Research Assistant

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Manchester, ENGLAND
Deadline: 03 Jun 2019

We have an exciting and diverse opportunity for a Research Assistant/Data Analyst to join a team of experienced researchers and epidemiologists, initially for 1 year with the possibility of contract extension. Additionally, this position could lead to a PhD studentship. The Biologic Studies Group manages some of the largest detailed prospective cohort studies assessing drug safety in inflammatory autoimmune diseases in adults and children in the world. You will be working primarily on the BSRBR-RA study ( which is currently tracking 25,000 participants with rheumatoid arthritis receiving biologics/targeted therapies. You may also work across a number of other similar studies within the Group’s established team of researchers/analysts/epidemiologists.

Your role would consist, among other things, of processing and reporting safety data to pharmaceutical and academic researchers to improve the knowledge of drug safety in inflammatory autoimmune diseases. This includes assisting with both regular 6 monthly safety reports as well as ad hoc requests for reports from the participating pharmaceutical companies and medicines regulators.

You should hold a good science honours degree (mathematics, psychology or science/social science) or have equivalent experience. Experience of analysing and presenting numerical quantitative research data is pre-requisite for this post. You should further have experience with statistical software packages (STATA preferred but not essential) and excellent IT skills including experience of using Microsoft Access, Excel, Word and Powerpoint. You will need to have excellent communication skills including being able to present complex data analysis and results to colleagues and lay audiences. Please ensure you describe how you fulfil the essential criteria for this post in your application.

The School is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. All appointment will be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Prof. Kimme Hyrich, Director


Name: Dr Kath Watson, BSG Programme Manager

General enquiries:
Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:
Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria that you should address in your application.

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