Cochrane Systematic Review Research Fellow

University of York - Centre for Review and Dissemination (CRD)

Applications are invited for a Grade 6 Systematic Review Research Fellow based at the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) at the University of York to work primarily on Cochrane reviews.

You will be a key member of the Cochrane Common Mental Disorders (CMD) editorial team, working as part of multi-disciplinary teams to deliver CMD systematic reviews and other evidence synthesis projects, often to tight deadlines. You will contribute to all aspects of CMDs systematic reviews including screening articles for inclusion, quality and risk of bias assessment, data extraction, data collection, data management, data synthesis (quantitative and qualitative), interpreting results and writing research reports and papers, with appropriate skills to contribute to other types of synthesis including individual participant data and network meta-analyses, within the CMD group and, where appropriate, other CRD research projects. You may also work on developing methods both within reviews and as standalone projects.

Working under the supervision of the Co-ordinating Editor of the CMD group you will provide support and guidance on methodological aspects of systematic reviews, and will collaborate with a range of CMD review teams at all stages of the review writing and editorial process. You will actively contribute to editorial team meetings and communicate effectively with other team members. Presentation of CMDs work at internal and external meetings and at conferences is also an expectation of the role.

You will have a first degree in a relevant health, science or social science subject and a relevant masters-level qualification. A PhD in a relevant subject is desirable. We are particularly keen to encourage applications from those who have an excellent understanding and previous experience of undertaking systematic reviews in mental health, and prior experience of health related research.

Salary is in the range £31,604 – £38,832 a year on Grade 6 of the University’s salary scales. The post is available immediately on a full time basis, but we would consider two separate appointments on a half-time basis each. The appointments will be made on a fixed-term period until 31 March 2020.

The post is available full-time or part-time, on a fixed-term contract basis.

Salary will be: £31,604 - £38,832 Per year

Closing date: 29 October 2017

For further information and to apply on-line, please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

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