Research Fellow

University of Leicester - Health Sciences

College of Life Sciences

Fixed-term contract for one year

Together our staff and students are discovering innovative ways to change the world for the better and there has never been a more exciting time for you to join us. We are one of the top universities worldwide and have a long-held international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Based on an award-winning campus in the heart of the UK, we pride ourselves on our diverse and supportive academic environment.

We are looking for a research fellow with high level innovative research skills to carry out quantitative data analysis and day to day management of a 1-year study in which we will standardise a parent questionnaire of children’s early cognitive development. The Parent Report of Children’s Abilities-Revised (PARCA-R) is a parent-completed questionnaire used to assess the early development of children’s cognitive and language skills. Previous studies have shown that the PARCA-R questionnaire has good validity and reliability and can be used to identify children born preterm who have moderate to severe developmental delay at 2 years of age. In this project we will carry out secondary analyses of existing data to standardise the questionnaire and produce norm-referenced standardised scores so that the questionnaire can be used to assess children’s development and identify those with developmental delay at 2 years of age. You will lead on the identification, development and application of appropriate statistical techniques to produce the norm-referenced standardised scores, as well as the development and maintenance of data documentation for the study. You will also contribute to a literature review, the development of an administration manual for the PARCA-R and to the dissemination of research outputs.

As the ideal candidate, you will have a PhD in Biostatistics, Medical Statistics or Psychology and extensive experience in quantitative statistical analyses. You will also have experience in preparing manuscripts for publication in high quality, peer-reviewed journals and an understanding of the data protection guidelines in relation to data management and analyses.

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A job sharing arrangement will be considered for this role.

This post is also available on a secondment basis. Please discuss this with your current line manager if you would like to be considered for a secondment.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Dr Samantha Johnson on sjj19@le.ac.uk or 0116 252 5798.

The closing date for this post is midnight on 18 December 2017.

We anticipate that assessments will take place on 09 January 2018.

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