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Data Analyst: Biostatistician/Epidemiologist

University of Dundee - Population Health and Genomics

Location: Dundee
Salary: £32,817 to £49,553 Grade 7-8
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 24th January 2020
Closes: 23rd February 2020
Job Ref: SMED0662

The University of Dundee has an opportunity for an experienced and ambitious Data Analyst: Biostatistician/Epidemiologist to join their Health Data Research UK (HDRUK) Scotland team working on precision therapeutics. With the increasing availability of ‘big-data’ in health, and in particular access to Scotland-wide prescribing, laboratory and outcome data, with linkage to large genomic bioresources, this is an exciting opportunity to explore beneficial and adverse outcomes of drugs and the potential harm from drug interactions.

You will have proven expertise in the analysis of large health datasets and pharmacoepidemiology, and an understanding of statistical genetics methods. You will be highly motivated to work alone and in collaboration with others to achieve quality analysis output ready for publication.

This post offers a fantastic opportunity for practical application of statistical methods, statistical genetics, and pharmacology and will result in extensive publication that will directly inform clinical care.

The University of Dundee enjoys an international reputation for excellence that attracts top-class students and academics from across the world – with over 140 countries represented in the University community. You will be based at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, one of Europe’s largest teaching hospitals where the School of Medicine provides outstanding opportunities in medical education and training supported by world class research facilities.

Your priorities will include:

  • Conducting data analyses, maintaining well documented analysis code and preparing analysis output ready for presentation and publication 
  • Actively collaborating in drafting co-authored publications with the rest of the team and the larger consortia
  • Working with the HDRUK precision therapeutics team in other centres
  • Liaising with, and providing statistical input to, other analyses on-going within HDRUK Scotland as required

Who we’re looking for:

  • Higher Degree/PhD in numerate discipline, i.e. statistics, mathematics, epidemiology or equivalent;
  • Experience of analysing large datasets;
  • Experience of data manipulation, cleaning and data management;
  • Experience of presenting data analysis results to non-statisticians;
  • Experience of preparing data output for publication.

The calibre of research at Dundee is high, with 95 per cent of staff working in areas of national or international excellence. Dundee benefits from a developed network of inter-disciplinary researchers collaborating across various Schools across our community.

For further information about this position please contact Ewan Pearson at e.z.pearson@dundee.ac.uk; tel 01382 383387 or Bruce Guthrie at bruce.guthrie@ed.ac.uk.

The diversity of our staff and students helps to make the University of Dundee a UK university of choice for undergraduate, postgraduate and distance learning. Family friendly policies, staff networks for BME, Disabled and LGBT staff, membership of Athena SWAN, the ECU Race Equality Charter and Stonewall as well a full range of disability services, create an enjoyable and inclusive place to work.

The closing date for applications is 23rd February 2020.

   
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