Research Fellow Ref: 5125

School/department: Brighton and Sussex Medical School, SHORE-C
Hours: full time. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need). 
Contract: permanent 
Reference: 5125
Salary: starting at at £41,526 to £49,553 per annum
Placed on: 13 May 2021
Closing date: 30 June 2021. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: As soon as possible

Job description

Applications are invited for an experienced Research Fellow to join the Sussex Health Outcomes Research and Education in Cancer (SHORE-C) unit within BSMS, based at the University of Sussex.  Applicants should ideally have a PhD in Health Psychology or related discipline and post-doctoral experience in areas such as the design and/or interpretation of patient reported outcome measures, interviewing skills and/or teaching communication.

The SHORE-C group conducts a variety of projects including:- the measurement of quality of life in cancer treatment trials, studies examining patient preferences for different treatments, communication and other interventional studies.  It is expected that the person appointed will be keen to eventually take on a leadership role for developing studies, and have already demonstrated some ability at attracting research funding.

The successful candidate will initially work collaboratively with other members of the team on a variety of on-going projects and ultimately lead and develop others.

Please contact for informal enquiries.

The University is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEMM) at Sussex.

 Please note that this position may be subject to ATAS clearance if you require visa sponsorship.


The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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How to apply

Download our academic application form [DOC 199.50KB] and Personal details and equal opportunties form [DOC 108.50KB] and fill in all sections.

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You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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