Research Associate in Quantitative Analysis
Imperial College London School of Public Health
United Kingdom

Job summary

This project involves quantitative analysis of real NHS data and is an exciting opportunity for an individual who is looking to develop their career as a health services researcher or statistician. You will join a small project team studying variations in patient outcomes using large NHS databases, led by Prof Paul Aylin, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, and Dr Alex Bottle, Reader in Medical Statistics.

Job listing information

  • Reference MED01869
  • Date posted 5 June 2020
  • Closing date 7 July 2020

Key information about the role

  • Location Charing Cross Campus (map)
  • Position type Full time, fixed term
  • Salary £40,215 – £47,579 plus benefits
  • Department School of Public Health
  • Category Researcher / Non Clinical Researcher

Job description

Job summary

This project involves quantitative analysis of real NHS data and is an exciting opportunity for an individual who is looking to develop their career as a health services researcher or statistician.

You will join a small project team studying variations in patient outcomes using large NHS databases, led by Prof Paul Aylin, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, and Dr Alex Bottle, Reader in Medical Statistics.

Duties and responsibilities

The post is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Services and Delivery Research stream, project 17/99/72: “What happens between first symptoms and first acute exacerbation of COPD? Mapping and prediction study”. The project begins with an initial scoping of patient experiences of getting diagnosed with chronic lung disease, to include focus groups with patients, which will inform the main part of the project.

This is a quantitative analysis of the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) to describe the diagnosis and management of the condition and to build risk prediction models for the first acute exacerbation. The results will inform the National COPD Audit and future updates of clinical guidelines but will also give clinicians and patients better information to improve the care and quality of life for people with this common, serious condition.

Essential requirements

The post requires a PhD (or equivalent) in Epidemiology, Statistics, Health Economics, Health Services Research or a related numerate subject.

You will also have knowledge of medical research methods, basic statistical techniques such as logistic regression and competence in software such as SAS and R; experience with administrative health data or electronic health records would be an advantage.

Further information

This post is full-time and fixed term until 31 August 2021 in the first instance and will be based at the Dr Foster Unit, near St Paul’s Cathedral, and Charing Cross Hospital Campus, Hammersmith.

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £35,477- £38,566 per annum

Should you have any queries please contact Alex Bottle - robert.bottle@imperial.ac.uk

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

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. 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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