Job title: Research Assistant / Research Fellow in Behavioural Science and Cancer
Job description: This post will be situated in the Cancer Communication and Screening Group. The group carries out research to understand uptake of cancer screening (focusing on colorectal and other screening programmes), cancer awareness and timely presentations with symptoms. The present post will involve participating in wider work relating to behavioural approaches to improving early diagnosis of cancer as part of the department’s involvement in the NIHR Cancer Policy Research unit for Cancer Awareness, Screening and Early Diagnosis. The post holder will be responsible for the design, data collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative studies relating to uptake of cancer screening, particularly the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme, help seeking among people with cancer related symptoms and the role of social media in raising cancer awareness. For a full overview of the role and responsibilities please see the Job Description.
The position is available from 1st August 2022 until 31st July 2023, in the first instance.
Prior relevant undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in Psychology or related science are essential. Relevant experience in collecting quantitative or qualitative data, excellent organisational skills and communication skills are essential. Research experience with contributions to peer reviewed research publications is desirable.
Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above.
If you have any queries regarding the application process or informal enquiries, please contact Dr Christian von Wagner ( ).
Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.
We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.
UCL Taking Action for Equality
We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.
Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality.
Job date: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 23:39:48 GMT
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