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Research Fellow in Information Science and Evidence Synthesis

University of Southampton - SHTAC

Location: Chilworth
Salary: £30,395 to £37,345
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd May 2019
Closes: 19th June 2019
Job Ref: 1143119VB

Location:  Southampton Science Park, Chilworth

Fixed Term (end date 31/03/2022)

We are seeking a person with good skills in information science and good knowledge of, and/or demonstrable skills in conducting systematic reviews to join our team supporting national health policy decisions about the effective and cost-effective use of medicines and other healthcare technologies. 

The Southampton Health Technology Assessments Centre (SHTAC) is a centre of excellence for health technology assessment (HTA). We are one of nine Technology Assessment Review (TAR) teams contracted to provide independent and objective reports for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). We also have an active programme of other research, including cost-effectiveness analysis of clinical trials, data analysis and modelling.

The University of Southampton is a founding member of the Russell Group, a top 20 UK university and one of the top 100 universities worldwide.

Working as part of the SHTAC evidence synthesis team, you will: design and execute literature search strategies on bibliographic databases and other sources; critically appraise literature search strategies in evidence submissions to NICE; provide general information science support to the team; undertake systematic review tasks (e.g. screening references for inclusion; critically appraise evidence); write reports for NICE and contribute to the development of SHTAC’s programme of research in health.

You will have PhD in a relevant area, or equivalent specialist knowledge, skills and experience. 

You will have experience in designing, testing, running and documenting systematic literature search strategies, and familiarity with searching major health and medical research databases such as Medline, and specialist topic databases.

You will have good knowledge of, and/or demonstrable skills in conducting systematic reviews (e.g. screening references, extracting data from studies).

You will be encouraged and supported to extend your knowledge and skills of relevant methods, and to develop your own research interests. Funding for relevant training is available, and if needed we will support you in completing a part-time post-graduate course.

The appointment will be made on the salary scale £30,395 - £37,345 according to experience. 

Interviews will be held on the 09/07/2019.

See our website for more information, or contact Dr Jonathan Shepherd ( for an informal discussion.

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Ita Holmes  (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 6803. 

*Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

The Faculty of Medicine holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award demonstrating commitment to equal opportunities and gender balance in the workplace. The Faculty recognises that applicants may seek flexible working patterns which will be considered as part of the recruitment process. For further information including key benefits designed to help maintain and support employees' well-being and work-life balance, please see our working with us website pages.

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