Senior Research Fellow in Primary Care Epidemiology (Fixed-term)

University of Nottingham - Primary Care

Location: University Park

Salary: £38,833 to £47,722 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

Applications are invited for the above post based within the Primary Care Epidemiology Research Group within the Division of Primary Care, School of Medicine. This new Senior Research Fellow post has been created to support the Mental Health & Technology theme of the recently-funded NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre.

The successful candidate will undertake a range of research activities within the team. This includes but is not limited to, research into the safety and utilisation of medicines used to treat mental health conditions with a view to developing decision aids for use in clinical practice. The successful candidate will also lead on, planning, developing and delivering the research project to primarily investigate the safety and utilisation of medicines, principally in mental health (antidepressants), with aim of developing decision aids for use in clinical practice; manage the application of a range of methodologies, approaches and techniques appropriate to the type of research being pursued; where appropriate, investigate and devise research methods and approaches; acquire, analyse, interpret and evaluate research findings/data using approaches, techniques, models and methods selected or developed for the purpose. The role holder will be expected, where appropriate, to lead on identifying further funding opportunities and plan, develop and win support for innovative research development proposals and funding bids.

Candidates must have PhD in medical statistics, clinical epidemiology, health services research, public health, statistics or similar subject with a strong numeric component; have in depth understanding of research methodology and epidemiological methods and be able to carry out complex statistical analyses using Stata, interpret findings and present results and have considerable research experience in a UK health research setting. Candidates will have a track record of at least 3 peer reviewed research publications in health research/epidemiology in the last 5 years. Experience of obtaining or reviewing grant applications and line managing junior staff is desirable. Candidates will give a 5 minutes presentation at the interview, details of which will be supplied with the invitation to interview.

This post will be offered on fixed-term contract until 31 March 2022 and is available immediately. This is a full-time post (36.25 hours per week) however applications are also welcome from candidates wishing to work part-time (minimum 29 hours per week). Please specify in your application if you wish to work part-time and the number of preferred hours. Job share arrangements will be considered for this post.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof Julia Hippisley-Cox, email: Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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

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