Research Fellow in Information Science/Information Specialist

University of York, UK

Location: Heslington Campus, University of York
Salary: £32,817 to £40,322 a year
Hours: Full time
Contract Type: Fixed term
Closes: 7th January 2021
Job Ref: 8979


Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) is a research department that specialises in evidence synthesis across a range of areas to provide best evidence to inform health policy and practice. Established in 1994, the Centre has played a key role in developing underpinning methods and in promoting the value of evidence synthesis in health decision-making.


We are recruiting a Grade 6 Research Fellow in Information Science/Information Specialist to contribute to our research activities in evidence synthesis. You will be part of a busy Information Service, carrying out literature searching, using bibliographic databases and other electronic information resources, managing references, supporting researchers, and contributing to the information science research activities of the centre.  Professional networking is required, and you will be expected to undertake occasional training sessions and courses on how to carry out literature searches for systematic reviews.  Occasional travel within the UK to attend and represent CRD at meetings and conferences may be necessary.

About you

You will:

  • Be a leading authority in Health Technology Assessment with an international reputation, as evidenced by research publications, sustained funding and PhD supervision as well as other esteem indicators
  • Be an effective leader, able to manage, nurture and develop a multidisciplinary group of researchers in a challenging academic and policy environment
  • Have experience of making significant contribution to the development and clarification of research strategy
  • Contribute to our educational programmes and to the overall student experience

Skills, Experience & Qualifications needed

  • First degree in Information Science, Social Science or Health
  • A Masters level qualification in Information Science or a related discipline
  • Relevant professional work experience, ideally in a health, social science or other specialist service
  • Advanced database searching skills
  • Good research skills
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Good IT skills, particularly in the use of bibliographic software (e.g. Endnote)
  • Good communication and inter-personal skills
  • Extensive literature searching experience
  • Experience of supporting systematic reviews or large research projects
  • Delivering work to agreed deadlines

This is a fixed term contract for up to 3 years.

Interview date: to be confirmed

For informal enquiries: please contact Vanda Castle, Departmental Manager, Email:, Tel: 01904 321047.

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