Current vacancies

  • Clinical Research Fellow

    Ref: HY0060
    • Reference: HY0060
    • Main location: Hull and NHS Sites
    • Salary: Clinical Academic scales
    • Closing date: 22 February 2015

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

    • Procoagulant Microparticles: Homeostasis and clinical significance in cancer patients
    • The investigation of novel drug targets in mesothelioma
    • Care of the elderly cancer patient
    • Evaluation of the training received by UK renal trainees in dialysis line insertion
    • Nephrology Insulin sensitizers project
    • Nephrology Quality of Life in Low Clearance Patients
    • ACE Inhibitors in intermittent claudication
    • The effect of lipid variability on insulin resistance in patients with type 2 diabetes using insulin clamps
    • The effect of vitamin D supplementation in women with polycystic ovary syndrome – a double blind randomised placebo controlled study
    • The effect of temperature and humidity on insulin pharmacokinetics in type 1 diabetes using environmental chamber
    • An investigation into the mechanisms of inhalational cough challenge
    • Anaemia and oxidative stress
    • Cardiac effects of Iron therapy

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

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

    The successful candidate 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.

    The post requires a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

    To discuss this role informally, please contact Prof Ian Chetter, T - (01482) 675784, E

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  • Research Nurse

    Ref: HY0059
    • Reference: HY0059
    • Main location: Hull and NHS sites
    • Salary: Agenda for Change Band 7
    • Closing date: 11th February 2015

    This post is full time, fixed term for two years.  

    We are looking for an experienced research nurse to lead recruitment and clinical governance for our clinical studies. The post will mainly be based within a programme of research funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research’s endowment to the University of Hull on Inequalities in Cancer. The postholder will also contribute to strategy on recruitment and leadership for other clinical studies.  The post will be based within the University of Hull’s SEDA Research Group (Supportive care, Early Diagnosis and Advanced disease).  SEDA is led by Prof Una Macleod, Professor of Primary Care Medicine and Professor Miriam Johnson, Professor of Palliative Medicine.  SEDA is part of the Centre for Health and Population Studies at the Hull York Medical School.

    This post will support the research activity in both workstreams, in particular three studies:

    1. a study exploring the pathway to diagnosis for patients with lung and head and neck cancers,
    2. a study adapting and validating a tool for use with patients with palliative care needs and
    3. an intervention study designed to reduce inappropriate unscheduled admissions to hospital.

    The Yorkshire Cancer Research programme is using a variety of methods commonly used in health services research. 

    We are looking for a research nurse with experience of recruitment and understanding of community care and with the ability to lead the research group in terms of recruitment to and conduct of clinical research studies. 

    To discuss this role informally, please contact Professor Miriam Johnson,

    E T (01482) 463442

    For information about the Hull York Medical School visit and for SEDA

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  • Clinical Academic Research Fellow in Primary Care

    • Reference: HY0058
    • Main location: Hull and NHS Sites
    • Salary: £62,478 to £80,988 per annum (depending on experience)
    • Closing date: 01 February 2015


    9 sessions full time

    Medical Defence Fees paid.

    Support & time for professional and academic development available

    Hull York Medical School [HYMS] is committed to improving the healthcare of patients cross its region. The newly established HYMS Academy of Primary Care is seeking a GP with an interest in developing a portfolio career in research and clinical practice to help us in an exciting initiative to better understand health care needs in Bridlington, East Yorkshire and to directly contribute to the vision to regenerate community health services in this lovely coastal resort and fishing port. The successful applicant will be a GP about to qualify, recently qualified or seeking a new portfolio career. They will have proven potential as a researcher and could be supported to undertake a PhD where appropriate. They will link into the vibrant primary care research groupings at the medical school. The post holder will undertake four clinical sessions in a Bridlington practice, fully supported within the newly formed Brid Inc consortium of GPs. Humber and Yorkshire is a fabulous place to work and live. Come and support us in establishing the HYMS Academy of Primary Care, regenerating community health services in Bridlington and develop your own academic career along the way.

    To discuss this role informally, please contact Dr David Pearson, Head, Centre for Education Development, email:, tel: 01904 321750. 

    Closing date: 01 February 2015 

    The Hull York Medical School is an equal partnership between the universities of Hull and York.  It operates in association with the NHS in North and East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire.  


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  • Chair/Reader in Cellular Pathology

    • Reference: HY0057
    • Main Location: Hull and NHS Sites
    • Salary: Clinical Academic Scales
    • Closing date: 19 January 2015

    The Hull York Medical School (founded 2003) is a unique collaboration with NHS partners but across two partner universities. The Universities of Hull and York have a strong track record in Biomedical research. The recently created Centre for Cancer studies is a joint centre with the Faculty of Science and engineering at the University of Hull aimed at increasing translational cancer research. This post seeks to further enhance the ability to carry out such research.

    There is a strong track record of cancer research both within HYMS and the University of Hull. Recently a cross faculty joint centre for cancer research between HYMS and the Faculty of Science has been established to further enhance cancer research. The joint centre will concentrate on the following 4 themes related to cancer research.

    -         Imaging

    -         Tumour microenvironment

    -         Novel technologies

    -         Clinical studies

    We are seeking to appoint an individual with proven leadership skills, a strong track record of attracting research funding and a national and international profile for excellent research. The appointee will grow our research capacity, performance and reputation. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading cellular pathology research, including the development of molecular pathology , mentoring junior clinical academics and scientists, contributing to the MBBS and postgraduate research programmes, and for translating research results into efforts to improve clinical or public health practice and service delivery.

    The Daisy research and development facility and the proposed multi million pound investment in a Health Hub at the University of Hull (which will bring together and house a strong methods infrastructure for applied health research, including a clinical trial unit) provide an excellent basis for an individual with vision and the desire to build multi-disciplinary collaborations across Hull, York and the NHS and beyond.
    A generous start-up package would be available to support the new Chair in establishing him or herself in this exciting role.

    The appointee will hold a clinical academic contract through the University of Hull on behalf of both the University of Hull and the University of York, and an Honorary Contract with the NHS, the details of which will be subject to negotiation depending upon the appointee’s clinical interests. 

    Those interested in applying are welcome to contact
    Dean of HYMS, Professor Trevor Sheldon,,
    Associate Dean for Research (Hull), Professor Ian Chetter,,
    Head of the Centre for Cancer Studies, Professor Michael Lind;

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We also offer funded PhD studentships from time to time: