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Research Fellow in Epidemiology – UCL

The posts offer an excellent career development opportunity for post-doctoral researchers trained in statistical analysis and epidemiological methods, with experience of analysing large administrative data sets, such as Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) or similar.

The post-holder will work on the ‘Data for Children’ workstream of the National Institute for Health Research School for Public Health Research Children and Young People theme.

The aim of this workstream is to provide data platforms for understanding child health systems, and for evaluation of policies and interventions. This will involve analysing whole country administrative data cohorts of children and young people for informing public health policies and interventions at local and national level. The administrative data cohorts have been previously developed through linkage between civil registration (birth and death records) and hospital admission data.

A key focus of the research will be to examine the association between multiple indicators of disadvantage, for example low socio-economic position, parental disability, or non-majority ethnic group, and child health outcomes, and how this association varies across local authorities in England. In particular, the research will examine the association between ethnicity and parental migration, and child health outcomes. The project will include examining the risk of COVID19 disease by ethnic group among children in England.

Duration of this post is funded until 31st March 2022 in the first instance.

Key Requirements

Doctorate in epidemiology, statistics, demography or other relevant quantitative science or equivalent level of attainment.

Experience of analysis of large, longitudinal data sets by writing and executing code in statistical software packages (eg Stata or R).

Cleaning and management of complex databases using statistical software packages, SQL, R, Stata or equivalent.

Writing papers for peer-reviewed journals.

Literature searching and review.

Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary £31,542 – £33,257 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

More information

To find out more about this role please visit the UCL website here.

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