Research Fellow in Cancer Epidemiology job with QUEENS UNIVERSITY BELFAST | 218860 – Times Higher Education (THE)

Application closing date 07/09/2020 Salary 33,797 - 38,017 per annum Job category/type ResearchAttachments

Job description

The Research Fellow will work within the Centre for Public Health as part of a multi-disciplinary team funded through Dr McMenamins UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship. The aim of this post is to generate important evidence regarding the surveillance, treatment and follow-up of women diagnosed with endometrial hyperplasia and endometrial cancer.

Theincidence of endometrial cancer is rapidly increasing, especially in premenopausal women, but there is no routine screening for this cancer. Endometrial hyperplasia is a recognised precursor condition and offers opportunities for prevention of endometrial cancer. This project will utilise data from the Northern Ireland (NI) Endometrial Hyperplasia Register, held within the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry (NICR) to determine temporal trends in endometrial hyperplasia incidence and progression to endometrial cancer. Additional novel data linkages to drug dispensing and maternity records will be conducted to evaluate population patterns of low-cost progestogen therapies in endometrial hyperplasia patients and their long-term impact on clinical outcomes such as hysterectomy, live births and progression to cancer.

This project will also utilise data from population-based endometrial cancer cohorts in the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands (accessed via virtual data safe-havens) to investigate treatment trends and pooled analyses will be conducted to evaluate survival outcomes according to surgical and non-surgical hormonal treatments. In the later stages of the project, there may be opportunities to travel to collaborators in Belgium and the Netherlands.

The post holder will acquire skills in project management and analysis of large datasets, and will also have primary responsibility for the writing of the resulting publications.

The Research Fellow will be supported by the faculty Postdoctoral Development Centre as part of a wider Queens offering which provides outstanding support to researchers to help move into an independent research or academic post. Flexible working options may be considered

The successful candidate must have:

The School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences is part of the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences.The School has the perfect balance of world-class teaching resources and internationally recognised research infrastructure and comprises of three education and three research centres.

The Centre for Public (CPH) Health is one of three research Centres in the School and is based within three buildings on the Royal Victoria Hospital site. CPH is committed to identifying the epidemiological and genetic risk factors that are important for the health of the individual and of the population and developing screening and interventions to reduce the burden of chronic diseases in the future, thus advancing the health of the public at a regional, national and international level, by increasing knowledge and influencing clinical and public health practice and policy.

Queens University Belfast is a driver of innovation and talent based on excellence. Throughout the University, our academics collaborate across disciplines and with outside agencies and institutions on projects of world significance. We are connected and networked with strategic partnerships across the world, helping us to expand our impact on wider society locally, nationally and globally. The University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best global talent within an environment that enables them to realise their full potential.

We are a leader in gender equality and diversity, and are one of the UKs most successful universities in the Athena SWAN initiative which promotes gender equality and career progression. The University and the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences hold an Athena SWAN Silver award in recognition of our commitment and success in addressing gender equality, representation, progression and success for all our staff.

We are ranked 1stin the UK for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (Innovate UK), 9thin the UK for University facilities (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018) and 14thin the UK for research quality (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).

Based in Belfast, a modern capital city, our beautiful campus is surrounded by abundant acres of parkland and is renowned as one of the safest and most affordable cities in the UK. There is an excellent range of local Schools from pre-nursery upwards and we are immensely proud of what our city and our University will offer you.

For full job details and essential/desirable criteria please refer to the candidate information link on our website by clicking apply. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information or assistance contact Resourcing Team, Queen's University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Email

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. We welcome applications from all sections of society and particularly from people with a disability.

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but, in particular circumstances, may be renewed or made permanent, subject to availability of funding.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Charlene McShane via email

Candidate InformationAbout The SchoolAbout the CentreFurther Information on Drna McMenaminInformation for International ApplicantsNote to EEA Applicants on Brexit

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Research Fellow in Cancer Epidemiology job with QUEENS UNIVERSITY BELFAST | 218860 - Times Higher Education (THE)

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