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Post Doctoral Research Assistant (Supportive Cancer Care)

Oxford Brookes University - Oxford Institute of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Research

Location: Oxford
Salary: £31,866 rising anually to £34,804 (pro rata)
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th July 2020
Closes: 17th August 2020
Job Ref: 084192

Part Time, Fixed Term - Research

We are seeking a post-doctoral researcher to work with Dr. Jo Brett and Prof. Eila Watson in the Supportive Cancer Care Research Group, Oxford Institute of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Research. The post-holder will work closely with other research team members in Oxford, Birmingham and Bristol, including academics, clinicians and app developers, taking the responsibility for the development of an information and support intervention for head and neck cancer patients, and assisting in the development of online training resources for nurses and allied health professionals. The work is part of a NIHR programme grant led by the University of Birmingham.

This exciting 0.8 post is available to start in December 2020, for a duration of 18 months. Flexibility on FTE and length of contract may be considered within reason. The Oxford post-holder will take a lead role in the qualitative aspects of the programme.

Qualifications required for post:

Applicants should have a PhD in health sciences, psychology, social sciences, epidemiology, public health or a related field.

Experience required for post:

Applicants should have post-doctoral applied health research experience, with experience of conducting qualitative research. Experience of co-design methods is desirable.

Overall purpose of post:

The successful candidate will keep accurate records, assisting in the preparation of reports and/or publications as appropriate and presenting results of the studies at a variety of meetings both in the University and externally. There may also be opportunities to contribute to other projects conducted by the Supportive Cancer Care Research Group.

The candidate will also be encouraged to participate in the events and activities within the School of Nursing and Midwifery and within the Oxford Institute of Nursing, Midwifery, and Allied Health Research. Other duties given by the line managers commensurate with the level and responsibility of this post may also be expected.

As one of the largest employers in Oxford we pride ourselves in the great experience we offer our staff. You'll be joining a friendly, professional environment where every member of staff is recognised as important to the success of Oxford Brookes University. To find out more about the benefits of working for Oxford Brookes please visit:

The University has adopted equality, diversity and inclusion as core values. We welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates whatever their background, and especially from BAME candidates who are under-represented in our workforce.

This role will not attract sufficient points to obtain a sponsored Tier 2 visa under the points based immigration system, however applications are welcome from candidates who don't currently have the right to work in the UK, but who would be eligible to obtain a visa via another route.

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