Research Fellow: Statistician

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: London, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 21 May 2021

The VIVALDI study is a longitudinal cohort study which is evaluating the impact of COVID-19 on care home staff and residents in England. The aims of the study are to understand SARS-CoV-2 infection, immunity and its duration in care home staff and residents in England as well as vaccine efficacy in this setting. 

The successful candidate will be expected to work with the study team to develop detailed analytical protocols for the analysis of VIVALDI immunological and epidemiological. In addition, they will perform high-quality statistical analyses for peer reviewed publications/policy briefings, and advise on statistical aspects of study design. 

The postholder will be based in the UCL Institute of Health Informatics but will work closely with Andrew Copas who is a senior statistician and Professor of Trials in the UCL Institute for Global Health and the MRC Clinical Trials Unit, part of the Institute for Clinical Trials and Methodology, providing ample access to training opportunities and seminars.

The post is funded until 30 April 2022 in the first instance. 

The successful candidate should have a PhD or equivalent in statistics and experience of carrying out statistical analyses on large and complex datasets. They should also be able to communicate statistical concepts and results of analyses to a range of audiences (specialist and non-specialist). 

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 £31,542 - £33,257 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis. 

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above. 

For an informal discussion please contact Dr Laura Shallcross(l.shallcross@ucl.ac.uk ). 

For any queries regarding this advert or recruitment process please contact Anita Gorasia (a.gorasia@ucl.ac.uk ) 

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59. 

Interview Date: TBC 

UCL Taking Action for Equality 

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible. 

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality.


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