Research Fellow: Mental Health and Neuroscience

September 26, 2021
Medical Sciences, Health Studie, Neuroscience
University of York
York, United Kingdom
£32,817 per year GBP

The job

A one-year Research Fellowship scheme funded by the University of York’s Centre for Future Health (CFH) supported by the University and the Wellcome Trust. This scheme is intended as a stepping stone to an externally-funded postdoctoral fellowship in the area of mental health and/or neuroscience for those who have just completed a PhD. The scheme is open to individuals from across the sciences, social sciences and the arts and humanities and those with interdisciplinary interests are especially encouraged to apply.

Who we are

The health of the world’s population going into the future is a research priority that cuts across faculties and departments at the University of York. The Centre for Future Health (CFH) has been established with funding from the Wellcome Trust and the University of York to support new collaborative projects that will address some of the most important health issues and challenges facing us today and into the coming decades. The ambition of the Centre is to catalyse the creation of new knowledge, interdisciplinary collaboration and external impact across the University.

What you will do

You will plan, develop and initiate an independent programme of research following on from your PhD. You will be responsible for effectively managing and spending the research budget made available to you. You will lead on the production of research outputs and outcomes. You will be expected, with the support of your selected mentor(s), to apply for a prestigious externally-funded postdoctoral fellowship to continue your research career at the University.

Who you are

You should be pursuing research in an area of mental health and/or neuroscience that complements and enhances your host department’s research and impact strategies. Research that focuses on one or more minority ethnic populations is welcomed and applicants with a deep understanding of the issues experienced by these populations are especially encouraged to apply.

You need to at least have filed an ‘intention to submit’ your thesis at the point of applying and you will need to have passed your viva with no more than minor corrections in order to take up the position.

You will be able to engage with a wide-ranging audience, including academics from other disciplines, non-academics and the public and you will have a clear vision for your career development.

The scheme offers a salary of £32,817 plus a modest project budget. The posts are available for a fixed term period of one year starting from the beginning of January 2022.

Due to funding constraints, all candidates will need to be able to start in post by 31 January 2022 at the latest.

It is anticipated that three awards will be made subject to the suitability of applicants.

Condition of Employment

This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. Consequently, all applicants will be asked to declare both unspent and spent convictions on their application form.

Appointment of the successful candidate may be conditional on a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Interview date: to be confirmed

Informal enquiries: can be addressed to the CFH Project Officer, Philip Kerrigan, email, telephone 01904 328876

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