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Macmillan Senior Research Fellow

Nursing, Midwifery and Health

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £38,460 to £48,677 per annum
Full Time - Fixed term for 1 year
Closing Date:  Thursday 24 January 2019
Interview Date:   Wednesday 13 February 2019
Reference:  1094718CF

The Macmillan Survivorship Research Group (MSRG) http://www.southampton.ac.uk/msrg, Faculty of Health Sciences, is seeking an outstanding individual to join the team as Senior Research Fellow. The successful post holder will contribute to the MSRG programme of research and associated projects in the field of cancer survivorship. 

You will be responsible for planning, coordinating and delivering high quality research within the established programme funded by Macmillan Cancer Support with the support of the Director of the MSRG, Professor Claire Foster, Deputy Director, Dr Lynn Calman, and the MSRG team. This will involve undertaking leadership, management and engagement activities across mixed methods projects as appropriate including literature reviewing, data collection, analysis, interpretation and dissemination of findings.

Your focus will be on supporting the delivery of the HORIZONS programme - www.horizons-hub.org.uk - a series of UK wide prospective cohort studies in different cancer types following patients from pre-treatment through to several years afterwards, assessing different aspects of survivorship, supporting the team’s impact strategy and funding bids.

You will have a PhD, or equivalent professional qualifications, and significant experience in cancer care/nursing /health services research/related health or social science subject and have:

  • Experience of working with multi-centre studies  
  • Excellent quantitative research skills with specific experience of undertaking analysis of large datasets 
  • A growing and consistent national reputation in cancer survivorship research 
  • Proven ability to organise a range of high quality research activities to deadline and quality standards
  • Excellent communication and paper writing skills with a track record of published research. 
  • Track record of presenting to both specialist and non-specialist audiences including at local, national and international conferences
  • You will have a proven ability to develop innovative research proposals and attract research funding

You will need to work effectively with members of the MSRG team including researchers, statistician, trial coordinators, administrative, database management and web development staff. You will also need to work effectively with partners and members of the public/service users to develop, deliver and disseminate the work of the research programme.

Situated within one of the UK’s leading research Universities, the School of Health Sciences offers superb facilities for research and education and is one of the largest and most successful Schools of its kind in the UK. With world-class academic staff committed to transforming health services and improving health outcomes, we are committed to building on our national and international education and research reputation.

This role is offered full time for 1 year in the first instance.

A DBS check is required for this role.

Applicants are encouraged to contact Professor Claire Foster C.L.Foster@soton.ac.uk or Dr Lynn Calman L.Calman@soton.ac.uk for an informal discussion, prior to submitting an application.

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed application form online at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Geraldine Lewis (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 3462. Please quote reference 1094718CF on all correspondence.

The University Recruitment department will be closed from close of business on Thursday 20th December to Wednesday 2nd January 2019, so we will not be able to assist you with any application queries during this time.

Athena SWAN Bronze Award holder: Health Sciences

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

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.


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