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Research Assistant

Are you an early career researcher looking for a challenge?  Do you have an interest in physical activity promotion in people living with and beyond cancer? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

Leeds Institute of Health Sciences are looking to recruit a full-time Research Assistant to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team on a study funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research. This study is a pilot randomised controlled trial of a digital physical activity intervention in people affected by breast, prostate or colorectal (bowel) cancers.

You will work closely with the local co-investigator and with London-based Principal Investigators. You will also contribute to the day-to-day running of the study, site set-up and recruitment of participants, data collection, data processing, intervention delivery, conducting and analysing interviews, and supporting the writing-up of research for publication.

You will have a good first degree in a relevant discipline, Psychology or Health Sciences and previous research experience of Quantitative and Qualitative data collection and analysis.

To explore the post further or for any enquiries you may have, please contact:

Dr Rebecca Beeken, Associate Professor

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 0741, email:

Further Information

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. The School of Medicine holds the Gold award. We are committed to being an inclusive medical school that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  Leeds Institute of Health Sciences (LIHS)
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 6
Salary:  £27,511 to £32,817 p.a.
Working Time:  100% FTE
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (for one year)
Release Date:  Monday 02 March 2020
Closing Date:  Wednesday 01 April 2020
Interview Date:  Monday 27 April 2020
Reference:  MHIHS1247
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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