Health Services Researcher

Sheffield, South Yorkshire (GB)
Grade 6 - £26,495 to £32,548 dependent on experience
07 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
01 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

1 post x fixed term for 1 year, 1 post 1 fixed term for initially 42 months (with a possible extension to 60 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 researchers 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 researcher 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 work on data collection and assist in analysis for our bespoke programme work packages. You will work on producing reports and outputs from the study and as essential team members you will contribute to making sure the programme delivers cohesive and rigorous research findings.

If you are a talented, dedicated and ambitious researcher who wants to be part of this exciting study: we want to hear from you. We are looking for individuals with knowledge of health services research and behavioural interventions around lifestyle changes and experience of the conduct, co-ordination and data collection in clinical research trials. Experience of recruiting participants to clinical studies and knowledge of the challenges and processes related to this is also key.

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