Research Assistant

University of Aberdeen - Institute of Applied Health Sciences (Epidemiology Group)

The Epidemiology Group is seeking to appoint a research assistant to work across several of our current studies within the Arthritis UK / MRC Centre for Musculoskeletal Health and Work (CMHW). The successful candidate will be a dynamic person who will be responsible for undertaking reviews of published work, analysing and reporting of original data. The successful candidate will:

  • Contribute to deciding the priority areas for work.
  • Undertake, under the supervision of the principal investigator, reviews and analysis of data consistent with these priorities.
  • Contribute to research papers arising from the work.

The successful candidate will have experience of conducting systematic reviews, and statistical analysis. Experience of quantitative data analysis and report writing is essential, while having worked in the field of musculoskeletal health would be advantageous.

Candidates should hold an honours degree in a relevant scientific discipline and, ideally, a post-graduate qualification or experience in epidemiology, statistics or other relevant subject. 

Salary will be on the Grade 5 salary scale (£27,285 per annum).

As this post is funded by ARUK/MRC it will be available for two years starting from 1 October 2017.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Joanna Shim or Professor Gary Macfarlane (

This post is not on the current “shortage occupation” list and does not meet the minimum qualification requirements as issued by the Border and Immigration Agency therefore it will not qualify for a work permit.  Therefore, we are unable to consider applications from candidates for this post who require a work permit to work in the UK.

To apply online for this position visit

Job reference number: EPI015R.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is: 17 October 2017.

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