Research Fellow - Faculty of Medicine & Health

United Kingdom
£33,797 to £40,322 p.a. pro rata
Oct 10, 2020
Oct 20, 2020
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Are you passionate about research that will benefit the lives of cancer patients?

Do you have a background in mixed methods research in psychosocial oncology, or neuro-oncology?

Do you want to further your career in one of the UK's leading research intensive Universities?

We are offering an exciting opportunity to work within a growing research group which focuses on quality of life of (neuro-) oncology patients, and their family carers.

We do research broadly focusing on three areas:

1. Understudied populations and unmet needs: to help identify who might be more vulnerable, or in greater need of support;

2. Patient-reported outcomes: to identify, validate, or develop patient-reported outcomes which can be used to assess outcomes of trials, and reflect what patients and carers find important;

3. Improving quality of life and access to support: to enhance patient and carer experience and care. This includes developing and evaluating supportive interventions.

With a first degree and PhD (or close to completion), in a relevant subject area e.g. psychology, social or healthcare studies, you will have experience with mixed methods research within neuro-oncology, or a related clinical population.

Ideally, you will have experience with carer populations and working with patient-reported outcomes data.

As a Research Fellow, you will be expected to support ongoing research projects within the group and to develop your own ideas and grant applications.

You have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and will be able to work well individually and within a multidisciplinary team. You will work alongside the wider Patient-Centred Outcomes Research team, under the guidance of Dr Florien Boele.

This is a new part-time post (3 or 4 days per week) funded internally as part of Dr Boele's Yorkshire Cancer Research University Academic Fellowship. The start date is flexible, preferably January 2021 for the duration of 12 months. The post is based at St James's University Hospital, Bexley Wing, Leeds, and where possible, some working from home will be supported.

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

Florien Boele, University Academic Fellow


Further Information

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 holds the Bronze award. 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.

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