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 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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