|Salary:||£39,508 to £47,355|
|Placed On:||27th March 2023|
|Closes:||13th April 2023|
The mission of the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health is to improve the health and well-being of children, and the adults they will become, through world-class research, education and public engagement. The UCL GOS ICH, together with its clinical partner Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, forms the largest concentration of children’s health research outside North America. GOS ICH’s activities include active engagement with children and families, to ensure that our work is relevant and appropriate to their needs. GOS ICH generates the funding for our research by setting out our proposals in high quality applications to public, charitable and industrial funding bodies and disseminates the results of our research by publication in the medical and scientific literature, to clinicians, policy makers and the wider public. The Institute offers world-class education and training across a wide range of teaching and life learning programmes whic! h address the needs of students and professional groups who are interested in and undertaking work relevant to child health.
About the role
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an individual with expertise of analysing large, complex databases to work on two novel projects linking national, administrative data to environmental data: the Air Pollution, housing and respiratory tract Infections in Children: NatIonal birth Cohort study (PICNIC) study (funded by the UK Medical Research Council) and the Kids’ Environment and Health Cohort, funded by Economic and Social Research Council. The post holder will contribute to analyses of the PICNIC datasets, focusing particularly on the impact of air pollution and adverse housing conditions on admissions due to upper respiratory infections and chronic manifestations of respiratory infections, such as tonsillectomies. Further, the post holder will support the development of the Kids’ Environment and Health Cohort by cleaning and validating the cohort datasets, developing user guides, training and documentation. There is significant scope for the post hold! er to pur sue their own research interests within the field of environmental impacts on children’s respiratory health. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with experience in environmental epidemiology or health geography to develop their skills in analysing administrative datasets such as Hospital Episode Statistics, Census or the National Pupil Database. The post holder will be able to draw on support for statistical analysis, data management and interpretation within the Child Health Informatics Group at the Institute of Child Health, and the project partners based in other universities. Training in information governance, administrative data analysis, data linkage, causal mediation methods and geographical information systems will be available. The post is funded until December 2025 in the first instance
The successful candidate will have a doctorate in epidemiology, statistics, demography, geography or other relevant quantitative science or equivalent level of attainment. You will also have experience in the analysis of large, longitudinal data sets by writing and executing code in statistical software packages (eg Stata or R) as well as Cleaning and management of complex databases using statistical software packages, SQL, R, Stata or equivalent experience of research using geocoded environmental data linked to health, education, Census or vital statistics data. You will also need experience in carrying out research in environmental epidemiology or health geography, writing papers for peer-reviewed journals and carrying out literature searching and review.
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