University of Leicester Leicester, Leicestershire
Summary POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE IN EPIDEMIOLOGY OR STATISTICS Vacancy ID:1577 Location:Leicester Department:Health Sciences Vacancy terms:Full time or part-time (minimum 0.6FTE), or job-share will also be considered), fixed-term contract until 31 December 2021 Salary details:Grade 7 £34,804 to £40,322 per annum Hours per week:37.5 Advert closes midnight on:21 Feb 2020 About the role You will join an internationally-renowned Wellcome Trust, MRC and Health Data Research UK funded team within the Department of Health Sciences undertaking original research using unique "big data" from local studies (particularly the EXCEED study) and from collaborative national and international studies. You will use your experience in epidemiology,statistical analysis and data science to contribute to research based on the EXCEED cohort, UK Biobank and other cohort studies. You will undertake large-scale analyses of rich epidemiological datasets, incorporating electronic healthcare data. You will develop and lead research, contributing as a team member to its wider program of research. This will involve contributions to the design and development of new studies,leading research projects and playing a key role in large collaborative epidemiology projects. About you With a PhD in a relevant discipline you will have experience of techniques used in epidemiology, statistics and data science, and ideally experience of applying these to electronic healthcare data. You will have knowledge of computational approaches to scale analyses effectively. You will have a track-record of high-quality research and the ability to work independently and as part of wider research team whilst having effective planning and organisational skills. One of the Department's five research groups, the Genetic Epidemiology Research Group includes approximately 30 staff and students including seven externally funded research fellows. Our research awards total over £19 million and our academics serve on national Science and Career Development Panels. The group undertakes large-scale genomic epidemiology research to advance drug development and precision medicine, and develops and applies methods to enable genomic epidemiology studies and causal inference using genetic tools developed from such research. Our focus is on respiratory, cardiovascular, psychiatric and multi morbidity genomics. The EXCEED study, with linked electronic healthcare data, plays a key role in this research. Experience of genetic epidemiology is not required for this role, although training opportunities will be available. Additional information Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Professor Martin Tobin on [email protected] This position is offered as either on either a full time or part time basis (to a minimum of 0.6FTE) or a job-share will also be considered. Leicester is a leading University committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. We are strongly committed to inclusivity, promoting equality and celebrating diversity among our staff and students. You will develop your career in a supportive and collaborative academic environment in one of the world's leading research-intensive universities; elite in the excellence of our research, yet distinctive for the genuine synergy between our research and teaching. In return for your hard work, we offer a working environment that is committed to inclusivity, through promoting equality and valuing diversity. We offer a generous salary package with excellent pension scheme and a high annual leave allowance. Located close to Leicester city centre, our award winning campus benefits from a wide range of cafes, a fully equipped sports centre and nursery facilities. Further information regarding our extensive range of staff benefits is available here. Proud member of the Disability Confident employer scheme About Disability Confident A Disability Confident employer will generally offer an interview to any applicant that declares they have a disability and meets the minimum criteria for the job as defined by the employer. It is important to note that in certain recruitment situations such as high-volume, seasonal and high-peak times, the employer may wish to limit the overall numbers of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people. For more details please go to Disability Confident .