Clinical Research Fellow (Geriatric Oncology)

Opening Date:
27 Apr 2018
Closing Date:
27 May 2018
Salary Range:

This post is part of the ‘TRANSFORMing Cancer Outcomes in Yorkshire – funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research’ programme. 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 be a registered medical practitioner in clinical training in a specialty relevant to the surgical or non-surgical care of people with cancer (likely to be surgery, oncology, palliative care, surgery or care of the elderly, but other specialities will be considered). He/she will demonstrate a commitment to the pursuit of excellence in research, and work towards the completion of a PhD thesis in the area of either evaluating methods of assessing frailty and/or comorbidity in the assessment of elderly cancer patients or prehabilitation of elderly patients undergoing cancer treatment. The duration of contract will be three years. Although based within the Cancer Research Group the post-holder will liaise closely with the Primary Care Palliative Care Research group (led by Professor Miriam Johnson and Professor Joanne Reeve) 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 a minimum of two clinical sessions a week).

To discuss this role informally, please contact Professor Mike Lind;, 01482 461318

Interviews are expected to held on or around 13 June 2018.