Current Vacancies in ScHARR

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Central Resources Group (CRG)

Reference: UOS016203
Job Title: Clerical Officer 
Salary: Grade 4, £18,412-£20,624 per annum
Closing date: 24 May 2017
This post is full-time and fixed-term for 2 years.

Working in the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health, this is an excellent and varied opportunity to assist with the day to day running of the Dean’s Office, working closely with the Dean’s PA to provide administrative support to the Dean, the School Manager (Head of the Central Resources Group), the Finance team and the Chair of the ScHARR Ethics Committee.

Dean’s Office and Central Resources Group
You will support the Dean’s PA in providing support for the day to day running of the Dean’s office. This includes diary management, hospitality, travel arrangements, event management, filing and any other administrative duties in line with the changing business need. You will be responsible for servicing a number of School meetings including preparing agendas, inviting attendees, collating and distributing documentation, minute taking and following up agreed action points.

Research Ethics
You will support the Chair of the ScHARR Research Ethics Committee as the School’s Research Ethics Administrator. You will be the first point of contact for staff and students with ethics enquiries and provide effective day to day administrative support. This will include overseeing the management of electronic records on staff- led and supervised-student research projects and working with the Chair of the Ethics Committee to ensure compliance with regulations, guidelines and policies throughout the ethics review process.

Finance Team
You will support the ScHARR Finance team with the processing of expense claims and assist with duties associated with finance administration including budget management and arranging finance meetings.

The role is extremely varied and therefore you will need to show a flexible approach to the tasks involved, a willingness to learn new skills, and the ability to respect confidentiality. Excellent customer service, communication skills and attention to detail are crucial for this post.

For informal enquiries please contact: Miss Kathryn Rooney on or on 0114 222 5453.

Health Services Research (HSR)

Reference: UOS016256
Job Title: Research Associate
Salary: Grade 7, £30,175 - £38,183 per annum
Closing date: 19 June 2017
This post is full-time and fixed-term for 17 months from 1 August 2017.

The Centre for Emergency and Urgent Care Research (CURE), in the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)
requires a Research Associate to manage projects and undertake key research tasks in this exciting and growing health
services field. The individual will join an existing team of researchers and will have the opportunity to collaborate in designing
and managing research projects in the field of urgent and emergency care. The post will involve analysing and interpreting
quantitative routine NHS data in order to address specific key clinical and service priorities and disseminating these findings
to a wide audience, including writing academic journal articles. There will be opportunities to use other research skills such
as literature reviewing and qualitative data collection and analysis. A willingness to travel to research sites is essential.

During the course of this 17 month appointment, you will work across two projects: 1) The CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber
(Y&H) Avoiding Attendances and Admissions Theme and 2) The Connected Health Cities Project. These are two major
programmes of work with a focus on using routine linked NHS data to address the challenges facing emergency and urgent

You will have a good honours degree in a Health or Social Science related discipline, and a Masters or PhD in an appropriate
topic (or equivalent experience). You will also have experience of working in an academic or health context, with an interest
in urgent and emergency care and experience of quantitative research, including the use of statistical software packages. You
will also be able to prioritise and manage workloads in line with project priorities, have an awareness of ethics and
governance requirements for health and social care research and will also be an effective communicator and good team

For informal enquiries, please contact Colin O'Keeffe: or 0114 222 0780.

Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Vacancies

Reference: UOS015963
Job Title: YCR Connects - Cancer Research Senior Non Clinical Fellowship
Salary: Grade 8/9, £39,324 to £55,998 per annum
Closing date: 29 May 2017
This post is full-time and fixed-term for 5 years.

An exciting opportunity to become one of tomorrow's Cancer Research Leaders. We wish to attract up to 10 high quality candidates to take up senior non-clinical research fellowships (working in linked areas of applied clinical science e.g. health economics, mathematical modelling, medical statistics, medical physics) to create a strong clinical research base that can deliver tangible improvements in cancer outcomes for patients in South Yorkshire and beyond.

Appointees should focus on clinical and translational aspects of cancer research within the following priority themes that align closely with the Yorkshire Cancer Research (YCR) research strategy:

  • Lung cancer
  • Improving clinical outcomes in common malignancies
  • Improved health and wellbeing with and beyond cancer
  • Early diagnosis and access to treatment

These new appointments will link with the University of Sheffield (UoS) Research Centres, thereby providing a connected research infrastructure with the dual aims of reducing cancer mortality and improving the experience of living with or after a cancer diagnosis. Each appointee will receive a generous start-up package to enable rapid initiation of internationally competitive research.

For an informal discussion about the posts, please contact Professor Jim Chilcott ( or Dr Paul Tappenden ( at ScHARR.