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Job opportunity - Research Fellow, Evidence Synthesis Team

Posted on May 4th 2016

PenCLAHRC are looking to recruit a Research Fellow to work within the Evidence Synthesis Team to promote and apply evidence synthesis techniques in a number of key areas of health services research. This post is available from 1st September 2016 for two years.

The post holder will be required to contribute to evidence synthesis projects and to provide advice and guidance to other teams within PenCLAHRC, thus building skills and capacity within the Peninsula in this methodological area. Applicants will possess a relevant PhD or other postgraduate qualification and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in evidence synthesis of qualitative or quantitative research to lead projects and advise colleagues on methods and approaches. Applications from candidates with a strong background in qualitative synthesis and research methods are particularly welcome.

Current research interests of the group include dementia, care homes and older people; future work may encompass any of the PenCLAHRC research themes.  The Evidence Synthesis team is a dynamic group of health services researchers who are involved in producing systematic reviews to inform locally relevant evidence based practice and play an integral role in the identification and prioritisation of research projects for development within the South West peninsula.

The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.  The successful candidate should have a track record of relevant publications and will be able to work both independently and collaboratively. Demonstration of the ability to supervise the work of others and act as a team leader when required is also necessary. Whilst the post is based in Exeter, there will be a requirement to travel within the South West region to facilitate Evidence Synthesis Team-led clinics and support the PenCLAHRC prioritisation process.

The deadline for applications is Thursday 2nd June 2016. Interviews are expected to take place on Tuesday 14th June 2016 in Exeter.

To discuss this role, please contact Dr Jo Thompson Coon ( or Dr Rebecca Abbott ( For more information, or to apply for this position, please visit the University of Exeter job website and use the reference code R50915.