Research Associate in Epidemiology/Statistics

Updated: 6 months ago
Location: London, ENGLAND
Deadline: 02 Apr 2017

UCL Department / Division
UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health
Specific unit / Sub department
Population, Policy and Practice
Full Time
(inclusive of London allowance)
£34,056 - £35,938 per annum
Duties and Responsibilities

This post is part of a programme of research within the Policy Research Unit in the Health of Children, Young People and Families (CPRU), funded by the Department of Health and is based at UCL GOS Institute of Child Health. The post sits within the Population, Policy and Practice Programme, which consists of a multi-disciplinary group of researchers with an international reputation for population-level and clinical research that influences public health policy and practice.

The post is an opportunity for a researcher to develop knowledge and skills for a career in research using large administrative datasets relevant to child health policy and practice. The postholder will use routinely collected administrative data from primary and secondary care for children and young people. The research programme evaluates variation in the use of health services by children and young people and focusses on children with chronic conditions and other vulnerable children and families. The postholder will use linked longitudinal data to evaluate healthcare trajectories and outcomes for specific groups of children and young people, and to determine if there is a variation between care providers and over time.

The appointment is available immediately and is funded until 31 December 2017 in the first instance.

Key Requirements

Applicants should hold a PhD (or about to submit a PhD) in epidemiology or statistics or related area or equivalent experience. Experience of accessing and using routine healthcare data or other similar administrative data and writing papers for peer-reviewed journals is essential.

The postholder must have excellent written, verbal and numeracy skills along with the ability to work independently and as part of a team to strict deadlines.

Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary £29,809 - £31,432 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of the page.

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Closing Date
2 Apr 2017
Interview date
12 April
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