Health Research Officer (Senior Research Officer)

University of Essex - The Institute for Social and Economic Research

The Department

The Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), founded over 25 years ago, is a research department in the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Essex. It has a worldwide reputation as a multidisciplinary centre of quantitative social science research and as a producer of household panel data of the highest quality (‘Understanding Society’ the UK Household Longitudinal Study and its predecessor the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS).

The Institute for Social and Economic Research wishes to appoint a talented researcher from a biomedical/human sciences discipline to support the management of the biological resource for Understanding Society.

The Role and Duties

The successful candidate will, amongst other duties, be responsible for obtaining ethics approval and health data linkage approval for the health Innovation Panel data collection, working with relevant governance groups and suppliers to review and process applications for the use of genetics and epigenetics data, producing and supplying approved bespoke data files for external researchers.

The main activity of this post in Understanding Society over the next 15 months will be to design and implement a health innovation panel which has been funded by ESRC and will go into the field in 2019.

Qualifications and Skills

It is essential that candidates hold a PhD in a biomedical/human sciences discipline or has proven demonstrable equivalent experience.

Candidates must have strong administrative and quantitative skills and a keen interest in studying the health of the population. In addition candidates should have an understanding of experimental design issues, ethics and good governance, good project management skills, and excellent interpersonal skills with a proven ability to present findings and methods to a wide range of audiences.

The appointment for this post will be made as Senior Research Officer and will be fixed-term for 15 months to cover maternity leave in the first instance.

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Please use the ‘Apply’ button below to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here.

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