Research Assistant in Health Psychology (Fixed Term)

The University of Cambridge is one of the world's oldest universities and leading academic centres. If you're looking for a new challenge and would like excellent benefits, extensive learning opportunities and a stimulating working environment in return for your skills and contribution, there could be a job here for you.

We are inviting applications for a talented and motivated Research Assistant to working on a Cancer Research UK funded study with Dr Stephanie Archer. This project will look to develop a clinical pathway that enables the integration of multifactorial cancer risk assessment within secondary care breast services.

In particular, the work will involve conducting a rapid ethnography in two secondary care breast cancer services in the East of England, conducting interviews with key stakeholders (e.g. surgeons, nurses, radiologists, pathway co-ordinators, service managers), and conducting co-design workshops with patients, healthcare professionals and non-clinical staff.

The successful post holder will need to hold a degree in a relevant field (such as psychology) and will have experience with qualitative methods including a range of data collection formats (e.g. ethnography, interviews, focus groups) and analysis types (e.g. thematic/content). Applicants should have experience of working with multiple stakeholders (e.g. patients, healthcare professionals, policy makers) across a range of applied healthcare settings

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 28 February 2025 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check.

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For informal inquiries, please contact Dr Stephanie Archer at

Closing Date: Wednesday 14th February 2024 at midnight

Interviews: w/c Monday 19th February 2024

Please quote reference PJ40347 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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