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Research Fellow in Evidence Synthesis


Location:  Southampton Science Park, Chilworth
Salary:   £30,942 to £38,017 Per annum
Full Time (Part time considered) Fixed Term for 12 months
Closing Date:  Wednesday 09 October 2019
Interview Date:   Friday 25 October 2019
Reference:  1178619VB

The Southampton Health Technology Assessments Centre (SHTAC), part of the Wessex Institute, within the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton is currently advertising a post for a Research Fellow in Evidence Synthesis.

This is a 12 month fixed term maternity cover position. Full time or part time will be considered. 

We are one of nine Technology Assessment Review (TAR) teams contracted to provide independent health technology assessments (HTAs) for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). We also have an active programme of other research, including systematic reviews for Cochrane, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), and cost-effectiveness analysis in the clinical trials, statistical data analysis and decision analytic 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 in the world. With a global reputation for academic excellence, we offer a stimulating, challenging and dynamic working environment for all our staff.

We are looking for a researcher to join a cohesive research team working on evidence synthesis to answer major policy questions concerning the effective use of drugs, devices, procedures, diagnostics, public health programmes and other health interventions.  

If you have the relevant background, this is an exciting opportunity to join a growing team developing an influential research programme. We would expect a PhD or equivalent qualification in a relevant discipline (health technology assessment/epidemiology/public health/health promotion) and/or relevant research experience.  You would be encouraged and supported to develop your knowledge, skills and research interests, to publish high quality research reports and papers and to present findings at local, national and international conferences and meetings. Opportunities for further training are encouraged and supported.

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.

For an informal discussion please e-mail or telephone Dr Jonathan Shepherd ( or 02380 597055).

For more information about SHTAC, please visit their website.

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 9002. Please quote reference 1178619VB on all correspondence.

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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.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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