NIHR Research Methods Fellowship

Keele University - Research Institute for Primary Care & Health Sciences

Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

(2 years)

Starting salary: Grade 6a £29,799

The Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre, at Keele University has a thriving research programme on the course, prognosis and management of pain and arthritis, common mental health conditions and other morbidities. This is underpinned by high quality clinical trials and observational studies, with linkage to medical records. The Centre includes a multidisciplinary grouping of clinicians working alongside epidemiologists, statisticians and social scientists.

The Centre has successfully secured a 2-year NIHR Research Methods Fellowship attached to its research programmes. The successful candidate will undertake a 2-year, structured training programme in research methods and gain research experience in a high-quality environment.

You will:

  • register to undertake short training courses in quantitative methods and/or MSc in Medical Statistics (University of Leicester) or MSc in Health Economics (University of Birmingham).
  • gain experience and expertise in modelling longitudinal data through analysis of existing datasets, and in the design, planning, interim reporting and end-evaluation of randomised controlled trials.
  • have a particular focus on analysis of data linked to the Centre’s clinical trials portfolio including methodological work relating to impact and pattern of missing data
  • develop a PhD proposal to submit for an NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship
  • supervise a 3-month NIHR Research Methods Internship

You should have a Degree in a subject that contains substantial Mathematics/Statistics content. The Fellowship will attract a 2-year salaried position (University Grade 6a: £29,799 per annum) and funding to cover course fees.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Martyn Lewis on 01782 734849, or email:

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