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Research Fellow in Medical Statistics

Vacancy ID: 1699

Location: Leicester

Department: Health Sciences

Vacancy terms: Open ended subject to funding. Funding is available for three years. Full time, part time (minimum 0.7FTE) or a job share would be considered

Salary details: Grade 8 £44,045 to £49,553 per annum

Hours per week: 37.5

Advert closes midnight on: 24 Feb 2020

About the role

In this role you will independently undertake methodological research to inform the design and analysis of studies undertaken by NIHR ARC East Midlands as part of the Data2Health (health Data Science) theme. The methods of interest include evidence synthesis, design and analysis of efficient pragmatic clinical trials and observational studies and modelling of the natural history of disease/prognosis using real world evidence. 

This role is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaborations (ARCs).

The NIHR is the nation's largest funder of health and care research and provides the people, facilities and technology that enables research to thrive. NIHR ARCs support applied health and care research that responds to, and meets, the needs of local populations and local health and care systems. The NIHR ARC East Midlands (EM) is one of 15 ARCs across England, part of a £135 million investment by the NIHR to improve the health and care of patients and the public.

The clinical themes ARC EM focuses on include: (i) Building Community Resilience and Enabling Independence; (ii) Mental Health and Wellbeing; (iii) Managing Multimorbidity. There are also three-cutting themes:(i) Translating and Implementing Sustainable Service Improvement; (ii) Ethnicity and Health Inequalities; (iii) Data2Health. Additionally, ARC EM will also lead nationally on research into black and minority ethnic communities and multimorbidity thanks to its expertise in these areas.

The Data2Health theme will focus on methodological translation – ensuring that appropriate, innovative and fully evaluated methods are used to inform the design and analysis of ARC EM research studies. It will also ensure maximal use of existing large-scale linked data resources to address important questions for patients, the public and care services, both locally and nationally.

You will liaise with other applied health researchers from both within ARC EM and across the national network of ARCs, as well as researchers in Health Data Research (HDR) UK,  to ensure the methodological research conducted is of relevance and the results are disseminated and implemented.

About you

With a PhD (or equivalent) and/or relevant research experience in developing statistical methodology for applied health research, you will be able to demonstrate a growing research record of international standing. You will have excellent communication skills which you use to seek out opportunities for collaboration both internally and externally.

Additional information

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Professor Keith Abrams on or Professor Laura Gray

Leicester is a leading University committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. The University is ranked within the top 25 UK Universities in all international league tables and we are strongly committed to inclusivity, promoting equality and celebrating diversity among our staff and students. You will develop your career in a supportive and collaborative academic environment in one of the world’s leading research-intensive universities; elite in the excellence of our research, yet distinctive for the genuine synergy between our research and teaching. Located close to Leicester city centre, our award winning campus benefits from a wide range of cafes, a fully equipped sports centre and nursery facilities. Further information regarding our extensive range of staff benefits is available here.