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University Clinical Academic Fellow/University Academic Fellow in Bioinformatics (Cancer)

Are you an experienced and ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a strong research background in applied health research? Do you want to further your career in a world-leading, research-intensive Russell Group University? 

With a vision and drive to contribute to a World-Leading research portfolio, as well as a passion for undertaking research-led teaching, you will make a significant impact on the performance, stature and profile of research and student education at The University of Leeds.

As a result of its strong interdisciplinary collaborations, the University of Leeds is a world leader in bioinformatics research. There are several groups with strong reputations in producing evidence that drives improvements in applied outcomes research, including specialist teams in epidemiology, economics, clinical trials, patient and clinician reported outcomes, and health informatics as well as internationally-renowned clinical experts across all disciplines.

Research undertaken in outcomes research in the University has national and international impact. The evidence produced is translated back into health and social care to inform gold standard and cost-effective services. To deliver this we have acquired significant programme and infrastructure funding (including strong industrial partnerships) and we foster national and international collaborations to ensure our research has maximum reach and impact.

As a University Clinical Academic Fellow/University Academic Fellow in health outcomes research you would have previous experience in applied health research and will be supported to continue to build your own programme of research activity. You will be expected to engage with academic, clinical and third sector colleagues to develop and evaluate complex interventions in health and social care. Work could include promoting earlier diagnosis, tackling inequalities in care provision, improving quality of life and improving the cost-effectiveness of services.

Given the interdisciplinary nature of outcomes research at the Leeds you might have skills in any applied research setting that could include quantitative or qualitative methods, trial methodology or health economics.

Applications are welcomed from clinically and non-clinically qualified applicants.

Career Pathway: Tenure track equivalent post requiring successful completion of a 5 year development plan, leading to appointment to a grade 9 Associate Professor, with the potential for accelerated progression.

Find out more about our Academic Fellowships

For any queries, please email:

To explore the post further, please contact:

Professor Rory O’Connor, Pro-Dean for Research and Innovation (Faculty of Medicine and Health)

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 0671

Email: R.J.O’

Eva Morris, Professor of Cancer Epidemiology

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 0858


Chris Bojke, Professor of Health Economics


David Sebag-Montefiore, Stanley & Audrey Burton Professor of Clinical Oncology

Tel: +44(0)113 206 8106


Galina Velikova, Professor of Psychosocial and Medical Oncology

Tel: +44(0)113 206 7917


Application Requirements

As part of the application process you will be required to upload the following documents:
1.    A CV;
2.    A list of publications;
3.    A statement detailing your research and academic plan (no more than 2 sides of A4).

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  School of Medicine
Category:  Academic
Grade:  Grade 8
Salary:  £40,792 to £48,677 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Monday 28 January 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 10 March 2019
Interview Date:  Friday 10 May 2019
Reference:  MHFW1040
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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