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Research Fellow in Operational Research / Medical Statistics / Data Science

University College London - Department of Mathematics, Clinical Operational Research Unit

Location: London
Salary: £35,328 to £36,291 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance (Grade 7)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 31st October 2018
Closes: 21st November 2018
Job Ref: 1755280

Specific unit / Sub department mClinical Operational Research Unit

Location of position London

Grade 7

(inclusive of London allowance)

£35,328 - £36,291 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities

Applications are invited for a full time Research Fellow to work in the UCL Clinical Operational Research Unit (CORU) on the project 'BHF' with Dr Sonya Crowe. The post is available from 1 February 2019.  

The post involves developing statistical model to understand the long term outcomes of babies born with complex heart defects. The ideal candidate with be leading the collation, cleaning and analysis of healthcare data.

The post is funded by The British Heart Foundation for 3 years in the first instance until 31st January 2022.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate will need a PhD in a subject with a large amount of mathematical content or equivalent, or should be finalising their PHD or waiting for their viva date. The post holder will also require a good first degree in a quantitative discipline with a large amount of mathematical content or equivalent career experience.

In addition, the post holder will need to demonstrate excellent computing skills with knowledge of standard software packages such as Microsoft Office and computer programming skills. They need to have knowledge of statistical or data analysis software, e.g. STATA; SPSS; R; MATLAB. Willingness and flexibility to work in close collaboration with clinicians and others in the Health Service is also essential.

The ideal candidate needs to have experience of conducting data analysis and a track record of publishing peer reviewed academic articles. Excellent written and oral English is essential.

Further Details

A full job description can be accessed below.

To apply for this vacancy click the "apply now" button below.

Any candidates unable to apply online or with queries regarding the application process should contact Mrs Ruksana Begum, tel: +44 (0)20 7679 4509, email

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Sonya Crowe tel: +44 (0)20 7679 4953, email

Candidates may also be interested in applying to a similar post advertised as 1753251.

If you are interested in applying for both posts, please make this clear in the opening sentence of your personal statement. By indicating this, you only need to make one application to apply for both positions. However, if you do not explicitly indicate your wish to apply for both posts then we will only be able to consider you for the post to which you have submitted an application.

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Latest time for the submission of applications 23.59

Interview date 27 & 30 November 2018

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality.

This role does not meet the eligibility requirements for a tier 2 certificate of sponsorship under UK Visas and Immigration legislation. Therefore UCL will not be able to sponsor individuals who require right to work in the UK to carry out this role.

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.

Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job.

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