties to attract and select candidates
  • supporting internal and external candidates for fellowships, providing expert advice on suitable schemes, processes and applications
  • promoting and celebrating the UoY Fellowship Programme and the opportunity to be a Fellow at York through internal and external talks and the creation of marketing and communications materials
  • coordinating and developing the York Fellowship Community, working with the Fellowships Representatives and Fellowship Lead to develop the network of York Fellows and offer professional development and training, guidance and opportunities for Fellows to connect
  • collating metrics to determine the success of the Programme and reporting on progress to the Fellowship Coordination Committee
  • Skills, Experience and Qualifications

    The role would suit someone who is a confident communicator, can manage multiple projects and responsibilities, and is flexible and team-oriented. You will need excellent interpersonal skills and a strong interest in research, ideally with previous experience in supporting research staff. You will enjoy maximising the potential of individuals and will have the skills and experience to support and nurture a community of researchers and offer constructive feedback on fellowship applications.

    For informal enquiries please contact Megan McLoughlin, Head of the BRIC team: [email protected]

    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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