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About the role

We are looking for a Research Associate or Research Assistant to join the Department of Health Sciences. 

The role will involve carrying out research, contributing as a team member to the MRC-funded project on “Inferring relative treatment effects from combined randomised and observational data“, based within the Biostatistics Research Group in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of Leicester and in collaboration with colleagues at the Universities of Bristol and York. As a Research Associate your research will be independent and as a Research Assistant your research will be supervised.

The post will involve the development and application of statistical methods as well as guidance on different ways in which observational evidence can be used in decision making in a Health Technology Assessment (HTA) context. This methodological development will be carried out within several work-packages using a series of real-world case studies to illustrate these.

This position is available as either a Research Assistant (Grade 6) or a Research Associate (Grade 7) dependent on knowledge, experience and career stage.
About you
As a Research Assistant you will be educated to MSc level in Biostatistics/Medical Statistics, Applied Statistics/Statistics, Epidemiology, Health Technology Assessment or a closely related area and have excellent communication skills.

 You will have experience in one or more of:

  • Biostatistics/Medical Statistics/Applied Statistics/Epidemiology/Health Technology Assessment/Operational Research
  • analysis of RCT and observational patient level data
  • simulation-based methods (including Markov Chain Monte Carlo)
  • meta-analysis/evidence synthesis methods (including network meta-analysis)

As a Research Associate you will be educated to PhD level (or relevant MSc plus research experience) in Biostatistics/Medical Statistics, Applied Statistics/Statistics, Epidemiology, Health Technology Assessment, Health Economics or a closely related area. You will also have outstanding communication skills, and a proven ability to contribute to the development of presentations and peer reviewed publications.

You will have high-level expertise in one or more of:

  • Biostatistics/Medical Statistics/Applied Statistics/Epidemiology/Health Technology Assessment/Operational Research/Health Economics
  • analysis of RCT and observational patient level data
  • simulation-based methods (including Markov Chain Monte Carlo)
  • meta-analysis/evidence synthesis methods (including network meta-analysis)
Additional information
Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to one of the following:

Prof Keith R Abrams, keith.abrams@le.ac.uk

Prof Laura Gray, lg48@le.ac.uk

Prof Nuala Sheehan, nas11@le.ac.uk

Prof Sylwia Bujkiewicz, sylwia.bujkiewicz@le.ac.uk

Prof Alex Sutton, ajs22@le.ac.uk

As part of the University’s ongoing commitment to professional development, this role will also be considered on a seconded basis for existing staff members. Please ensure this is discussed with your line manager prior to applying. More information regarding secondments can be found here.
 
Leicester is a leading University committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. 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 competitive salary package with excellent pension scheme and a generous 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.