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Research Fellow (Primary Care)

Reference:  HY0200
Campus:  Hull
Faculty/Area:  Hull York Medical School
Subject Group/Team:  Hull York Medical School
Salary:  £33,519 to £38,833 per annum
Fixed Term- 24 months
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Friday 30 March 2018

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.

The post will be based within the Academy of Primary Care, within the Hull York Medical School based at the University of Hull campus.  The Academy champions excellence in primary care scholarship driving improvements in primary care delivery and design for 21st century health needs. Our research includes 5 themes: Optimising Primary Care Diagnosis and Management of Cancer; Quality & Safety in Primary Care; Primary Care Redesign for Person Centred Care; Reimagining the Primary Care Workforce; and Primary Care/GP Education. You will be part of the primary care research team including Professor Joanne Reeve, Professor of Primary Care Research and Dr Liz Mitchell, Senior Lecturer in Primary Care Research.

This post has been created to support the delivery of a portfolio of cancer and primary care related projects within the Optimising Primary Care Diagnosis and Management of Cancer research theme. Projects include:

  1. Cancer Diagnosis via Emergency Presentation Study (EMPRESS).  This is an on-going case control study, funded by Cancer Research UK, to compare pathways for patients diagnosed during an emergency presentation (EP) with those diagnosed via the usual UK fast track referral system – the two-week-wait pathway (2WW).  

  2. A Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT) to investigate the potential of primary care in increasing Bowel Scope Screening (BSS) uptake.  BSS is a procedure designed to aid the prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer and subsequently reduce incidence and mortality rates

  3. A study exploring the use of GP waiting rooms for cancer awareness.  The study is funded by the Department of Health Policy Research Unit in Cancer Awareness, Screening and Early Diagnosis, and will utilise observation and qualitative methods to ascertain the potential of general practice waiting rooms in how best to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of different cancers.

You will have a PhD in a relevant discipline and will have experience of cancer related applied health research methods at post-doctoral level.

This post requires an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

To discuss this role informally please contact, Dr Liz Mitchell ( T 01482 347537, or Professor Joanne Reeve (  T 01482 463297) 

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For information about the Academy of Primary Care visit 

Interviews are expected to take place on Tuesday 10 April 2018. Please note that this date may be subject to change.

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

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