Yorkshire Cancer Research Senior Fellowship

Hull, England, United Kingdom
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Hull York Medical School

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

This post is fixed term for 5 years.

Cancer outcomes are poorer in Yorkshire than in England as a whole and especially poor in Hull. People with higher socioeconomic status have substantially better health than those with lower socioeconomic status; this is also true of cancer outcomes. Yorkshire Cancer Research has awarded the University of Hull a £4.9m programme of research to tackle these cancer inequalities. As a result of this investment we are seeking to recruit a senior researcher to lead this programme of research. We have configured this as a personal Senior Fellowship and it will be accompanied by an attractive package to support research and personal development. The appointed Fellow will oversee this programme which will include four Career Development Fellows (at Band 8), while establishing themselves as a leader in applied cancer research. All these fellowships will 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.

The University of Hull has ambitious plans for research growth in applied health and clinical research: our vision is to be a world leader in well-designed applied health research, and to conduct outstanding research of relevance to our local area. This vision is being enabled by a £28m investment by the University in a new Health Campus development and the establishment of an Institute for Clinical and Applied Health Research (ICAHR). The formation of the Institute is supported by a major investment in academic staff and the establishment of strong methods and support infrastructure. The award by Yorkshire Cancer Research dovetails with this investment by the University of Hull. This Fellowship will be based in this new Institute, either within the Hull York Medical School (HYMS) or the School of Health and Social Work (SHSW) depending on the best fit of the Fellow. Both are now Schools within a new Faculty of Health Sciences, which also includes the School of Life Sciences. It will be based within the new Allam Medical Building which opened in Summer 2017.

To discuss this role informally, please contact Professor Una Macleod on 01482 463757, or Professor Miriam Johnson on 01482 463309, or Professor Mike Lind on 01482 461318.

How to apply

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Closing date: Friday 22 June 2018.

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