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Research Associate/ Senior Research Associate in Evidence Synthesis

University of Bristol - Faculty of Health Sciences

Location: Bristol
Salary: £34,304 to £43,434 Grade I or J
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 24th September 2021
Closes: 17th October 2021
Job Ref: ACAD105605

The role

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a statistician with an interest in meta-analysis. The successful candidate will join the multidisciplinary evidence synthesis team at Bristol Medical School. Line managed by Prof Julian Higgins, you will be part of Bristol Appraisal and Review of Research group in the Department of Population Health Sciences. and will undertake statistical evidence syntheses with a variety of research groups in the Department.

What will you be doing?

You will work on evidence syntheses of various forms, with a particular emphasis on Bayesian syntheses likely including network meta-analysis, prevalence estimation and individual participant data meta-analysis. Analyses may address questions about the effects of health interventions, the accuracy of diagnostic or screening tests, prognosis, burden of disease, methodology or other topics. Work will include taking a central role in an evidence synthesis of studies of interventions to prevent obesity in children. In addition, there may be small amounts of work on primary data analyses, as well as opportunities to work on methodological research projects in collaboration with internationally renowned colleagues in the Department.

You should apply if

  • You have strong training in biostatistics.
  • You have some knowledge of meta-analysis
  • You have some familiarity with Bayesian analyses although this is not a requirement and training will be available.
  • You have a relevant PhD – essential for candidates applying for Senior Research Associate.

Additional information

For informal enquiries please contact: Julian Higgins,

Contract type: Open ended with funding to 31 December 2023

This advert will close at 23:59 GMT on Sunday 17th October 2021.

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.

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