Research Fellow in Patient Centred Outcomes Research

University of Leeds
November 27, 2023
Offerd Salary:£37,099 to £44,263
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Research Fellow in Patient Centred Outcomes Research Overview of the Role

Are you passionate about research that will improve the care of cancer patients across Europe? Do you have an excellent record for delivering applied research in a health care setting?

We are looking for an outstanding candidate to join the Patient Centred Outcomes Research (PCOR) group. PCOR is internationally recognised for delivering patient focussed studies which focus on:

  • The collection and utilisation of patient reported outcome data
  • Investigating the quality of life and psychosocial consequences of cancer and treatment on patients and families
  • Developing digital/electronic patient monitoring solutions in routine cancer care
  • Developing quality of life/patient reported outcome measures
  • Working with a consortium of international colleagues we have recently been awarded funding from the Horizon Europe programme. Through the ambitious Mission QOL project, we will lead the development of a toolkit to measure quality of life (QOL) in cancer patients across Europe. This work is co-led by patient researchers and will involve working with multiple different European institutions and with patients across the cancer continuum (from patients on treatment, cancer survivors, palliative care and children and young adults). The work will involve qualitative and quantitative methodology and aims to establish a toolkit to evaluate QOL in cancer patients across Europe.

    You will play an integral role in leading the (1) interviews and focus groups with patients; (2) a comparative analysis of systematic reviews, Delphi survey and interviews to develop a draft QOL toolkit; and (3) initial usability testing of the QOL toolkit (including digital implementation). We are looking for an experienced and driven post-doctoral researcher to play a major role in the delivering the day-to-day running of the research under the guidance of Professor Galina Velikova and Dr Alexandra Gilbert.

    You will have previous experience in developing questionnaires and health services research. They will also bring expertise in using a range of mixed research methods in the applied health context. The role involves working effectively with a multi-disciplinary team of researchers, IT specialists and clinical colleagues both locally in Leeds and nationally and internationally across the wider project consortium.

    The role is based with the Patient Centred Outcomes Research (PCOR) team, located in the Bexley Wing at St James's University Hospital campus. A hybrid working model (combining office/clinic and remote working) may be supported where feasible. Some UK and international travel may be required to attend wider research consortium meetings.

    To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please


    Dr Alexandra Gilbert

    Email: [email protected]

    Professor Galina Velikova, Professor of Psychosocial and Medical Oncology

    Tel: +44 (0)113 206 7917

    Email: [email protected]

    Additional Information

    Find out more about the Faculty of Medicine and Health and the School of Medicine.

    Find out more about the Leeds Institure of Medical Research at St James's

    The institute and its facilities are predominantly based on the St James's University Hospitals Campus although some team are also located on the University of Leeds' main campus.

    Find out more about our Research and associated facilities. Patient Centred Outcomes Research group and associated facilities.

    Find out more about Athena Swan in the Faculty.

    Location: Leeds - St James University Hospital

    Faculty/Service: Faculty of Medicine & Health School/Institute: Leeds Institute of Medical Research (LIMR) Section: Division of Oncology Category: Research Grade: Grade 7 Salary: £37,099 to £44,263 per annum pro-rata Working Time: Part-time 80% fte Post Type: Part Time Contract Type: Fixed Term (available until 31 July 2024, maternity leave cover) Release Date: Monday 13 November 2023 Closing Date: Monday 27 November 2023 Reference: MHLMR1150

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