Research Assistant Vacancy: Qualitative Research, Early Cancer Diagnosis, University of Oxford

Research Assistant Vacancy: Qualitative Research, Early Cancer Diagnosis, University of Oxford

Qualitative Researcher (Cancer Early Diagnosis)

Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
Woodstock Road, Oxford
Grade 7: £31,604 – £38,833 p.a.

The Health Experiences Research Group within the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences is seeking a postdoctoral qualitative researcher to join the internationally recognised department to work on a new study building on previous work led by Dr Brian Nicholson and Professor Sue Ziebland. This new post has arisen through funding by Cancer Research UK to understand the phenomenon of ‘gut feeling’ in relation to cancer diagnosis in primary care in order to develop recommendations for practice. The postholder will conduct and analyse qualitative interviews with GPs, who have made referrals to cancer services (the Suspected CANcer pathway) based on a ‘gut feeling’ that the patient may have cancer, and of patients who have been referred on this criterion.

The appointee will be a qualitative social scientist with experience of collecting data through interviews and using theory-driven approaches to analysis. We expect that applicants will have an understanding of ‘how the NHS works‘ formed from having conducted research within NHS organisations. You will hold a PhD in either social science, health services research, health psychology or a related subject, have proven experience of qualitative research within a health care setting, with excellent interpersonal, analytic and communication skills, and a good publication record.

The post is available full-time, fixed-term for 12 months from 01 June 2018.The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on 20 April 2018. We plan to hold interviews on 09 May 2018. To apply for this job, please click here and search for Job Vacancy ID: 134276. Informal enquiries should be made to Dr Angela Martin by email: angela.martin@phc.ox.ac.uk

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