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Research Fellow

Nursing, Midwifery and Health

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £30,942 to £38,017 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (until 31/12/2020 Maternity Cover)
Closing Date:  Sunday 16 February 2020
Interview Date:   Wednesday 04 March 2020
Reference:  1229420CF

Research Fellow for Macmillan Survivorship Research Group

The Macmillan Survivorship Research Group (MSRG), Health Sciences, is seeking an outstanding individual to join the team to contribute to the MSRG programme of research and associated projects in the field of cancer survivorship. Working under Professor Claire Foster (Director of MSRG), the post-holder will work closely with the MSRG statistician to develop and carry out statistical analysis plans and prepare results for publication or presentation, as well as carrying out a variety of other research and project management activities.

You will have a PhD* or an MSc in a subject with a high degree of statistical content and preferably some experience in a health research environment. Candidates should have a detailed understanding and knowledge of statistical techniques including analysis of longitudinal studies, be familiar with statistical analysis programs such as SPSS or STATA, possess initiative, able to work within a multidisciplinary environment and able to communicate results to different audiences. The post-holder will need to work effectively with members of MSRG including researchers, trial manager and co-ordinators, administrative, database management and web development staff, and also with funders and partners to develop, deliver and disseminate the work of the research programme. Meticulous attention to detail will be required in collating study data and organising results, and experience of writing reports is desirable.  

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 centres 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.

The post is offered full-time until 31 December 2020 in the first instance to cover maternity leave.

*Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.  The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of their PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Dr Sally Wheelwright ( to discuss the position. 

Application Procedure: 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Dan Ward (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 7749. Please quote reference 1229420CF on all correspondence.

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

Further details:

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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