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Doctoral Research Fellow

Reference:  HY0270
Campus:  Hull
Faculty/Area:  Faculty of Health Sciences
Subject Group/Team:  Hull York Medical School
Salary:  £34,189 to £39,609 per annum
Fixed Term/3 years
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Tuesday 02 April 2019

This post is part of the ‘TRANSFORMing Cancer Outcomes in Yorkshire - funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research’ programme.

Cancer outcomes are poorer in Yorkshire than in England as a whole, and are especially poor in Hull.  People with higher socioeconomic status have substantially better health than those with lower socioeconomic status; this is also true in relation to cancer outcomes.   Yorkshire Cancer Research (YCR) has awarded the University of Hull a £4.9m programme of research to tackle these cancer inequalities.  We aim to address key gaps in knowledge related to inequalities in experience of and outcomes from cancer, especially related to age and socio-economic differences, in the following areas: early diagnosis and detection, patient management, survivorship and palliative care.

This doctoral fellowship provides an opportunity to undertake a fully funded PhD embedded within this programme and with the support and mentorship of colleagues within the programme.  The doctoral fellow will have experience relevant to the care of people with cancer.   He/she will demonstrate a commitment to the pursuit of excellence in research, and work towards the completion of a PhD within the TRANSFORM workstreams of early diagnosis and detection, patient management, and survivorship and palliative care, depending on the interests of the post-holder and the needs of the programme.  The duration of contract will be three years. Although based within the Academy of Primary Care and Wolfson Palliative Care Research Centre, the post-holder will liaise closely with the Cancer Research group (led by Professor Mike Lind) and will be expected to carry out clinical sessions which will be tailored for their development, while making a contribution to service needs.  (For a full time doctoral fellow, the expectation is of one - two clinical sessions a week).

To discuss this role informally, please contact Professor Una Macleod;, 01482 463757

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Applications for this post can be made by completing a short online personal details form, and uploading a two page research proposal. You will also need to upload your CV, covering letter, publications and any other relevant information.

This post requires a criminal records check through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Currently, interviews are scheduled for 17th April, 9am to 1pm.

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

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