Research Fellow in Rehabilitation

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7085044 (Ref.No. MHLRM1166)
Posted: September 10, 2021

Job Description

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge?  Do you have a background in clinical research and development of outcome measures in rehabilitation?  Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research-intensive Universities?

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Research Fellow to work on an exciting health services research study on Long Covid care called LOCOMOTION funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). This research aims to produce a ‘gold standard’ for care of Long Covid patients by analysing what is happening to patients now, creating new systems of care and evaluating them to establish best practice.

The study consists of eight tasks, of which you will take a lead role in task six: the psychometric testing and development of the Covid19-Yorkshire Rehabilitation Scale (C19-YRS). Already in use with Long Covid clinics across the country, the C19-YRS is recommended for assessment of Long Covid patients by NICE and NHS England and will be used in this study for the assessment of up to 5000 patients in ten participating Long Covid clinics. You will also help with task five (analysing fluctuation of symptoms using phone application) and other related tasks in the study as felt necessary by the Chief Investigators.

Working closely with other members of the project team, you will contribute to the overall project aims. With a PhD (or equivalent) in a subject area relating to health services research/applied health research, as well as relevant post-doctoral research experience, you will also have a range of research skills and experience; experience of research governance including extensive use of IRAS and submission of amendments to Research Ethics Committees, evidence of working on health research studies; experience of developing questionnaires and outcome measures, including experience of Rasch analysis and RUMM software; and a developing publication record, as single or main author. You will have the ability to work independently as well as good interpersonal and team-working skills.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Manoj Sivan 

Prof Rory O’Connor R.J.O' 

If you have any specific enquiries about your online application please contact Angela Greenbank tel: +44 (0)113 3438545, email: 

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and the School of Medicine holds the Gold award.  We are committed to being an inclusive medical school that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.

Location:  Leeds - Chapel Allerton Hospital
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  Leeds Institute of Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Medicine (LIRMM)
Section:  Section of Rehabilitation Medicine
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322
Working Time:  Full-time
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (for 24 months - funded by external grant income)
Release Date:  Thursday 09 September 2021
Closing Date:  Thursday 23 September 2021
Reference:  MHLRM1166

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.


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