Research Fellow - Applied Statistics (80428-087)

University of Warwick - The Centre for Education, Development, Appraisal and Research

This is a one year fixed term post.

You will work primarily on CEDAR research projects on children and young people with intellectual disability or autism and their families in collaboration with Professor Richard Hastings and Associate Professor Vaso Totsika and their research team of PhD students and research assistants. You will work with the research team to lead on the statistical analysis of quantitative research data, including the Cerebra1000 Families Study, secondary data analysis of national population studies (e.g., Millennium Cohort Study), and randomised controlled trials of interventions. You will be a writing team member for high quality peer review journal papers, including taking the lead authorship role. The post-holder will also contribute to mentoring, supervision, and bespoke training of PhD students in the research team. There may also be opportunities to contribute to other research projects in CEDAR, taking a lead on quantitative data analysis.

You will have a good (2:1 or 1st class) degree in statistics or a related quantitative subject (psychology, social statistics, epidemiology, or quantitative social sciences) and a PhD focused on, or involving application of, statistical modelling techniques such as structural equation, and mixed models. You will have an advanced understanding of the application of statistical modelling techniques to
real world problems in social, educational, or health contexts. You will be using SPSS, Stata and/or MPlus in your day to day work. You will have the ability to work independently and as part of a team; plan and deliver work to strict deadlines; write clearly and accessibly for different audiences; and communicate effectively with multiple stakeholders, including professionals and family members of children with disabilities.

You will be interested in building a strong research profile through quantitative research and peer-review publications in an area of applied research.

If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure (£28,453 pa). Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of level 6 of the University grade structure (£29,301 pa).

Interview date: 5 October 2017.

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role are found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick jobs page. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button below.

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