Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow

University of Leeds - Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine (LIRMM)

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a background in analysis or epidemiology and experience with large datasets? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

We are seeking to appoint a talented (Senior) Research Fellow to work with the Osteoarthritis Research Group within the Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine.

One of the major areas of research within the Osteoarthritis Research Group is the development of patient phenotypes to improve early diagnosis, prediction of response to treatment and targeted interventions. This project will utilise a 5000 patient, longitudinal cohort of early and progressive knee OA populations with the aim to explore the relationships between MR imaging features and clinical disease progression. The post-holder will work alongside our statisticians. A key component of the role will involve leading on the write-up of projects and the preparation of manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals. The post-holder will report to Dr Sarah Kingsbury and Professor Philip Conaghan.

Applicants should have a proven ability to write scientific manuscripts, a postdoctoral qualification (MSc or PhD) or significant research experience, and experience in biostatistics, epidemiology and/or data analysis. Experience of analysing large, datasets and knowledge of statistical packages such as Stata would be advantageous.

Based at Chapel Allerton Hospital this post is available immediately for a fixed term of one year, with the possibility of extension dependent on funding.

To explore the post further or for any enquiries you may have, please contact:

Dr Sarah Kingsbury, Osteoarthritis Strategic Lead
Tel: +44 (0)113 392 4878, email:

Further Information

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. The School of Medicine gained the Silver award in 2016. We are committed to being an inclusive medical school that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.

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