Current vacancies

  • Research Associate (multi-morbidity)

    Reference: HY0185
    Campus: Hull
    Faculty/Area: Hull York Medical School
    Department: Centre for Health and Population Sciences
    Salary: £27,285 to £32,548 per annum
    Fixed Term | 3 Years
    Post Type: Full Time
    Closing Date: Thursday 14 December 2017
    Interview Date: Tuesday 09 January 2018

    This exciting post is available as part of a University of Hull funded Scholarship Cluster created within the palliative and primary care programmes of research undertaken by the Supportive care, Early Diagnosis, and Advanced disease (SEDA) research group at the University of Hull.

    This post is part of a larger Scholarship Cluster project, (including this Band 6 Research Assistant post and 4 PhD studentships). The overall cluster project is focused on identifying symptoms and palliative needs in long-term conditions, multi-morbidity and frailty within primary care.

    The Band 6 Assistant will work with a range of GP practices across the CLAHRC Yorkshire & Humber region to identify those with multi-morbidity and frailty within partner practices. They will apply measures such as the electronic Frailty Index, the validated Integrated Palliative Care Outcome Scale (IPOS), the Needs Assessment–Progressive Disease (NAT-PD), and other measures, to identify and assess symptoms and palliative care needs more fully. The purpose is to develop a screening system to identify symptoms and other palliative needs in primary care, and there will be excellent opportunities to develop new bids.

    This provides an excellent opportunity to join an expanding research group which is developing excellent in applied health research across the primary care and palliative care boundaries. The post holder will have research expertise in a discipline relevant to primary care, palliative care, or a closely related area such as applied health research with older people. He/she will demonstrate a commitment to the pursuit of excellence in research, enthusiasm for this area of research, and have completed a PhD in a relevant subject.

    To discuss this role informally, please contact Professor Fliss Murtagh ( or T 01482 463164) or Dr Liz Mitchell (

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    This post requires a criminal record check through the Disclosure and Barring Service.


    Applications for this post can be made by completing a short online personal details form, and uploading your CV, covering letter, publications and any other relevant information.

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  • Senior Lecturer or Lecturer in Patient Safety and Improvement Science

    The Hull York Medical School (HYMS) is seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer or Lecturer in Patient Safety and Improvement Science. This represents a new and exciting challenge for a mid-career academic who wants to conduct research and teaching at the cutting edge.  HYMS brings together the strengths of the Universities of Hull and York in the life, clinical, health and social sciences.  It works closely with other departments in the Universities and many staff are embedded in jointly managed academic centres in host departments. For this post, the successful candidate will work within the Centre for Health and Population Sciences (CHaPS) in the Department of Health Sciences in the University of York.

    You will have the ability to generate new research approaches and identify, adapt develop and use research methodologies and techniques appropriate to areas relevant to Patient Safety or Quality Improvement in Health Care. You will develop innovative teaching materials, techniques and module design and take responsibility for the quality of the provision.  You will contribute to the wider academic community general life and work of HYMS and its parent universities (including the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York) through, for example, editing journals, refereeing papers, external examining, and involvement in professional bodies.

    With an undergraduate degree in the social sciences, psychology or a health related discipline and a PhD in a topic commensurate with the research themes described above, we are looking for  a self-motivated academic who wants to work in a multi-professional and inter-disciplinary environment.

    You will be someone who can build collaborative links and who thrives in an environment in which working across boundaries and in collaboration with managers, policy makers, health professionals and patients is essential.

    You will have a track record of high quality research in an area relevant to patient safety or quality improvement in healthcare and will be expected to grow a research portfolio that has the potential to be recognised internationally and to contribute to the teaching and assessment of HYMS students in these areas.

    You will have a record in obtaining research funding and will be in a strong position to apply to NIHR and other funding streams. You should have a clear plan for future research in your own field of expertise. You will have the drive to develop your research in new directions to respond to regional and national priorities

    At Senior Lecturer level, you will be expected to have a research record of national and international standing and a track record of teaching and learning in HE at undergraduate and postgraduate level or in a demonstrably similar context.

    Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications

    Senior Lecturer: University Grade 8 (£49,149 - £56,950)

    Lecturer: University Grade 7 (£38,832 – £47,222)

    The University of York is committed to promoting equality and diversity

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