|Salary:||£35,333 to £39,745 per annum, Grade I (Pathway 2a)|
|Placed On:||29th March 2023|
|Closes:||19th April 2023|
We are looking for an enthusiastic and skilled epidemiologist to join the Musculoskeletal Research Unit at Bristol Medical School, as part of the new NIHR-funded Global Health and Ageing Research Unit. We are seeking a dynamic, organised, researcher who wants to develop a career in global health epidemiology.
This post offers an exciting opportunity for a skilled epidemiologist to join Bristol Medical School, as part of the new NIHR-funded Global Health and Ageing Research Unit. Working within an international multi-disciplinary study team, the post holder will be expected to deliver high quality and rigorous research in collaboration with partners in South Africa, Zimbabwe and The Gambia.
Thanks to advances in health and sanitation, around the world people are living longer than ever before, with the greatest changes happening in Africa. In these added years of life, older people understandably want health and wellbeing, that is ‘healthy ageing’. However, currently many African countries, with challenged healthcare services and limited resources, are finding it hard to provide for rapidly ageing populations, meaning older people are more likely to be living with disability and dependence. We have an established research network across The Gambia, South Africa and Zimbabwe on which this research programme is built. We want to understand why some people age healthily and some ‘unhealthily’ in these three very different countries, to ultimately inform the development of interventions that aim to maintain health with age.
What will you be doing?
The research programme will analyse pre-collected data from these 3 countries to determine the epidemiology of healthy and unhealthy ageing, what disease clusters predispose to unhealthy ageing, and how healthy ageing is associated with quality of life.
You should apply if
Candidates should have a Masters (or equivalent considerable experience) in a discipline of relevance to epidemiology or statistics. We are particularly interested in appointing someone with an interest in global health research.
Contract type: Open Ended with funding for 2 years
Shift pattern: 35h per week
This advert will close at 23:59 GMT on 19/04/2023
For informal queries please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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