Research Fellow in Health Sciences
University of York Department of Health Sciences
United Kingdom

Research Fellow in Health Sciences

Department:Health Sciences
Based at:University of York
Hours of work:Full-time
Contract status:Fixed term
Salary:32,817 - 40,322 a year for grade 6, 40,322 - 49,553 a year for Grade 7
Posted Date:07/07/2020
Apply by:17/08/2020
Job Reference:8683

Role Description


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an ambitious full-time research fellow to join an expanding research team working on the psychological dimension of people with long-term medical conditions such as diabetes and depression, and to develop our understanding of medically unexplained conditions such as functional neurological disorders or chronic pain. Workstress in the COVID19 era is another emerging research field to be engaged in. This is an exciting time to be working in this area.

This research theme is led by professor Christina van der Feltz-Cornelis, who was appointed as an Anniversary Chair psychiatry and epidemiology at the Mental Health and Addiction Research Group (MHARG) in the department of Health Sciences in 2018. She is an internationally renowned researcher in the interface between physical and mental health and you will be working under her guidance.


You will plan and undertake research into the development of interventions and contribute to the development of grant proposals to acquire funding for large-scale trials in the areas mentioned above. As the post develops, you will further develop the team research portfolio. You will help conduct our research through intervention development, data analysis of trial data and clinical cohorts, and through writing papers in order to disseminate research findings. You will also contribute to or make presentations at conferences or exhibit work in other appropriate events. You will kickstart and take forward this research theme.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

You will have a PhD in applied health research or a relevant science based subject such as psychology or health psychology, related to the research theme. You will have excellent communication and management skills, combined with skills liaising with NHS partners. You will have good statistical knowledge in SPSS and STATA. You have experience of writing up research work for publication, with evidence of first or co-author publications, ideally in applied mental health research and you have some projects experience in the research theme as well as experience contributing to or writing grant proposals.

Starting salary will be between £ 32,817 and £ 40,322 per annum depending on level of appointment. The post starts on 1 October 2020 for a period of 24 - 48 months depending on level of appointment. If funding is succesful this can be extended. It is a full-time position (37 hours per week).

Appointment of the successful candidate will be conditional on a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

The University is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community  – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.

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