Research Fellow - STAMINA Project

Sheffield, South Yorkshire (GB)
Grade 7 - £33,518 to £37,706 dependent on experience
06 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
01 Jul 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Sport Science
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Post 1 fixed term for 12 months
Post 2 fixed term for 18 months

The Centre for Sport and Exercise Science is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for research and consultancy in physical activity for health, performance and wellness. We are now looking for two research fellows to join us to work on a prestigious NIHR Programme grant for applied research

Due to start in September 2018, the STAMINA (Supported exercise TrAining for Men wIth prostate caNcer on Androgen deprivation therapy) programme is a highly ambitious 5 year project which will receive global attention and you will be an essential part of our team. Working with 40 NHS sites, our commercial partner and 1000 men with advanced prostate cancer, the study is a huge and exciting challenge. The STAMINA programme is one of the largest studies anywhere in the world in exercise for people with cancer.

As a research fellow you will work with an internationally leading team of experts from the areas of prostate cancer, exercise science, health services research, complex behavioural interventions and clinical trials. Your role will be to manage data collection in our complex intervention development work packages and have substantive input in to analysis and intervention design. You will work with a range of stakeholders including patients, health care professionals and commercial partners and will be responsible for management of key relationships and research networks to meet the programme productivity milestones.

If you are a talented, dedicated and ambitious researcher who wants to be part of this exciting research study: we want to hear from you. We are looking for individuals with a good track record in qualitative research with experience of conducting interviews, focus groups or workshops for stakeholders involved in health care. Experience of recruiting participants to clinical studies and knowledge of the challenges and processes related to this is key. A developing academic profile and substantial experience in publication is also essential.

We particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented groups

For non-EU applicants, we are unlikely to be able to offer a certificate of sponsorship for this job (unless you are switching from a UK student visa), so you should only apply if you already have unrestricted permission to work in the UK.

We welcome applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements