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PhD Studentship on Lay Referral in the Early Diagnosis of Cancer

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Applications are invited for a full-time PhD studentship, funded as part of the Knowledge Economy Skills Partnership 2 (KESS 2) and in partnership with Tenovus Cancer Care.

Early diagnosis of cancer is one of the most important ways to increase survival rates and is the subject of a substantial body of research in the UK and worldwide. This studentship will explore lay referral for potentially cancerous symptoms in order to understand whether lay referral can contribute to the earlier diagnosis of cancer.

The studentship will be based in the North Wales Centre for Primary Care Research (NWCPCR), in Wrexham which is part of Bangor University.  A multidisciplinary supervisory team comprising Dr Julia Hiscock and Dr Rebecca-Jane Law from the North Wales Centre for Primary Care Research, Bangor University and Professor Richard Neal from the Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Leeds will support the student.

Close integration with Tenovus Cancer Care is an important part of the design of this studentship to facilitate partnership working and integration of research and practice. Dr Tim Banks, Research Manager at Tenovus Cancer Care is the partner supervisor.

The studentship is for three years on a full-time basis and available for a start date of 1st March 2017 or as soon as possible afterwards (applicants are requested to state their earliest possible start date on their application). In addition to having tuition fees paid, the PhD student will receive an annual tax-free stipend of £14,198 and funding for running costs of the project and training and development.

A document giving further particulars of the studentship, the proposed research and how to apply can be found here or by ringing NWCPCR (01248 383522)

The deadline is 31 January 2017.

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