Research Associate/Fellow (fixed term)

University of Nottingham - Rheumatology, Orthopaedics & Dermatology

Location: UK Other

Salary: £26,495 to £31,604 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £29799 with relevant PhD).

Nottingham Academic Rheumatology, part of the Division of Rheumatology, Dermatology and Orthopaedics, is one of the world leading research group for clinical research in osteoarthritis and gout. The team conducts clinical trials, epidemiological studies and evidence based medicine research. Recently, we have expanded our epidemiological research into real world, big data such as the Clinical Practice Research Data-link (CPRD) to examine prevalence and incidence of disease, its comorbidities and treatment effect and side effects. A research project aiming to investigate benefits of statins in osteoarthritis is currently planned and we are looking for an enthusiastic researcher who is interested to learn how to undertake research using big data (over 1 million entries). The successful candidate will carry out a cohort study to determine whether statin users would have less risk of developing end stage osteoarthritis measured as total joint replacement compared with non-users. The successful candidate will be involved in writing up the protocol, identifying the cohort and controls, extracting and cleaning the data, analysing the data, presenting the results and writing the paper(s) for publication. Training will be provided for the candidate who has no experience with CPRD.

This is a collaborative project with Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, China. The successful candidate will be expected to work with other members within the team and the collaborators from Xiangya Hospital to develop future projects and apply for funding to support the projects. 

The main duties will include co-ordinating the project, writing the ISAC (Independent Scientific Assessment Committee) application, identifying cohort, cleaning data, analysing data, and preparing manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication.

Candidates must hold or be near completion (thesis submitted) of a PhD in epidemiology or clinical research.

This is a full time, fixed term post until 30th September 2018.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Helen Richardson email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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