Research Associate in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
University of Cambridge Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
United Kingdom

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is looking to recruit a Research Associate on a part time basis (0.5FTE).

The role will involve statistical analysis of data from the POPStar project, with additional elements of data management and linkage. The POPStar project is a data linkage project investigating how conditions in the womb can predict the future health of mothers and their children. We have a remarkable opportunity to study the health of ~4,000 mother-child pairs who participated in the Pregnancy Outcome Prediction Study (POPS). POPS recruited pregnant women at the Rosie between 2008 ¿ 2012 and collected very detailed information on pregnancy outcomes, growth, and development in the womb. The information collected during pregnancy, from interviews, blood samples and extra scans, is unique and has been used to draw important conclusions about the immediate health of mothers and babies.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD or equivalent research experience within a relevant field, as well as being able to display advanced data analysis skills.

Conversations about flexible working are encouraged at the University of Cambridge. Please feel free to discuss flexibility prior to applying (using the contact information below) or at interview if your application is successful.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to: Dr Catherine Aiken, email: cema2@cam.ac.uk

If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact ClusterHR@medschl.cam.ac.uk

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 32 months in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check. This appointment also requires a Research Passport application.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Closing Date: 6th December 2020

Please quote reference RI24729 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.


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