Vacancy_Research Fellow @LizHughesDD @huddersfielduni


Job reference R2268

Application closing date 07/03/2016

Permanent, Full Time

We are seeking an enthusiastic and ambitious Research Fellow with excellent academic, interpersonal and organisational skills to make a significant contribution to supporting the HTA funded feasibility trial of a behavioural intervention to promote sexual health in people with serious mental illness led by Professor Liz Hughes. This is a four-site study (Leeds, Wakefield, London and Sussex) and is an exciting opportunity to work on a prestigious and important national study with world-leading researchers from UK and the USA.

Your role would be to support the chief investigator in the development phase as well as being involved in setting up and delivering a feasibility trial (with York Trials Unit), and in assisting in writing the report and other publications and presentations.

In addition, there will be scope to develop your work with the NIHR Yorkshire and Humber Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (NIHR CLAHRC YH) Sexual Health and Mental Health theme within the mental health and co-morbidities theme.   You would be encouraged and supported to seek further funding to pursue your career beyond this specific project and contribute to a new and growing research cluster in mental health within the School of Human and Health Sciences.

You will have a relevant PhD and research interests and experience in the broad area of applied health research, in particular promoting health in vulnerable and “hard to reach” populations such as people who experience serious mental health problems (such as psychosis). You will have a strong grounding in both quantitative and qualitative methods, be familiar with working on externally funded grants, completing NHS and University ethics and research governance applications and preparing reports and articles for publication.  Applications from candidates with expertise in quantitative methods and statistical analysis will be particularly welcomed.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Professor Liz Hughes on 01484 473417 or by email via

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

If you are currently registered as a full-time student at the University please note that you may only apply for part-time jobs of 15 hours or less per week.

For more information, please download the recruitment pack.



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