University of Oxford: Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology & Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS)
Senior Research Associate in Pharmacoepidemiology (130593)
Grade 8: Salary in the range of £39,992- £47,722 p.a.
We are seeking a Senior Research Associate in Pharmacoepiemiology at the Centre for Statistics in Medicine, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Muscoskeletal Science, to be based at the Botnar Research Centre, Oxford. You will join the Pharmaco- and Device epidemiology research group, a dynamic and successful group led by Associate Professor Prieto-Alhambra, working to improve undertsanding of the safety and effectiveness of new and long-licensed medications and devices for the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, arthritis, osteoporosis and other related conditions.
As a Senior Research Associate in Pharacoepidemiology, you will work on on-going trials and studies to support this research through local, national and international collaborations. Future studies in this same field have been recently awarded and will become part of your research portfolio in due course. Your responsibilities will include (amongst others): coordinating and supporting a suite of research projects from inception through to dissemination/publication, analysis and interpretation of routinely collected databases, formal supervision and line management of junior statisticians and/or epidemiologists and supervision of PhD students.
You will have a Doctoral degree in pharmacoepidemiology or related field, demonstrable expertise in statistical packages as well as ability to work within multi-disciplinary teams and independently.Knowledge of medical statistics and epidemiology, abilty to work to tight deadliens as well as abilty to write reports to tight deadlines is essential. Ability to develop and apply new statistical concepts, experience in propensity score/s, instrumental variable/s as well as experience of making presentations at international conferences are desirable.
The closing date for this position is 12 noon on 29 September 2017. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.
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About Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford
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Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences
The Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS) is part of the Medical Sciences Division and is one of the largest academic and clinical departments of orthopaedics, rheumatology and musculoskeletal sciences in Europe. The department is based at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre (NOC), which is the largest musculoskeletal clinical centre in the UK. We currently employ approximately 330 staff, have a grants portfolio worth £80 million, and an annual turnover in excess of £26 million.
The Botnar Research Centre, on the NOC site, provides a unique setting in which basic science researchers from cell biology, genetics and engineering backgrounds can interact with each other as well as with practising clinicians, and have access to patients. The Institute provides facilities for approximately 200 research staff.
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The Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology is world famous for its development of anti-TNF therapy for the treatment of the chronic debilitating disease, rheumatoid arthritis, which has improved the lives of millions of patients. The Institute carries out research in the fields of immunology, autoimmunity, inflammation, matrix biology and tissue destruction, with a long term objective of ‘translating’ this research into clinical application. The major diseases of interest are rheumatoid arthritis and the equally debilitating disease of osteoarthritis. The Institute provides facilities for approximately 180 research staff.
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