Research Associate in Epidemiology / Biostatistics

University College London - UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £34,635 - £41,864 per annum , inclusive of London Allowance.

The post holder will be responsible for a research stream on vulnerable children and families that is part of the Children’s Policy Research Unit, funded by the Department of Health. The postholder will use administrative health data to evaluate health outcomes in vulnerable mothers and children compared with relevant comparator groups, extend previous research on adolescents admitted with adversity-related injury (injuries related to self-harm, violence, or drug or alcohol misuse) to include other indicators of vulnerability, such as mental health problems and young maternal age at first birth.

The research will take into account underlying long-term conditions and use of wider hospital services including attendance at emergency department and outpatient appointments. The postholder will also examine outcomes in vulnerable mothers and children, using linked health care trajectories for mother-child pairs in hospitalisation and primary care data. This work will inform policy interventions by determining how vulnerable families currently use services and determine what factors are associated with service use and whether there might be opportunities for a more integrated, family based approach.

Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary £30,316 -£31,967 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis (including corrections).  

The post is available until 31 December 2018 in the first instance.

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) and experience of accessing and using routine healthcare data or other similar administrative data.

UCL vacancy reference: 1709279        

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 application process, please contact Dil Shah on ich.hr@ucl.ac.uk quoting job reference number.

Interview Date: TBC

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