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  • Research Associate







    Hull York Medical School


    Centre for Health and Population Sciences


    £26,537 to £31,656 per annum

    Fixed Term

    Post Type:

    Full Time


    Friday 12 February 2016


    Friday 04 March 2016

    This post is Full time, fixed term until February 2018. Less than full time or a job-share arrangement may be possible. HYMS are committed to developing the careers of women in science; the University of Hull and the Hull York Medical School both hold Bronze Athena SWAN awards.

    This post is available as a result of a research grant from Yorkshire Cancer Research to study participation in the cervical screening programmes among women aged 55-64 years. The post will be based initially within the Supportive care, Early Diagnosis and Advanced disease (SEDA) research group which is part of the academic Centre for Health and Population Sciences and is based on the University of Hull campus. The overall aim of research in SEDA is to apply rigorous health service research methods to understanding issues related to cancer diagnosis, supportive care, advanced disease and end of life issues.

    The SEDA Research Group will conduct a qualitative study to investigate the views and experiences of women regarding cervical screening (purpose of screening, barriers to attending, knowledge about cervical cancer and perceptions of personal risk). The Research will also explore the attitudes of healthcare professionals (GPs, sexual health workers) regarding cervical screening in this older age group and then develop targeted health promotion material and test this out in focus groups with our participants.

    You will be educated to PhD level (or be in the final stages of your PhD) or have equivalent professional experience. You will have expertise in health service research methodologies and qualitative research data collection and analysis in particular, and knowledge of primary care and cancer issues.

    To discuss this role informally, please contact Prof Una Macleod, Email, telephone 01482 463482. For information about the SEDA research group visit

    Applications for this post can be made by completing an application form, and uploading your CV, covering letter, publications and any other relevant information.

    This post requires a Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

    The University of Hull is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity in every aspect of our recruitment processes.

    Hull will be UK City of Culture in 2017. The University of Hull was part of the City of Culture team throughout the bidding process and remains a key player in Hull’s cultural heritage. The campus will be the venue for City of Culture events, and its alumni, students and staff will be personally involved.

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