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We are currently welcoming applications for a number of exciting opportunities at our UK CanTest institutions:
University of Leeds
Also available is a funded PhD studentship with the University of Leeds Institute of Health Sciences (LIHS), Faculty of Medicine and Health. Led by Professor Richard Neal, the PhD will focus on patients’ and clinicians’ use and experiences of point of care tests in primary care for the diagnosis of possible cancer. This project would suit a student with a strong background in psychology, social sciences, health sciences, laboratory sciences, or similar discipline. For more details and to apply visit the Faculty of Medicine and Health Scholarships page. Closing date for applications is 19th January 2018.
University College London
Applications are open for a funded PhD in primary care triaging and testing for early detection of cancer. Based in the UCL Epidemiology of Cancer Healthcare and Outcomes (ECHO) Research Group, within the Research Department of Behavioural Science and Health, the studentship will be supervised by Professor Yoryos Lyratzopoulos. Applications are welcome from those with a background in a range of disciplines including epidemiology, psychology, evaluation/improvement science, multi-methods research, health services research and clinical trials. For further information and to apply please visit the UCL Studentships and Funding website. Application deadline is 9am on 30th January 2018.
University of Exeter
A fully funded PhD Studentship exploring patient preferences and health-economics of diagnostic testing strategies for cancer in primary care and their impact on patient safety is available, based in the Health Economics Group within the Institute of Health Research at Exeter. Supervised by Prof Anne Spencer and Dr Antonieta Medina-Lara (Health Economics Group), and Prof Willie Hamilton (DISCOVERY Group), this project would suit someone with a background in economics, health economics, statistics, epidemiology or a health-related discipline. For more details and to apply visit the University of Exeter Postgraduate Study and Research website. Closing date for applications is 9th February 2018.
The University of Cambridge is seeking an individual with strong research management experience, including demonstrable skills in project and financial planning, to join the CanTest team as a Programme Manager. The post will be based at the Primary Care Unit, part of the Department of Public Health and Primary Care, and the Institute of Public Health. The successful candidate will have joint responsibility, with a similar post based at the University of Exeter, for the strategic delivery of CanTest’s objectives, and will work closely with Dr Fiona Walter, Co-Director of CanTest. For further information and to apply visit the University of Cambridge job opportunities page. Applications close on 21st January 2018.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Applications are invited to join the CanTest team at the University of Leeds Institute of Health Sciences (LIHS), Faculty of Medicine and Health as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Primary Care. The successful candidate, supported by Professor Richard Neal, will lead research to examine which tests for cancer or risk of future cancer can be performed in primary care (such as blood tests, imaging tests, decision support tools etc). Applications are welcomed from those with a PhD or equivalent qualification/experience in a relevant aspect of health care, and demonstrable specialist knowledge of quantitative research, particularly in large datasets and diagnostic evaluation. For more details and to apply visit the University of Leeds current vacancies page. Closing date for applications is 30th January 2018.