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Research Fellow

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge?  Do you have a background in applied health research?  Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

We wish to recruit a Research Fellow to work on a programme of work to develop and evaluate a new therapeutic approach with adults who repeatedly self-harm. The overall programme of work is called FReSH START: Function REplacement in repeated Self-Harm: Standardising Therapeutic Assessment and the Related Therapy. FReSH START is funded by the National Institute for Health Research through Programme Grants for Applied Health Research. The post holder will work with a Senior Research Fellow on a number of projects that will develop, refine and feasibility test the new approach.

In order to undertake this role, you will have an understanding of NHS services including mental health services, and experience of managing research projects. You should be familiar with NHS ethics and governance arrangements. It is essential that you are an effective communicator with good interpersonal skills as this post involves working with staff and service users. You should have a high level of cultural awareness and diversity issues in research practice.

The projects involve a diverse range of activities including a Q methodology study, a systematic review, a national survey of therapy provision, as well as substantial qualitative work involving interviews and observation.

To explore the post further or for any enquiries you may have, please contact:

Dr Cathy Brennan

Telephone: +44 (0)113 343 0810, email: 

Further Information

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. The School of Medicine gained the Silver award in 2016.  We are committed to being an inclusive medical school that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  Leeds Institute of Health Sciences (LIHS)
Section:  Division of Psychological & Social Medicine
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Working Time:  100% FTE
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (for 18 months, with a start date no later than 1 March 2020)
Release Date:  Friday 04 October 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 20 October 2019
Interview Date:  Tuesday 29 October 2019
Reference:  MHIHS1233
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  
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