Part-Time Research Assistant (50% of full-time)

University of Aberdeen - School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition

Institute of Medical Sciences

Project: Secondary prevention after stroke: can we do better? A novel national linkage of stroke registry and dispensing data.

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic research fellow to work on this exciting data-linkage project, which will answer questions around the treatment of stroke and how well treatment predicts subsequent health. You will work with colleagues interested in using large datasets to answer important questions regarding stroke care, and interact with other researchers who are carrying out similar projects within the Grampian Data Safe Haven. You must hold a PhD or equivalent degree and be experienced in handling data and statistical analysis.  

As this post is funded by Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland it will be available until 30 April 2018. This appointment will be made subject to the usual terms and conditions of employment of the University.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 6 salary scale (50% of £32,004 - £38,184 per annum, pro rata) with placement according to qualifications and experience. Consideration will be given to making an appointment at Research Assistant, Grade 5 level in the first instance (50% of £26,829 - £30,175 per annum, pro rata) for individuals in the final stages of completing their PhD.

This post does not meet the minimum requirements as issued by UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) to qualify for an employer-sponsored visa. We are therefore unable to consider applications from candidates for this post who require sponsorship to work in the UK.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Dr Mary Joan Macleod ( or Dr Melanie Turner (

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