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Research Associate

Reference:  HY0172
Campus:  Hull and/or York
Faculty/Area:  Hull York Medical School
Department:  Hull York Medical School
Salary:  £26,829 to £32,004 per annum
Fixed Term - 2 years
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Thursday 13 July 2017

Applicants are required to submit a current CV and covering letter outlining how their qualifications and experience meet the Person Specification in the Job Description below.

This post is available as a result of a research grant from Yorkshire Cancer Research to improve lung cancer diagnosis.  In this project, we are developing and testing a theoretically driven community-primary care linked intervention to improve both presentation to GPs by patients with potential lung cancer symptoms and referral of these patients, thereby reducing the proportion diagnosed with advanced cancer.  This post has been created to work within this project to conduct ethnographic studies.  We plan to use a focused ethnographic method to identify and describe everyday views and narratives of lung cancer in Hull and determine whether and how these narratives change over the course of the intervention.  We will recruit established community organisations, some of whom we have already worked with, to participate in the study.  In addition, observation and interviews will be carried out within some of the GP practices in our study. 

The post will be based initially within the Supportive care, Early Diagnosis and Advanced disease (SEDA) research group which is part of the academic Centre for Health and Population Sciences and is based on the University of Hull campus.  The overall aim of research in SEDA is to apply rigorous health service research methods to understanding issues related to cancer diagnosis, supportive care, advanced disease and end of life issues. 

You will be educated to PhD level and have expertise in health service research methodologies and qualitative research data collection and analysis in particular. 

The Hull York Medical School holds a Silver Athena SWAN award.  We value diversity and we are committed to recruiting and supporting staff and students from all sectors of society. 

To discuss this role informally, please contact Dr Liz Mitchell, Email telephone 01482 463482, or Professor Una Macleod

For information about the SEDA research group visit

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The closing date for this job vacancy has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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

Hull will be UK City of Culture in 2017. The University of Hull was part of the City of Culture team throughout the bidding process and remains a key player in Hull’s cultural heritage. The campus will be the venue for City of Culture events, and its alumni, students and staff will be personally involved.


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