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Research Fellow in The Health & Occupation Research Network (THOR)
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: BMH-019840

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 05/10/2022

Salary: £43,414 to £53,353 per annum, depending on relevant experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Biology, Medicine Health

Division: Population Health, Health Services Research & Primary Care

Hours Per Week: Full tme

Contract Duration: Until 30 June 2024

School / Directorate: School of Health Sciences

An estimated 1.4 million workers in the UK suffer from work-related ill-health. This position provides an exciting opportunity to manage The Health & Occupation Research network (THOR) which aims to monitor trends in occupational disease in the UK and Ireland and to identify new causes of occupational ill-health. 

Currently four schemes are in operation in THOR in the UK and in the Republic of Ireland (ROI). These schemes are partly funded by the Health and Safety Executive in the UK and the Health and Safety Authority in the ROI. We collaborate with over 1000 physicians from various specialties across the UK and ROI who provide data on occupational disease. Data from THOR are unique within the UK and ROI and are extensively used to inform policy and to evaluate the effectiveness of policy interventions. Results of this project have been reported in a large volume of peer-reviewed publications.

We seek a Research Fellow for THOR working closely with the academic and support staff, participating physicians and the funding bodies. You will also write and contribute to scientific publications and develop further research opportunities.

The School/Department is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School/Department holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. All appointment will be made on merit. For further information, please visit:                                                                                      

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Blended working arrangements may be considered       

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Martie Van Tongeren


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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.


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