Systematic Reviewer

Cardiff University

Applications are invited for a Systematic Reviewer vacancy in the Specialist Unit for Review Evidence (SURE). This grant-funded unit, part of the University Library Service, undertakes a wide variety of evidence-based projects mainly in the fields of health and social care.

If your application is successful, you will join a well-established team and will have a primary role in conducting and/or supporting systematic reviews for the What Works Programme for Children’s Social Care. The Programme is led by the Children’s Social Care Research and Development Centre.

You will perform core systematic review tasks (literature searching, data extraction, critical appraisal) and produce summaries of relevant, best available evidence. You will also teach those methods to others.

You will work with colleagues in the College Team in ensuring that the library services:

  • Are delivered in a customer friendly and customer focussed way, in line with the library service’s Customer Care Policy;
  • Are responsive to the changing needs of University staff, students and those of the appropriate NHS Trust;
  • Support the University’s teaching, learning and research programmes;
  • Support the University’s “Way Forward” strategy (

You will engage and uphold the University Library Service’s values and behaviours. (See additional information).

For further information, please contact Dr Alison Weightman:

This post is full time (35 hours per week) and fixed term for a period to 31 March 2020.

It is of the utmost importance that you complete a supporting statement using the person specification and evidence each criteria appropriately

Date advert posted: Friday, 9 February 2018

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

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