Clinical Research Fellow (Nutrition)

Location
Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire (GB)
Posted
11 May 2018
End of advertisement period
27 May 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Clinical Research Fellow (Nutrition)
Reference:  HY0213

Hull Campus
Hull York Medical School
Fixed Term
Full Time

This post is part of the ‘TRANSFORMing Cancer Outcomes in Yorkshire - funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research’ programme.

This post is fixed term for 3 years.

Cancer outcomes are poorer in Yorkshire than in England as a whole, and are especially poor in Hull. People with higher socioeconomic status have substantially better health than those with lower socioeconomic status; this is also true in relation to cancer outcomes. Yorkshire Cancer Research (YCR) has awarded the University of Hull a £4.9m programme of research to tackle these cancer inequalities. We aim to address key gaps in knowledge related to inequalities in experience of and outcomes from cancer, especially related to age and socio-economic differences, in the following areas: early diagnosis and detection, patient management, survivorship and palliative care.

This doctoral fellowship provides an opportunity to undertake a fully funded PhD embedded within this programme and with the support and mentorship of colleagues within the programme. The doctoral fellow will be a registered dietician with experience relevant to the care of people with cancer. He/she will demonstrate a commitment to the pursuit of excellence in research, and work towards the completion of a PhD thesis in the broad topic area of improving cancer patient management with tailored multi-disciplinary physical activity and nutritional support for older people with cancer. This may include patients fit for cancer treatment through to those receiving best supportive and palliative care depending on the interest of the post-holder.

The duration of contract will be three years. Although based within the Primary Care Palliative Care Research Group the post-holder will liaise closely with the Cancer Research group (led by Professor Mike Lind) and will be expected to carry out clinical sessions which will be tailored for their development, while making a contribution to service needs. (For a full time doctoral fellow, the expectation is of one - two clinical sessions a week).

To discuss this role informally, please contact Professor Miriam Johnson; Miriam.johnson@hyms.ac.uk, 01482 463442.

Interviews are expected to be held on or around 13 June 2018.

For information about the Hull York Medical School visit www.hyms.ac.uk 

Closing date:  Sunday 27 May 2018.

Interview date:     Wednesday 13 June 2018.

The University of Hull is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity in every aspect of our recruitment processes.