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Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Behavioural Science - QMUL24560

Department: Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine
Salary: £34,220 - 37,076 per annum inclusive of London Allowance (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL24560
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 24-Mar-2021
Closing date: 21-Apr-2021

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School of Medicine & Dentistry/Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine/Centre for Cancer Prevention

Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Behavioural Science


About the Role

This post is part of an exciting strategic development to build world-leading Behavioural Science research in cancer early diagnosis and prevention within the Centre for Cancer Prevention. The successful candidate will support the design, conduct, analysis and dissemination of psychological and behavioural research. This includes abnormal results surveillance in lung cancer screening, early diagnosis strategies for cancers of unmet need (e.g. pancreatic cancer) and the attitudes and preferences of at-risk groups to different screening modalities and methods of selection.


About You

Candidates must hold a PhD or have equivalent research experience in Health Psychology or similar. Experience of both quantitative and qualitative research designs, data collection and analysis is essential, including gaining regulatory and ethical approvals. The post would suit someone who is passionate about early diagnosis and prevention and seeking to develop their reputation in cancer behavioural science.

About the Centre

The Centre for Cancer Prevention is at the forefront of international research into the prevention and control of cancer. We have particularly active research programmes in breast, endometrial, cervical, colorectal and prostate cancer prevention, cancer screening, awareness and early diagnosis, and statistical methods for clinical trials and epidemiology.


About Queen Mary

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum, a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance, including flexible working arrangements.

The post is a full time (35 hours per week), fixed term appointment for 3 years. Starting salary will be in the range of £34,220 - 37,076 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave and staff pension scheme.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Samantha Quaife at

Details about the Institute can be found at


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The closing date for the applications is 21 April 2021. Interviews will be held shortly thereafter.

The School of Medicine and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science.

The School of Medicine holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award. We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

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