|Salary:||£42,149 to £50,296 per annum pro-rata|
|Placed On:||14th January 2022|
|Closes:||26th January 2022|
The University of Sheffield, Health Sciences School, Division of Nursing and Midwifery has a vibrant research portfolio in nursing and healthcare. The Division has extensive expertise in qualitative research. One area of research practice is in mesothelioma, as the Division hosts the Mesothelioma UK Research Centre - Sheffield (www.sheffield.ac.uk/murc). The Centre is led by Dr.Clare Gardiner and Professor Angela Tod.
You will join the Mesothelioma UK Research Centre (MURC), working with the team. As a Research Fellow you will develop and work on projects exploring the patient and family carer experience of mesothelioma.
Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is an aggressive cancer linked to asbestos exposure and inhalation. The UK has amongst the highest incidence worldwide with over 2600 new cases a year. Innovative medical, surgical and radiotherapy approaches are emerging to improve length and quality of life, however, there are currently no curable treatments for MM. In England, overall median survival is 9.5 months. As with other terminal diagnoses, receiving a diagnosis of MM is challenging and distressing, and care and support is complex. Mesothelioma is associated with a range of life limiting, debilitating disease related symptoms including breathlessness, pain, cough, lethargy, weight loss and sweating.
The post provides an ideal opportunity to develop research leadership in this specialist area. The post also provides the ideal platform for progression to a senior academic post and would suit those seeking to establish a long-term research career of excellence. You will have a track record of conducting qualitative research with people living with mesothelioma and/or their family members. You will be required to demonstrate grant capture in the area as well as publications in the field of mesothelioma patient experience.
The Division of Nursing and Midwifery at The University of Sheffield provides a dynamic, exciting research environment with an internationally renowned portfolio of research. The Division has three research themes: Palliative and End of Life Care; Enhancing the care of older people and family carers and; Child health and wellbeing.
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