NUFFIELD DEPARTMENT OF ORTHOPAEDICS, RHEUMATOLOGY AND MUSCULOSKELETAL SCIENCES (NDORMS)
Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Pharmaco-epidemiological Methods (143817)
Grade 7: Salary in the range of £32,817 - £38,017 per annum
Applications are invited for the position of a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant in Pharmaco-epidemiological Methods to join Musculoskeletal Pharmaco- and Device epidemiology research group led by Professor Daniel Prieto-Alhambra at the Botnar Research Centre, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS), Oxford.
As a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant in Pharmaco-epidemiological Methods you will support research projects from inception to reporting and dissemination/publication. Analyse and interpret routinely collected datasets both nationally and internationally as part of ongoing and future research projects. You will develop analysis plans, protocols, ethical (and similar panel) submissions, standard operating procedures, governance and regulatory submissions as required for ongoing and future studies. You will generate and analyse simulation studies for the investigation of pharmaco-epidemiological methods. It will also be your responsibility to report research findings in the form of conference abstracts at national and international conferences, and lead and/or support the drafting of scientific manuscripts, reports to funders and other materials for lay public audiences based on the results from the completed analyses and research studies.
You will hold a Doctoral degree (or near completion) in medical statistics, epidemiology, pharmaco-epidemiology or a related field. Experience in pharmacoepidemiology and/or studies using routinely collected health data, knowledge of medical statistics and epidemiology as well demonstrable expertise in the use of statistical packages, preferably SAS or/and R and are essential. Experience of conducting detailed reviews of recent literature, experience presenting at international conferences, and experience in propensity score/s, instrumental variable/s, and/or other methods to adjust for confounding for indication in pharmaco-epidemiological studies are desirable.
This is a full-time fixed-term appointment initially for 2 years.
The closing date for this position is 12 noon on Friday 10th January 2020. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.
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