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  • Senior Lecturer in Patient Safety and Improvement Science Ref 5614

    Applications are invited for an individual to join the Hull York Medical School (HYMS) as a Senior Lecturer in Patient Safety and Improvement Science. This post represents a new and exciting challenge for a mid-career academic who wants to conduct research and teaching at the cutting edge.  

    The successful applicant will have a track record of high quality research in an area relevant to patient safety or quality improvement in healthcare and will be expected to grow a research portfolio that has the potential to be recognised internationally and to contribute to the teaching and assessment of HYMS students in these areas.

     With an undergraduate degree in the social sciences, psychology or a health related discipline and a PhD in a topic commensurate with the research themes described above, we are looking to appoint a self-motivated academic who wants to work in a multi-professional and inter-disciplinary environment. The successful candidate will be someone who can build collaborative links and who thrives in an environment in which working across boundaries and in collaboration with managers, policy makers, health professionals and patients is essential.

    The successful candidate will have a track record in obtaining research funding and will be in a strong position to apply to NIHR and other funding streams. They should have a clear plan for future research in their own field of expertise. We will therefore appoint a candidate who has the drive to develop their research in new directions to respond to regional and national priorities. 

    The Hull York Medical School (HYMS) brings together the strengths of Universities of Hull and York in the life, clinical, health and social sciences.  It works closely with other departments in the Universities and many staff are embedded in jointly managed academic centres in host departments. For this post, the successful candidate will work within the Centre for Health and Population Sciences (CHaPS) in the Department of Health Sciences in the University of York. 

    Informal enquiries should be made to HR Recruitment (email:

    Salary will be within the range: £48,327 - £55,998 a year and the post is available full time on an open basis. 

    Closing date: 21 April 2017

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  • Clinical Research Fellow x 2 positions

    Reference: HY0158
    Campus: Hull
    Faculty/Area: Hull York Medical School
    Department: Centre for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research
    Fixed Term
    Post Type: Full Time
    Closing Date: Tuesday 18 April 2017

    The University seeks to appoint 2 Clinical Research Fellows. Exciting opportunities are available for the successful applicants to undertake a piece of original research. Projects available are:

    • Negative pressure wound therapy assessing effectiveness and mechanism of action

    • Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for diabetic foot wounds

    • Assessing different fibre types in endovenous laser therapy

    • Effect of acute fluctuations of hyperlipidaemia on insulin resistance and cardiovascular risk in patients with type 2 diabetes

    • Study of the functional and qualitative changes in patients with CKD

    • Effect of IV iron on Exercise Capacity, cardiac Metabolism and skeletal muscle function in Patients with CKD stages 3b-5 and Iron Deficiency - A Randomized, controlled study

    •Exploratory multicentre prospective double blinded randomised controlled pilot trial of the effect of intravenous iron supplementation in Iron deficient and/or anaemic patients with COPD and Chronic Kidney Disease stages G3a or worse on functional status and respiratory function

    • Singling pathways in mesothelioma

    • Methods of assessment of the upper GI tract in relation to respiratory disease

    • Risk stratification of older patients with coronary artery disease being considered for revascularisation


    It is expected that the research will be submitted for a higher degree of the University of Hull.

    Whilst undertaking research, the post holders will be required to provide resident medical cover to the Spire Hospital, Anlaby, Hull usually on a 1:5 rota.

    The successful candidates will possess an appropriate medical qualification and should be at least 1 year post F1 training. It is also desirable that he/she has recently successfully acquired ALS and PALS and will be required to have full GMC registration.

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  • Project Manager, Hull Health Trials Unit

    An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Project Manager to manage the development of the Hull Health Trials Unit (HHTU) at the University of Hull.

    The recently established Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) at the University of Hull comprises three schools: the Hull York Medical School (HYMS, a partnership with the University of York), the School of Health and Social Work (SHSW) and the School of Life Sciences (SLS). FHS has ambitious plans for research growth in biomedical, applied health and clinical research. This growth is supported and enabled by a £28m investment by the University of Hull in a new Health Campus development and the establishment of an Institute for Clinical and Applied Health Research (ICAHR).

    The formation of the Institute will be accompanied by a major investment in academic and clinical academic staff and the establishment of strong methods and support infrastructure. At its heart will be a new Hull Health Trials Unit (HHTU), developed in conjunction with the Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust. The HHTU will consolidate existing activity in support of trials and our ambition is that the combination of existing expertise combined with new investment in leadership, management and infrastructure will create a top-quality trials unit with a clear pathway to become UKCRC Registered.

    This is a great opportunity to shape the development of the HHTU, which will be an engine for growth in trials activity across the area and co-operation between the University and the Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

    The Project Manager will support the setup of the HHTU working closely with colleagues in the University of Hull, the Faculty of Health Sciences, the medical school and the Trust. They will support the Chair of the HHTU Implementation Group, Professor Miriam Johnson, and on their appointment, the Director of the HHTU.

    You will need to have experience of clinical trials and sound project management skills, together with the enthusiasm and drive to make real our ambitious vision for the Unit. You will also need strong partnership working skills to liaise across the various partners and stakeholders.  You will also need exceptional organisational and communication skills and the ability to work independently and with initiative.

    This role is available as a 1-year fixed-term contract in the first instance starting as soon as possible and could be available as a part-time opportunity. Secondment from NHS organisations would also be considered.

    This post will be based principally at the University of Hull in the brand new Allam Medical Building, but you will also establish regular presence at Castle Hill Hospital.

    For more information or an informal discussion, candidates are welcome to contact Miriam Johnston, Professor of Palliative Medicine, HYMS, UNiversity of Hull ( or James Illingworth, R&D Manager, Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust (

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