Research Officer - Fixed Term for 15 months

Leeds Metropolitan University (Leeds Beckett University)

United Kingdom

November 14, 2022


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Research Officer - Fixed Term for 15 months

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Grade 5 - £31,411 to £35,333 pro rata


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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 cancer-related pain.

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 months.

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 interview.

To arrange an informal discussion about this post, please contact Dr Laura Ashley at

Please note that this post is subject to a criminal records check (Enhanced level).

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

Please note that all posts close at midnight and the job description and employee specification will no longer be available after the closing date so please download or print now! Please note that you will not be able to edit or submit a part-completed application form after the closing date.

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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 more.

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.

About the employer

The origin of Leeds Beckett University (LBU) dates back to the establishment of Leeds Mechanics Institute in 1824. The institute originally had two rooms, a classroom and a library, located at a site on Park Row. It moved to South...