Systematic Review Research Fellow


University of Warwick
6 Months
37 hours a week - Monday to Friday
Smart Casual




You will join Warwick Medical School, Division of Health Sciences to support the expanding work programme of Warwick Evidence, one of nine health technology assessment and evidence synthesis teams in the UK. The main focus of your work will be in providing research support in clinical effectiveness and epidemiology to health technology assessments for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and for other policy makers. You will work with a multidisciplinary team of information specialists, health economists, statisticians, modellers and systematic reviewers in appraising evidence on the clinical and cost effectiveness of health technologies, including drugs, devices and diagnostics. Work undertaken will directly inform health policy at the national level.  You will have a good first degree and a PhD or equivalent experience in a relevant field. You will have experience of undertaking systematic reviews, mixed methods research and of report writing coupled with an ability to produce high quality research relevant to the health sciences. You will enjoy working as part of a team and meeting tight deadlines. You will be a good communicator, be highly organised and accurate in your approach to work, and have excellent writing skills. 

You will work with a multidisciplinary team of information specialists, health economists, statisticians, modellers and systematic reviewers. Work undertaken will directly inform health policy at a national level.  


  • To contribute to team assessments of the clinical effectiveness of technologies for Warwick Evidence, by undertaking rigorous systematic reviews. 
  • To work as part of a team to produce high quality reports. Work will include: 

- Assisting with literature searching and data extraction - Quality assessment of literature- Data analysis (qualitative and quantitative). - Writing reports 

  • To work with clinical staff, NHS clinicians and managers, as well as a wide range of academic staff, and other stakeholders via formal group/committee work, informal networks and one-to-one liaison to undertake work for Warwick Evidence
  • To represent the research group’s interests at external meetings/seminars
  • To contribute to relevant research seminars within Warwick Evidence and Warwick Medical School

Administration and Other Activities 

  • To attend project meetings within and outside of the department 
  • To engage in continuous professional development 
  • To participate in relevant professional activities 

The duties and responsibilities outlined are not intended to be an exhaustive list but provide guidance on the main aspects of the job. You will be required to be flexible in your duties.

Essential Criteria 

  • Good first degree in a relevant subject 
  • PhD (or equivalent experience) in a relevant subject 
  • Skills and experience of systematic review techniques, evidence synthesis, quantitative/qualitative methods, use of electronic databases or equivalent 
  • Specialist training and/or experience in an area relevant to Warwick Evidence, e.g. pharmacology, survival analysis, diagnostics, network meta-analysis etc
  • Ability to contribute to report writing, publications, presentations and the dissemination of information for both academic and other audiences 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate complex concepts and to collaborate with a range of people. Experience of presenting work at national / international policy 
  • Competency in IT including statistical packages such as Microsoft Office, Review Manager and EndNote or Reference Manager (or equivalents) 
  • Ability to pay excellent attention to detail, with a thorough, methodical and flexible approach to work 

Desirable Criteria 

  • Relevant publications in high quality peer reviewed journals 
  • A research interest in research methods applied to healthcare research 
Remote in the UK

This role is to start ASAP for a period of 6 months.

Interviews: date TBC  

Application deadline: Role will be advertised until filled.