Research Associate in Epidemiology / Biostatistics

University College London - Institute of Child Health, Population, Policy and Practice Programme

This post is part of a programme of research within the Policy Research Unit in the Health of Children, Young People and Families (CPRU), funded by the Department of Health. The post will form part of the healthcare provision theme of CPRU. The group is based at UCL GOS Institute of Child Health and sits within the Population, Policy and Practice Programme, which consists of a multi-disciplinary group of researchers with an international reputation for population-level and clinical research that influences public health policy and practice.

The post offers an exciting opportunity to conduct rigorous research in a multidisciplinary environment where the researcher will gain experience in using large administrative healthcare datasets to inform child health policy and practice.

The post holder will be encouraged to work across the five themes within CPRU and to work with cross-cutting themes on health economics and qualitative research.

This post is funded until 31 December 2018 in the first instance and depending on the experience and qualifications of the successful applicant at the point of recruitment, the salary may be higher or lower than that advertised.

PhD (or about to submit a PhD) in statistics, quantitative social science or epidemiology using large datasets or related area (or equivalent experience) Research experience of analysis of large, complex data sets using standard software packages (e.g. Stata or R)  Experience of accessing and using routine healthcare data or other similar administrative data. Experience of writing papers for peer-reviewed journals Experience in reviewing health, education or social care policy and/or generating research-informed policy and practice recommendations.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact ich.hr@ucl.ac.uk  

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: 24 November 2017

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