Build your research team at Sheffield

We will support you to build your own research team here at Sheffield.

Successful candidates will be appointed at a senior university (clinical or non-clinical) level. These posts will be tenured posts and will be offered on an open-ended basis. Our expectations are for you to build your career, enhance your research profile and become an international leader within your area of expertise, fully supported at every stage by the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals for clinical posts.

Dedicated cancer research funding

You will have a generous package to support your research, which includes research consumables, staff and funding for PhD student(s), plus a dedicated relocation service to help you settle in at Sheffield.

Non-clinical researchers will be matched to university departments and will undertake cancer research within their areas of expertise.

You will be able to apply for University of Sheffield dedicated cancer research funding to build your team. The Yorkshire Cancer Research (YCR) Sheffield Pioneers fund and the YCR More Life to Live fund are annual schemes ringfenced for applications led by Sheffield investigators. This year, for example, the schemes are estimated to be worth £10m and £8m respectively.  The funding is provided by regional charity Yorkshire Cancer Research thanks to the royalties from the successful commercialisation of the cancer drug Lynparza, which the university and the charity played a key role in. Future amounts are expected to be in the multi-million-pound range.

Clinical appointments will be shared between the University and the NHS. Your job plan will be developed in partnership, with the Medical Director and Clinical Director for your service representing Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and the relevant head of department representing the School of Medicine and Population health.

Rewards package

These roles have been identified as full-time posts, but we are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities with our staff which benefit both the individual and the University. Therefore, we would consider flexible and part-time delivery of the roles subject to meeting the business needs of the posts.

Salary for this role

For academic non-clinical appointments, an excellent salary will be offered commensurate with the seniority of this post and the experience of the successful candidate. The salary is subject to regular review.

For clinical academics, appointments will be made at the relevant point of the consultant pay scale and will comprise of both clinical and academic Programmed Activities.


The annual leave entitlement for full time staff is 30 days, plus 3 university closure days and statutory bank holidays.  For clinical academics who have held the Consultant grade for more than 7 years, annual leave entitlement increases to 6 weeks and 2 days. 


Opt to join the university/STH pension scheme, as relevant.

Relocation support

The University of Sheffield recognises the importance of supporting its new staff by making the move to take up a position at the University as straightforward as possible. As well as our generous relocation packages to assist with removal costs and practicalities, we recognise that changing work location is both a practical matter and also a major life change, often affecting partners and families too.

The University has therefore developed provision to offer relocation guidance and support on an individual and personalised basis for those relocating to take up a permanent appointment at the University at a professorial and professorial equivalent level.

For eligible staff, this can include help with finding a suitable place to live, advice about transport, schools, health and other care services, and career support for partners who may also need to seek work in the region.

Our professional relocation support provider (Relocate2Sheffield) can advise you from the moment you are offered a position at the University, and work with you in preparation for your move.

They will tailor their support to meet your own personal needs, questions and priorities so that your move to Sheffield will be as smooth as possible.

We recognise that amongst the many issues you will be considering in relation to your move, relocating your partner’s career may be an important factor.

Whilst we cannot guarantee to find them a position, we can arrange bespoke career support through our partners who have contacts with local organisations, businesses and employment agencies, and also offer guidance on CV-writing, interview skills and career advice.

The service will be tailored to your needs and delivered directly to you and your family, arranged and fully paid for by the University. Note: the value of this service is reported for tax purposes as a benefit in kind.
Support is subject to the policy in the university’s ‘Guidance on reimbursement of costs of relocation’, and bespoke support will be discussed at the appropriate point in the recruitment process.

Role specific benefits

  • Removal/relocation expenses package, subject to the terms of the scheme.
  • Our staff wellbeing offer, which encourages and supports staff to maintain their own positive health and wellbeing through a range of accessible, inclusive and supportive services and activities.
  • A comprehensive selection of benefits and offers to suit your lifestyle needs under the umbrella of The Deal.
  • Development through our Sheffield Leader programme.
  • Access to extensive development and training opportunities.
  • Award-winning equality and diversity action which enhances working life for all.
  • An additional 10 days emergency leave for caring responsibilities.