Macmillan Senior Research Fellow

University of Southampton - Researcher Development

Location: Highfield Campus
Interview Date: To be confirmed 
Contract: Full Time, Fixed Term (3 Years)

The Macmillan Survivorship Research Group (MSRG), Faculty of Health Sciences, is seeking an outstanding individual to join the team as Senior Research Fellow. The successful post holder will contribute to the MSRG programme of research and associated projects in the field of cancer survivorship. 

You will be responsible for planning, coordinating and delivering high quality research within the established programme funded by Macmillan Cancer Support with the support of the Director of the MSRG, Prof Claire Foster, and the MSRG team. This will involve undertaking leadership, management and engagement activities across mixed methods projects as appropriate including literature reviewing, data collection, analysis, interpretation and dissemination of findings. 

Your focus will be on supporting write up of the findings of the CREW (colorectal cancer cohort) study and delivery of the HORIZONS programme (, a series of UK wide prospective cohort studies in different cancer types following patients from pre-treatment through to several years afterwards, assessing different aspects of survivorship.

You will have a PhD, or equivalent professional qualifications, and significant experience in cancer care/nursing /health services research/related health or social science subject and have:

  • Experience of working with multi-centre studies
  • Excellent mixed methods research skills with specific experience of undertaking analysis of large datasets
  • A growing and consistent national reputation in cancer survivorship research
  • Proven ability to organise a range of high quality research activities to deadline and quality standards
  • Excellent communication and paper writing skills with a track record of published research
  • A track record of presenting to both specialist and non-specialist audiences including at local, national and international conferences
  • Proven ability to develop innovative research proposals and attract research funding

You will need to work effectively with members of the MSRG team including researchers, trial managers and coordinators, administrative, database management and web development staff. You will also need to work effectively with partners and members of the public/service users to develop, deliver and disseminate the work of the research programme.

Situated within one of the UK’s leading research Universities, the Faculty of Health Sciences offers superb facilities for research and education and is one of the largest and most successful faculties of its kind in the UK. With world-class academic staff committed to transforming health services and improving health outcomes, we are committed to building on our national and international education and research reputation.

An enhanced DBS check is required for this role.

Applicants are encouraged to contact Professor Claire Foster for an informal discussion, prior to submitting an application.

You should submit your completed online application form at The vacancy will close at midnight on the closing date as shown above. If you need any assistance, please contact Anastasia Shikhareva on +44 (0) 23 8059 9002. Please quote vacancy reference number 791016BN on all correspondence. 

Further details: We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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