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Vacancy: Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh

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Barriers and facilitators to participation in cancer trials amongs teenagers and young adults: Qualitative study

Based in the University of Edinburgh’s Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics, this post offers an exciting opportunity to work on a qualitative study exploring barriers and facilitators to participation in cancer trials among teenagers and young adults (TYA) living in Scotland. This study will comprise interviews with teenagers and young adults (16-24 years inclusive) diagnosed with cancer, their nominated family members/caregivers and health professionals.

We are seeking a dynamic research fellow to take day-to-day responsibility for this study. As well as conducting the interviews, the successful candidate will take a lead role in data analysis, drafting papers and the final report and organising dissemination events.

Applicants must have a PhD (or near completion) in a social science or related discipline (or relevant equivalent experience). The ability to work independently under appropriate supervision is essential together with a willingness to work in the evenings and to travel across Scotland to collect data.

This project is funded by the Scottish Government (CSO) and involves a collaboration between the Centre for Population Health Sciences at the University of Edinburgh and NHS Lothian. The post would offer a great career development opportunity for an early career researcher. All individuals are required to submit a sample of their written work as part of the application process.

The post is full-time at UE07, available from 01 September 2017 and is fixed-term for 21 months.

For more information about the post, including how to apply, click here

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Informal enquiries are strongly encouraged and should be made to Professor Julia Lawton at j.lawton@ed.ac.uk

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