Research Officer - Fixed Term for 15 months
Application closing date
Grade 5 - £31,411 to £35,333 pro rata
Please refer to the Job Description and Employee Specification
Are you passionate about qualitative research that aims to improve health care
and patient outcomes?
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our team
as a Research Officer on a project funded by the National Institute for Health
and Care Research (NIHR).
People living with dementia (PLWD) are more likely to have cancer diagnosed
at a more advanced stage and as an emergency, are less likely to have their
cancer referred to secondary care and are at greater risk of undertreated
We are undertaking a qualitative research project to examine the challenges
around cancer recognition, referral, and management for PLWD, and identify
potential ways to address these, from the perspective of GPs and other
clinicians, PLWD, and family carers.
Main duties as the project Research Officer will include recruiting and
interviewing PLWD, family carers, GPs, and other primary and community care
clinicians, and contributing to analysis and write-up of the findings. You
will work closely with the principal investigator (Dr Laura Ashley, Reader in
Health Psychology) and colleagues from the Leeds Beckett University Centre
for Dementia Research (Professor Claire Surr & Dr Rachael Kelley).
The start date for this role is 1st February 2023 and it is fixed-term for 15
Flexible working is permitted provided the requirements of the job can be met
(e.g., home-based working). Also, it may be possible to appoint at reduced
hours than the advertised 26 hours per week. This can be discussed at
To arrange an informal discussion about this post, please contact Dr Laura
Ashley at L.J.Ashley@leedsbeckett.ac.uk
Please note that this post is subject to a criminal records check (Enhanced
Closing date: 14 November 2022 (Midnight)
On occasions where a high volume of applications are received, we may close
vacancies early. If you wish to apply for this role, it is recommended that
you do so promptly.
Interview date: Monday 28th November 2022
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Working here means you'll also have access to a wide range of benefits
including our generous pension schemes, excellent holiday entitlements,
flexible working, reduced study fees, subsidised fitness facilities and a lot
We welcome applications from all individuals and particularly from black and
minority ethnic candidates as members of these groups are currently under-
represented at this level of post. All appointments will be based on merit.