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Research Assistant/Fellow in Quantitative Methods/Statistics - AR2198HM

University of St Andrews - School of Geography and Sustainable Development

Location: Saint Andrews
Salary: £27,025 to £32,236 p.a.*
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 25th March 2019
Closes: 22nd April 2019
Job Ref: 224245

We are seeking to appoint a talented Research Assistant/Fellow to join a large international, interdisciplinary research project investigating antimicrobial resistance in East Africa. The HATUA consortium (Holistic Approach to Unravelling Antibiotic Resistance in East Africa) is an international collaboration between the UK, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and the US, funded by the National Institutes of Health Research (NIHR), and brings together expertise from medicine, microbiology, biology and social sciences. The purpose of the role will be to provide key data management support for data being collected during the fieldwork period, and to conduct statistical analysis to investigate the drivers of antimicrobial resistance. The successful post holder will be handling large scale linked quantitative medical and social science data, and would be required to perform statistical analysis to an advanced level (training and support will be provided). The background of the candidate will be preferably postgraduate training or experience in medical statistics, biostatistics, applied mathematics, or analysis of large scale social science data.

The candidate will be based in the School of Geography and Sustainable Development within the Population and Health Research Group (, one of the largest groups in the Uk researching the geographies of population, health and housing. The postholder but would be working closely across schools with colleagues in Schools of Medicine (See, Biology (see: and the School of Mathematics and Statistics. They would also play a key role in the HATUA consortium by working alongside data analysts in East Africa, and be involved in capacity building activities. There would be the opportunity for international travel and collaboration with East Africa partners.

For further information and to informally discuss the position, please contact Dr. Katherine Keenan,, +44 1334 463951

*Appointment will be considered at grade 6 (salary £33,199) for candidates with more experience/knowledge with the job description to be amended accordingly.

The University is committed to equality for all, demonstrated through our working on diversity awards (ECU Athena SWAN/Race Charters; Carer Positive; LGBT Charter; and Stonewall).  More details can be found at

For those appointed to the Grade 5 Research Fellow post should be aware that the post does not meet the minimum requirements set by the UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers.  Further information can be found at

Closing Date: 22 April 2019

We encourage applicants to apply online at, however if you are unable to do this, please call +44 (0)1334 462571 for an application pack. 

Please quote ref:  AR2198HM            

The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland (No SC013532).

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