Senior Research Associate in Health Services Research (Quantitative)
Job number ACAD103954
Division/School – Bristol Medical School
Contract type – Fixed Term Contract
Working pattern – Full or Part time
Salary £37,345 – £42,036 per annum (pro rata if part time)
Closing date for applications 02-Jun-2019
We are seeking to appoint a talented quantitative researcher with expertise in data linkage and statistics in an applied health research setting to work as part of a multidisciplinary team within the Bristol Centre for Surgical Research directed by Professor Jane Blazeby.
You will work on the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit funded BRighteR study led by Miss Shelley Potter which aims to explore the long-term clinical and cost-effectiveness of different approaches to breast reconstruction in patients recruited to the National Mastectomy and Breast Reconstruction Audit cohort. The post is 1 FTE ideally starting as soon as possible.
The role would suit a highly motivated individual with significant experience working with large data sets including HES, medical statistics, epidemiology and applied health research together with an interest in surgical research. You will have a strong background in quantitative methods applied to health services research and a higher degree in a relevant discipline with experience of publishing findings in international peer-reviewed journals. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team.
The post will provide opportunities to design future research studies, apply for external funding and personal fellowships, write for journal publication, teach, and develop an independent research portfolio.
You will be involved in study design; drafting of study protocols; applying for ethical and governance approvals; data collection, preparation of datasets, analysis and interpretation of data. Research methods used include data linkage to routine data sets, questionnaire and health economic modelling studies and development of future studies based on the study findings. There will be opportunities to contribute to writing publications and presenting findings at conferences. Attendance at courses will be encouraged, and other training will be provided as required.
For informal queries please contact: Shelley Potter (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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