Cochrane Systematic Review Methodologist (Maternity leave cover - fixed-term, part-time)

Interview Date
Tuesday, 10th September 2019
Closing Date
Wednesday, 4th September 2019
Job Type
Rheumatology, Orthopaedics & Dermatology
£30395 to £39609 per annum pro-rata depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

A short-term opportunity (to provide maternity leave cover) has arisen for a Systematic Review Methodologist to join the Cochrane Skin team at its editorial base within the Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology (CEBD), School of Medicine, University of Nottingham. CEBD has an international reputation for independent research into the prevention and treatment of skin disease with a focus on delivering independent clinical research that informs the NHS. For further details visit:

Cochrane Skin (CS) is part of the international Cochrane organisation, and is the editorial base for the preparation and dissemination of Cochrane systematic reviews on the treatment and prevention of skin diseases. It is one of 62 Cochrane review groups worldwide which contribute to Cochrane, and this busy editorial base currently has around 40 review teams preparing protocols or reviews for publication or updating published reviews; please see for more information. In providing maternity leave cover for the Cochrane Systematic Review Methodologist, you will lead on giving support and guidance on all methodological aspects of CS systematic reviews. You will be responsible for working with review teams at all stages of the review-writing and editorial process (from title registration to review publication), and will ensure that relevant methodological procedures are adhered to.

We are seeking an individual with proven knowledge and experience of involvement in systematic review methods e.g. by being the lead author of quality systematic reviewsYou should possess a good understanding of statistical and research methodology, including knowledge of the relevant statistical techniques used in meta-analysis along with an ability to critically appraise systematic review methodology with attention to detail. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate with clarity on complex and conceptual ideas to those with limited knowledge and understanding as well as to peers, are also essential. We particularly welcome applications from candidates with knowledge of Cochrane systematic review methodology. 

This is a part-time post (maximum 27 hours – minimum 18.5 hours per week – please state your preference on your application) and will be offered on a fixed-term contract until 31 July 2020.

Requests for secondment from internal candidates will be considered on the basis that prior agreement has been sought from both your current line manager and the manager of your substantive post, if you are already undertaking a secondment role.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Emma Axon, tel: 0115 8468635 or email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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