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Research Assistant/Associate

Imperial College London - School of Public Health

Location: London
Salary: £35,477 to £40,215 per annum,
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 21st August 2019
Closes: 19th September 2019
Job Ref: MED01412


Research Assistant – £35,477- £38,566 per annum

Research Associate – £40,215


Dr Foster Unit, 3 Dorset Rise, London EC4Y 8EN 

Job Summary 

You will join a team examining variations in quality and safety in healthcare provision and developing indicators for use in the NHS and internationally.

The aim of the research is to identify and develop indicators of quality of delivery of healthcare using routinely collected administrative health data. 

There is a great deal of scope for original research in this data-rich environment. You will focus on analyses of inpatient data and the development of useful outcome indicators using methods such as multi-level modelling and statistical process control charts. Examples of future work will include expanding prospective surveillance methods and further analysis of inequalities in health care.

Duties and responsibilities 

  • The analysis of health service and other data
  • Ensuring the validity and reliability of analyses at all times
  • Maintaining accurate and complete records of all findings
  • Presenting findings to colleagues
  • Publication in high quality journals and to present data at national and international meetings, seminars and other presentations
  • Providing advice to other staff and students
  • Attendance at relevant workshops and conferences as necessary
  • Developing contacts within the College and the wider community
  • Promoting the reputation of the Unit, the Department and the College
  • Participation in Group/Unit research meetings and internal seminars 

For those eligible for the Research Associate post, some teaching duties for undergraduates and postgraduates will be required. 

Essential requirements 

For a Research Assistant level, an MSc (or equivalent)  in Epidemiology, Statistics, Health Services Research or a related numerate subject is essential. For a Research Associate level, a PhD (or equivalent) in Epidemiology, Statistics, Health Services Research or a related numerate subject is essential. 

Further Information 

Further information on the work of the unit can be found at: 

The post is full-time, fixed term until 31 May 2021.

The research team are based at premises near Blackfriars station, London. The unit was pivotal in triggering the investigation into emergency care at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £35,477- £38,566 per annum.

Should you have any queries please contact: Dr Paul Aylin’s PA – Katherine Williams at: 

For technical issues when applying online please email 

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

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