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Research Associate

Reference:  HY0185R
Campus:  Hull
Faculty/Area:  Hull York Medical School
Subject Group/Team:  Centre for Health and Population Sciences
Salary:  £27,285 to £32,548 per annum
Fixed Term | 3 Years
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Thursday 08 March 2018
Interview Date:  Tuesday 03 April 2018

This exciting post is available as part of a University of Hull funded Scholarship Cluster created within the palliative and primary care programmes of research undertaken by the Supportive care, Early Diagnosis, and Advanced disease (SEDA) research group at the University of Hull.

This post is part of a larger Scholarship Cluster project, (including this Band 6 Research Assistant post and 4 PhD studentships). The overall cluster project is focused on identifying symptoms and palliative needs in long-term conditions, multi-morbidity and frailty within primary care.

The Band 6 Assistant will work with a range of GP practices across the CLAHRC Yorkshire & Humber region to identify those with multi-morbidity and frailty within partner practices. They will apply measures such as the electronic Frailty Index, the validated Integrated Palliative Care Outcome Scale (IPOS), the Needs Assessment–Progressive Disease (NAT-PD), and other measures, to identify and assess symptoms and palliative care needs more fully. The purpose is to develop a screening system to identify symptoms and other palliative needs in primary care, and there will be excellent opportunities to develop new bids.

This provides an excellent opportunity to join an expanding research group which is developing excellent in applied health research across the primary care and palliative care boundaries. The post holder will have research expertise in a discipline relevant to primary care, palliative care, or a closely related area such as applied health research with older people. He/she will demonstrate a commitment to the pursuit of excellence in research, enthusiasm for this area of research, and have completed a PhD in a relevant subject.

To discuss this role informally, please contact Professor Fliss Murtagh ( or T 01482 463164) or Dr Liz Mitchell (

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Applications for this post can be made by completing a short online personal details form, and uploading your CV, covering letter, publications and any other relevant information.

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