Research Fellow in Behavioural Science and Cancer x 2

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

Job posting number: #7077354 (Ref:MHIHS1270)

Posted: April 16, 2021

Job Description

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a background in behavioural science, psychology, or psycho-oncology research? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities? 

You will contribute to the Advancing Survival Cancer Outcomes Trial (ASCOT) and/or the APPROACH study. ASCOT is testing a ‘light touch’ habit-based health behaviour change intervention and APPROACH is exploring the potential of a mobile phone application to increase physical activity. Participants in both studies are patients with a diagnosis of breast, prostate or colorectal cancer. ASCOT is funded by Cancer Research UK and APPROACH is funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research. The trials are being led by researchers at University College London (Dr Abigail Fisher and Dr Pippa Lally), and the University of Leeds (Dr Rebecca Beeken). You will be part of the local Leeds team and will contribute to the day-to-day running of the studies, site set-up and recruitment of participants (for APPROACH), data collection and analysis, and supporting the writing-up of research for publication.

You will have experience of working on medical records, ideally in a hospital setting. As you will work closely and interactively within a collaborative project team you will also need excellent communication skills.


To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Rebecca Beeken, Associate Professor of Behavioural Medicine

E-mail: r.beeken@leeds.ac.uk; Tel: +44 (0)113 343 0741


Further Information

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. The School of Medicine gained the Silver award in 2016.  We are committed to being an inclusive medical school that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  Leeds Institute of Health Sciences (LIHS)
Section:  Academic Unit of Psychiatry & Behavioural Sciences
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (12 months)
Release Date:  Wednesday 14 April 2021
Closing Date:  Friday 07 May 2021
Interview Date:  Friday 28 May 2021
Reference:  MHIHS1270

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