Research Associate / Fellow in Epidemiology and Public Health

University of Nottingham Department Epidemiology and Public Health

United Kingdom

Research Associate/Fellow (fixed term)

Closing Date
Friday, 6th November 2020
Job Type
Epidemiology & Public Health
£27511 to £32817 per annum, (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £30942 with relevant PhD).

Applications are invited for the post of Research Fellow to join an established team, led by Dr Fiona Pearce, whose main areas of research interest include rare auto-immune rheumatic diseases (RAIRD).

The purpose of this role will be to have specific responsibility for a research project in the rare autoimmune disease, ANCA-associated vasculitis.  You will be expected to plan and conduct work using approaches, methodologies and techniques appropriate to research using national databases of healthcare records including prescription data; and will be responsible for writing up the work for publication.

You will have the opportunity to use your initiative and creativity to identify areas for research, develop research methods and extend your research portfolio.

Candidates should have a PhD (or be close to completion) or equivalent in a relevant subject area such as epidemiology or medical statistics or the equivalent in professional qualifications and experience in this research area.

Proficiency in the use of STATA or similar statistical software is required and experience of analysing health data or databases (e.g. UK HES, ONS, CPRD, THIN, or other national Disease Registry data) is required.

Candidates should possess excellent communication skills, demonstrating an ability to communicate on all levels within a multi-disciplinary team. Experience in use of research methodologies and techniques to work within area, including a high level of competence in statistics or genetic bioinformatics, analysis of big data programming is also essential.

This is full time, fixed term position until 28 February 2023. The post is open to part time working, minimum 29h per week. Job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Fiona Pearce, tel: 0115 8231372 or email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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