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Research Fellow / Data Analyst

City, University of London - School of Health Sciences - Midwifery and Radiography

Location: London
Salary: £38,587 to £42,149 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent, Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 1st October 2021
Closes: 27th October 2021
Job Ref: SHS00060


Founded in 1894, City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 20,000 students (over 40% at postgraduate level), from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last decade City has almost tripled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research. During this period City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its es tate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university.


The Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research, School of Health Sciences, City, University of London wishes to recruit an experienced data analyst with a background in epidemiology and statistics and experience of handling large scale datasets to work on a project which aims to assess whether the outcome of pregnancy in England and Wales varies by time of day, day of the week and season of birth. To do this, it is building on earlier work by City, University of London and partners in England and Wales to use data linkage to enhance the scope of the data available for monitoring maternity care and for research by linking together data about over 7 million births in England and Wales. The project is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council’s Secondary Data Analysis Initiative. The person app oi nted for the final four months of the project will analyse the data on stillbirths. Possibility of secondment and / or part time working.

The project has been under way since January 2020. The person appointed will work with the project co-investigators to analyse the stillbirth data in the linked datasets, draft a journal article and present results in ways that are accessible more widely to professional and lay audiences. The post is based in City, University of London’s School of Health Sciences in Islington, but the analytical work will be done in the secure environment of the Office for National Statistics’ Secure Research Service.

Person specification

Applicants should be qualified to at least Masters level (or equivalent) in epidemiology or statistics with experience of statistical data analysis in health-services or social research. Experience of handling large scale datasets is essential. Experience of research in the mate rnity or perinatal field would be an asset but is not essential.

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

The role is available from 1st December 2021 or earlier by negotiation.

Application Closing date: 27th October 2021 at 11:59pm.

Interviews are scheduled for 3rd November 2021.

Applicants who wish to discuss the post are invited to contact Alison Macfarlane A.

City, University of London is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in all its activities, processes, and culture, for our whole community, including staff, students and visitors.

We welcome applications regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, race, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or social class. For more information on our approaches to encouraging an inclusive environment, please see our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Pages.

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