Research Fellow in Health Data Science


Health Sciences: Research

Location: Guildford
Salary: £35,308 to £38,474 per annum
Fixed Term
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Monday 03 July 2023
Reference: 028823

The Cancer Care group in the School of Health Sciences is excited to be advertising for a Research Fellow to work on a project aimed at improving earlier diagnosis of breast cancer. The project is funded by Breast Cancer Now and will involve analysing a large dataset to explore inequalities in the early diagnosis of breast cancer.

We are looking for a researcher with excellent project management and quantitative research skills, together with excellent verbal and written communication skills, who can work well independently, as well as within a team. The successful candidate will be required to conduct/ lead statistical analysis for this project, as well as liaise with patients, charities and other stakeholders to conduct the research and contribute to dissemination.

This is a fixed-term full time post for 24-months

The School of Health Sciences is part of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, and is a leading provider of undergraduate education in nursing, midwifery, and paramedic practice. The School also has an extensive portfolio of postgraduate and continuing professional development courses, research and consultancy. It has extensive links with local healthcare providers and undertakes research and practice development projects with NHS trusts as active partners.

The School offers a wide range of innovative programmes in the field of Health Sciences. Research within the school is diverse, and focused in five distinct areas: cancer care, digital health, long term conditions and ageing, maternal, child and family health, and workforce, organisation and well-being.

The School is in an exciting period of development and opportunity with ambitious plans for the future that focus on the continuing development of excellence in teaching, building our international research profile and extending our clinical collaborations nationally and internationally.

In addition to salary the successful post holder will receive a generous annual leave entitlement, excellent development opportunities and access to childcare assistance. Some flexible home working is supported but attendance at our campus in Guildford will be necessary some of the time.

Further information about the University and the School of Health Sciences can be found at .  For an informal discussion about the post please contact Dr Robert Kerrison; [email protected]

As part of our extensive benefits package at Surrey, these appointments offer access to an excellent USS (University Superannuation Scheme) pension scheme. We do recognise that some staff currently working in the NHS may prefer to explore whether they can continue with an existing NHS scheme, once they have moved to university employment. If you stop working for the NHS and take up an academic post at the University of Surrey, we are pleased to advise that you may be able to continue to pay into the NHS pension scheme. Access to the NHS pension scheme will only be available if certain criteria are satisfied, so if this is something you wish to investigate, please do check directly with the University of Surrey Pensions Office at [email protected] .

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In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

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