University of York

University of York

Research Associate

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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  • 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

    Job details


    Research Associate


    University of York


    United Kingdom


    April 30, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 27, 2024

    Job type



    Mathematics,Medicine,Social Science

    About the employer

    The University of York was established in 1963 when the University Grants Commission permitted a university in 1960. The university started operating with its first batch of 230 students on Oct. 9, 1963, under the leadership of Lord James as its chancellor. Originally the university only had 28 staff members and six departments; economics, English, education, history, politics, and mathematics. At present, the university includes nine colleges and more than 30 research centers and academic departments. The university is now accredited by the Privy Council.

    Located in Heslington, the University of York has been improving and expanding its campus ever since its establishment. The campus has plenty of landmarks, sculptures, and college buildings. The King's Manor is a historic structure that currently houses the Centre for Medieval Studies, the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies, and the Department of Archaeology. Located in the center of the campus, Central Hall is a tiered auditorium used for hosting concerts, competitions, conferences, graduations, fashion shows, and other events. The university's archives and library network includes many libraries on the campus and in the nearby area. The JB Morrell library is the campus' main library. Heslington Hall is another significant landmark of the campus.

    The University of York offers a plethora of undergraduate, research, and postgraduate programs in various fields like archaeology, sciences, computer science, law, management, medicine, mathematics, languages, arts, philosophy, psychology, and sociology. The university has 18,930 students. The university has collaborations with reputed research-oriented institutions across the world. It is a part of an alliance of 24 well-established research-intensive universities. Also, the university has great student exchange programs and research links with numerous other universities around the globe. It offers excellent professional training to its students and provides them outstanding employment opportunities in prestigious firms.

    The university has produced several notable and successful alumni. Greg Dyke is a renowned British journalist, media executive, broadcaster, and football administrator. Aníbal Cavaco Silva is Portugal's former president. Mahmoud Mohieldin is the vice-president of the World Bank Group. Jung Chang is a British writer, famous for her award-winning book 'Wild Swans'. Anthony Horowitz is an English screenwriter and novelist, popular for his works such as 'The Diamond Brothers' series, 'The Power of Five' series, and the 'Alex Rider' series. Han Seung-soo is South Korea's former prime minister. Peter Hitchens is an author and journalist who writes for The Mail. His popular works include 'The Abolition of Britain', 'The War We Never Fought', and 'The Rage Against God'. Many other distinguished people are a part of the university's alumni network.

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