Senior Research Fellow, School of Health Sciences
School of Health Sciences
Location: Highfield Campus
Salary: £40,931 to £44,737 Per annum Pro rata
Part Time Fixed Term for 15 months
Closing Date: Wednesday 14 September 2022
Interview Date: To be confirmed
We wish to appoint a Senior Research Fellow (Project Manager) to support research into outcomes for Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) with cancer. This is a very exciting international project, called STRONG-AYA, focused on improving the lives of young people with cancer. AYAs with cancer form a unique group; they face age-specific issues (e.g. infertility, unemployment, financial problems) and decreased quality of life due to cancer and its treatment. Unlike dedicated healthcare and trials for paediatric cancer patients, AYA-specific healthcare services are scarce and vary across Europe. This project will focus on developing a Core Outcome Set (COS) for AYAs with cancer: a consensus-based agreed minimum set of outcomes that should be measured and reported. This will involve reviewing the literature, interviewing young people and health professionals, using methods to develop consensus around outcomes, contributing to the development of creative ways to assess outcomes in practice, managing the project, overseeing timelines and working with team members, and collaborating with partners across Europe.
The STRONG-AYA consortium consists of clinical and scientific leaders in AYA-care, social and data sciences and registries, European Cancer Organisation, Youth Cancer Europe and the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC).
You will have a relevant PhD or equivalent research-related qualifications and experience in a relevant area and a keen interest in the field of health psychology and the well-being of young people. Excellent organisational and communication skills are also essential for this role, and the ability to travel to selected locations. This post is part time (80% FTE), funded by UKRI, for 15 months. Flexible working, part-time/ job share will be considered.
Informal enquiries are very welcome. Please contact Professor Anne-Sophie Darlington (A.Darlington@soton.ac.uk) for further information.
You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Jane Sturgeon (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Please quote reference 1942222CF on all correspondence