Clinical Research Fellow (Nutrition)

Opening Date:
27 Apr 2018
Closing Date:
27 May 2018
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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 dietician with 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 thesis in the broad topic area of improving cancer patient management with tailored multi-disciplinary physical activity and nutritional support for older people with cancer. This may include patients fit for cancer treatment through to those receiving best supportive and palliative care depending on the interest of the post-holder. The duration of contract will be three years. Although based within the Primary Care Palliative Care Research Group 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 Miriam Johnson; Miriam.johnson@hyms.ac.uk, 01482 463442

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

For information about the Hull York Medical School visit www.hyms.ac.uk