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Research Fellow - Population Statistician

Queen's University Belfast - Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Location: Belfast
Salary: £33,199 to £39,610 per annum (potential to progress to £43,266 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 17th June 2019
Closes: 5th August 2019
Job Ref: 19/107556

Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland, with a distinguished heritage and history. With over 24,000 students, 4,200 staff and an annual turnover of some £300m, Queen’s University Belfast plays a unique leadership role in Northern Ireland. As a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, Queen’s University Belfast combines excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos.

This exciting position will allow the successful candidate to join the recently established Health Data Research Wales Northern Ireland Substantive Site, one of only six sites in the UK as part an initial overall investment of £54M by Health Data Research UK (HDR-UK). Particular thematic areas include Modernising Public Health and Enabling Precision Medicine.

The successful candidate will become a member of the QUB HDR-Wales Northern Ireland research team assisting Prof Liam Heaney and Professor Frank Kee in a programme of research focused on using electronic health records and public health data-sets to better define determinants and outcomes of respiratory health and wellbeing in the Northern Ireland population, addressing, initially, asthma and associated multi-morbidity. The post will involve the application of hypothesis-driven statistical approaches for discovery and validation of novel phenotypes and predictors of outcomes using large existing population administrative data, clinical registers and electronic health records. Northern Ireland has one of the most developed electronic health records and public health data-sets in the UK, so the applicant will have the opportunity to conduct high quality research that will resonate at local, national and global levels.

This post is available until 31 January 2024.

The successful candidate must:

  • Have, or about to obtain, a PhD in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, computer science or a related area.
  • Recent, relevant research experience, involving a range of modern statistical approaches relevant to the interrogation of large population based and clinical data-sets

Further information can be found at

Salary scale: £33,199 - £39,610 per annum (potential to progress to £43,266 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution)

Closing date: Monday 5 August 2019

For full job details and essential/desirable criteria please refer to the candidate information link on our website by clicking apply. For further information or assistance contact The Resourcing Team, People and Culture, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from people with a disability.

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.

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