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Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Social Epidemiology - AR2613SB

University of St Andrews - School of Geography & Sustainable Development

Location: St Andrews
Salary: £34,304 per annum.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th October 2021
Closes: 1st November 2021
Job Ref: 317471

Start: As soon as possible.
Fixed term: 18 months.

We are seeking to appoint a postdoctoral Research Fellow in Social Epidemiology to work on an innovative health project entitled ‘Social inequalities in chronic disease trajectories in mid and later life: taking account of multimorbidities’ funded by the Academy of Medical Sciences until 2023. The post is available for 18 months initially.

The purpose of the role will be to independently conduct analysis on linked administrative and health records in Scotland, and write up the results for dissemination at conferences and through high impact peer-reviewed publications. The successful post holder will be expected to work with large scale individual level linked census and health records in a safe setting, and linked administrative and health data as part of the HDR UK Multimorbidity cohort.

The background of the candidate will be doctoral training in a field involving large scale quantitative health data analysis, including: epidemiology, demography, quantitative geography, or medical statistics, or related disciplines. The candidate should ideally have experience conducting advanced longitudinal analysis on administrative data.

This project is based in the School of Geography and Sustainable Development within the Population and Health Research Group (, but working closely with colleagues in Schools of Medicine (See and with Computer Science (see:, who are conducting inter-related research. The candidate will join a large interdisciplinary group of multimorbidity researchers at St Andrews but with links to other institutions across the UK.

For further information and to informally discuss the position, please contact Dr Katherine Keenan,, +44 1334 463951 or Professor Colin McCowan

Applications are particularly welcome from women, people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in research posts at the University.

Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of the St Andrews experience. We strive to create a fair and inclusive culture demonstrated through our commitment to diversity awards (Athena Swan, Carer Positive, LGBT Charter, Race Charters and Stonewall). We celebrate diversity by promoting profiles of BAME, LGBTIQ+ staff and supporting networks including the Staff BAME Network; Staff with Disabilities Network; Staff LGBTIQ+ Network; and the Staff Parents & Carers Network. Full details available online:

The School of Geography and Sustainable Development holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and is fully committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. More information can be found at

Please quote ref: AR2613SB

Closing Date: 1 November 2021

Further Particulars: AR2613SB.doc

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