Research Associate

Opening Date:
8 Nov 2019
Closing Date:
6 Dec 2019
Salary Range:

This post is full time, fixed term for 12 months at Band 6. The post is available as a result of a research grant from Yorkshire Cancer Research to improve lung cancer diagnosis. In this project, we are developing and testing a theoretically driven community-primary care linked intervention to improve both presentation to GPs by patients with potential lung cancer symptoms and referral of these patients, thereby reducing the proportion diagnosed with advanced cancer. This post has been created to work within the project to conduct qualitative work. We are using a focused ethnographic method to identify and describe everyday views and narratives of lung cancer in Hull and determine whether and how these narratives change over the course of the intervention. We are working with community organisations and conducting community events about lung symptoms and lung health. In addition, observation and interviews will be carried out within some of the GP practices in our study.

The post will be based within the Academy of Primary Care, which is part of the Institute for Clinical and Applied Health Research, based on the University of Hull campus. More information about the Academy of Primary Care can be found at

You will be educated to PhD level and have expertise in health service research methodologies and qualitative research data collection and analysis in particular.

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