Research Assistant/Associate/Fellow

University of Nottingham - Rheumatology, Orthopaedics & Dermatology

Location: UK Other
Salary: £25,769 to £30,738 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £28982 with relevant PhD).

Applications are invited for the above post based at Academic Rheumatology, Division of Rheumatology, Orthopaedics and Dermatology (ROD), at the City Hospital Campus. 

This post is being advertised in response to a grant award from Arthritis Research UK to investigate the uptake and effectiveness of seasonal trivalent influenza vaccine in patients with autoimmune rheumatic diseases who are on immunosuppressive treatments using UK primary and secondary care data from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD).

The main responsibility of the Research Associate/Fellow (RA/RF) will be to investigatetemporal and geographic trend in uptake of seasonal trivalent influenza vaccine (STIV) in auto-immune rheumatic disease (AIRD) patients on disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs), and find out whether STIV reduces the incidence of influenza like illness, and other respiratory morbidities, and mortality in AIRD patients on DMARDs using data from the CPRD. The RA/RF will use techniques such as logistic regression, propensity score matching, survival analysis and splines. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct data extraction, management and analysis using Stata. The RA/RF will also be expected to write up their findings for submission to a peer-reviewed academic journal as well as draft lay summaries and abstracts for wider dissemination of the research findings. The successful applicant will be expected to attend relevant divisional, national and international meetings.

This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 18 months. Part-time working will be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr A Abhishek, tel: 0115 82 31754 or email via Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the communit

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