Research Fellow (Fixed Term) - Arthritis Research UK Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis

University of Nottingham - Rheumatology, Orthopaedics & Dermatology

Location: UK Other

Applications are invited for the above post based in the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis. The Arthritis Research UK Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis is led by Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and is a consortium of seven Universities, including The University of Nottingham, Oxford, Southampton, Bath, Loughborough, Leeds and University College London. The Centre is funded by medical research charity Arthritis Research UK with matched funding from the above institutions. The Centre is an international collaboration of world leading experts in the fields of sport, medicine and science and aims to improve the understanding of the relationship between exercise, sport and osteoarthritis (OA).

The post holder will undertake detailed investigation into simulated (using spatial microsimulation modelling) osteoarthritis data in terms of non-stationarity, clusters of prevalence, and ‘what if’ scenario analyses, in order to inform future tailored intervention strategies. As well as undertaking validation of the model data against external datasets, such as HES or CPRD. Previous experience of spatial microsimulation modelling is not necessary as training will be provided, but an aptitude with numbers is essential.

This work will require a high level of concentration and attention to detail. The post-holder is expected to work flexibly and respond positively to changing needs.

Candidates should ideally have a PhD or equivalent in the relevant scientific discipline. In addition, they must have training and skills in quantitative research methods, good working knowledge of how to use statistical software and excellent project management skills. Please see the job description for full details of the essential and desirable criteria for candidates.

This post will be offered on a fixed term contract until 31st December 2017.

It is full time (36.25 hours per week, Monday - Friday). This post is not open to job share. National travel will be required. Availability to occasionally travel internationally would be desirable.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Kimberley.edwards@nottingham.ac.uk. 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 community.

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