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Research Associate in Cancer Screening

The University of Manchester - Division of Psychology and Mental Health

Location: Manchester
Salary: £36,024 to £38,205 per annum depending on relevant experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 1st March 2024
Closes: 15th March 2024
Job Ref: BMH-025006

Job reference: BMH-025006

Salary: £36,024-£38,205 per annum depending on relevant experience

Faculty/Organisational Unit: Biology, Medicine Health

Location: Oxford Road

Employment type: Fixed Term

Division/Team: Division of Psychology and Mental Health

Hours Per Week: Full Time (1 FTE)

Closing date: 15/03/2024

Contract Duration: 12 Months

School/Directorate: School of Health Sciences

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This post will involve working on the MyPeBS project, which has been funded by the European Commission Horizon 2020 project to evaluate the effectiveness of risk-adapted breast cancer screening for women across several European countries.  The present post will contribute to a mixed-methods evaluation of the effects of risk-adapted screening in multiple healthcare contexts.

The main purpose of the post is to analyse quantitative trial data on psychosocial outcomes at one year post-randomisation, and to produce manuscripts for publication.

The successful applicant will be based in the Manchester Centre of Health Psychology http://research.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/healthpsychology and be part of a wider multidisciplinary team, working particularly with Prof David French (health psychologist) and Prof Gareth Evans (clinical geneticist). It will also involve working closely with other researchers at multiple European countries.  The post-holder will be affiliated with Manchester NIHR Biomedical Research Centre (Prevention and Early Detection theme). 

What you will get in return:

  • Fantastic market leading Pension scheme
  • Excellent employee health and wellbeing services including an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Exceptional starting annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays
  • Additional paid closure over the Christmas period
  • Local and national discounts at a range of major retailers

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Hybrid working arrangements may be considered.         

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Any recruitment enquiries from recruitment agencies should be directed to People.Recruitment@manchester.ac.uk.

Any CV’s submitted by a recruitment agency will be considered a gift.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Prof. David French

Email: david.french@manchester.ac.uk

General enquiries:

Email: People.recruitment@manchester.ac.uk

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