Research Assistant / Associate in Public Health
Imperial College London School of Public Health
United Kingdom

Job summary

We are seeking a Research Assistant or Research Associate to join the National Institute of Health Research Applied Research Collaboration (ARC),  Northwest London established since October 2019 with the aim to facilitate and accelerate the translation of research innovations into practice across northwest London. This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of the Information and Intelligence theme of the ARC, to carry out and contribute...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED02038
  • Date posted 17 September 2020
  • Closing date 18 October 2020

Key information about the role

  • Location Charing Cross Campus (map)
  • Position type Full time, fixed term
  • Salary £35,477 – £40,215 plus benefits
  • Department School of Public Health
  • Category Researcher / Non Clinical Researcher

Job description

Job summary

We are seeking a Research Assistant or Research Associate to join the National Institute of Health Research Applied Research Collaboration (ARC),  Northwest London established since October 2019 with the aim to facilitate and accelerate the translation of research innovations into practice across northwest London.

This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of the Information and Intelligence theme of the ARC, to carry out and contribute to research programmes in health informatics and undertake project management work across multi-disciplinary teams.

Duties and responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for designing, conducting and writing up of statistical analyses and research projects in line with the objectives of the Information Intelligence theme and the ARC programme.

You will investigate how new integrated data resources can be harnessed to identify problems across health and social care systems, target interventions and evaluate progress in addressing them.

You will identify and develop suitable techniques, and apparatus, for the collection and analysis of data. You will also deliver technical training on data and statistical topics for the ARC programme at programme and project level.

You will be supporting multidisciplinary project teams in using statistical methods suitable for research and quality improvement, including defining measures, collection, storage, analysis and interpretation of data and helping to establish data quality assurance systems for the programme and projects.

Essential requirements

Research Assistant

  • Master’s Degree in statistics, mathematics, bioinformatics or a closely related discipline, or equivalent research, industrial or commercial experience.

Research Associate

  • PhD in statistics, mathematics, bioinformatics or a closely related discipline, or equivalent research, industrial or commercial experience

Either role

  • Knowledge of statistics, machine learning and data science, applied health research
  • Knowledge of research methods and statistical procedures
  • Extensive practical experience in a broad range of techniques including generalised linear models, multi-level models, survival analyses, time series analysis, dimension reduction techniques, clustering methods and other statistical and machine learning methods
  • Ability to create and evaluate statistical models, and ability to select and deploy appropriate approaches to handling missing data

Further information

This is a full-time and fixed term post available until 30 September 2024 and you will be based at the St Mary’s Campus, Paddington. Please note that remote working is expected for the rest of 2020.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Dr Thomas Woodcock - thomas.woodcock99@imperial.ac.uk.

For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity, we are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level. http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-integrity/animal-research/ 


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