Research Fellow, Faculty of Medicine and Health

London, United Kingdom
£33,797 to £40,322 p.a. pro rata
25 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
17 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Are you passionate about research that will benefit the lives of teenagers and young adults living with or after cancer? Would you like to support the delivery of projects that put patient-reported outcomes at the heart of clinical practice?

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced researcher to deliver a 3-year program of research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The aim of the research is to enhance the care for people aged 16-39 who have had cancer, by understanding the demographic, clinical, social and wider factors which predispose to a successful or unsuccessful return to the social elements of their lives when they have completed cancer treatment. The objectives are to build an overall picture of the predictors and associations of the range of employment, education, social development and wellbeing outcomes seen after young people develop cancer.

We will deliver this by working together to analyse existing general population and cancer population data, collect and analyse new data through a prospective cohort study with embedded qualitative elements, and ensure patient and public engagement throughout.

You will work alongside the wider Patient-Centred Outcomes Research team members, under the guidance of the principal investigator (Dr Dan Stark).You will oversee the delivery of the research in Leeds working closely with others: another research fellow in health economics, a data manager and a research administrator. You will have the support of medical and nursing colleagues in Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

The wider academic team includes senior academic team members in sociology, psychology and health economics and others in University College Hospital, London.  

You will engage with the key project stakeholders, organise progress meetings, produce reports and maintain communications with the project funder (ESRC). Effective organisational, interpersonal and communication skills are essential

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

Dr Dan Stark, Associate Professor of Cancer Medicine

Tel: +44 (0)113 206 8970; Email: 

Dr Oana Lindner, Research Fellow in Psychological and Social Medicine

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2722; Email: 

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 gained the Silver award in 2016.  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 - St James University Hospital
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute: Leeds Institute of Cancer & Pathology (LICAP)
Section: Patient Centred Outcomes Research
Category: Research
Grade: Grade 7
Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 p.a. pro rata
Working Time: 80%
Post Type: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term (until 14th September 2022 - research funded)
Closing Date: Thursday 17 October 2019
Downloads: Candidate Brief  

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