Research Associate

Closing Date: 20240531
Term: Full time - Fixed Term

The Mental Health and Addiction Research Group (MHARG) at the Department of Health Sciences, University of York, is looking to appoint a Research Associate to play a leading role in conducting quantitative analysis for the Yorkshire and Humber Applied Research Collaboration (YH ARC), funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR). YH ARC aims to develop research partnerships to address specific health or care issues in the region and to undertake cutting edge health research. The University of York leads the YH ARC Mental and Physical Multimorbidity theme (MPM), addressing complexities and health inequalities arising from coexisting mental and physical health problems. The successful applicant will work with the YH ARC MPM Theme research team to deliver the aims of the programme, to answer research questions and interrogate data, which will inform the interventions to mitigate against the causes and consequences of the health inequality that people with severe mental ill health experience.

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic research associate who has previously played a leading role using a range of advanced quantitative research techniques and methodologies in a university setting, to contribute to a multi-disciplinary team working on methods to improve the physical and mental health of people with severe mental illness. You will conduct high quality statistical analyses of relevant studies, undertake statistical programming for checking, manipulating, summarising and analysing data, and in the development of research proposals. You will be encouraged to undertake dissemination of your research through publications, seminars and conference presentations and contribute to the identification of possible new areas of research. Therefore, attention to detail and a commitment to high quality work is essential, as is the ability to communicate and engage effectively with a wide-ranging audience both orally and in writing. Previous experience of performing quantitative analyses in software such as R or python is required. The researcher’s skill set should enable them to manage the day-to-day running of the quantitative projects for YH ARC and to liaise with team members, participants, clinicians, and other partners across multiple sites in the University and the NHS. The post offers the opportunity to be part of a large and successful multi-disciplinary Department, renowned for its methodological expertise and commitment to policy relevant research.

The University of York offers flexible working patterns and a number of family friendly initiatives. As a Department we are proud to foster a supportive culture that helps staff and students contribute fully, flourish and excel, to reach their full potential. We embrace equality, diversity and inclusion as well as the values of the Athena SWAN Charter in all our Departmental activities