Postdoctoral Researcher in Exercise and Cancer Survivorship

Northumbria University - Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Working in the well-appointed laboratories of the Department of Sport, Exercise & Rehabilitation at our Newcastle City Campus, and in collaboration with clinical collaborators at the local NHS Hospital Trusts, the appointed person will help to build research capacity and support ongoing research in exercise and cancer survivorship. The remit will be partly to develop new project ideas, undertake pilot/feasibility work, and engage in networking activities and the development of multidisciplinary teams to assess the impact of exercise and lifestyle interventions on key health challenges faced by cancer survivors. The appointed person will also have an important role in collating and interpreting CPET and self-reported physical activity data in a large-scale NIHR-funded multi-centre exercise intervention study involving colorectal cancer patients.

You will have a PhD in an exercise or a related science discipline, with experience of conducting human intervention research and/or clinical trials. In particular, knowledge and experience of leading supervised/supported exercise intervention studies and strategies for promoting long-term adherence to physically active lifestyles would be advantageous. In addition, experience of cardiopulmonary exercise testing and methods for measuring physical activity levels in adults and clinical populations would be highly desirable.

We wish to appoint an excellent researcher with well-developed analytical and communication skills who has the ability to work as an integral and co-operative member of our research group. Attention to detail in preparing reports and other materials for progress meetings and in the presentation of study findings is an essential prerequisite.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor John Saxton on (0191) 227 3371 or via

For more information about the role and to apply please visit –

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Northumbria University is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community and particularly from under-represented groups.

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