Research Associate in Biostatistics

Job Reference : BM&H-10291
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 28/07/2017
Salary : £31,076 to £38,183 per annum according to relevant experience
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Biology, Medicine & Health
Division : Population Health, Health Services Research & Primary Care
Hours Per week : Full time
Contract Duration : 1 October 2017 until 31 March 2020

The NHS and Diabetes UK are introducing Healthier You: the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP). People in England who are at risk of type 2 diabetes will be offered a practical course which aims to help them change their lifestyle and reduce their diabetes risk. DIPLOMA is a new £2 million programme of research, which will provide a comprehensive assessment of the NHS DPP.

We are recruiting a statistician with experience of analysing observational data. You will investigate what health outcomes patients achieve in the NHS DPP, and whether variation in take-up and outcomes is associated with the services delivered and patient characteristics. Analysis will be undertaken using an individual level patient data set collected by NHS DPP providers. You will have the opportunity to report on-going findings to the NHS, in order to influence the roll-out of the programme.

You will join The Centre for Biostatistics, which has an international reputation for applied collaborative research and innovative statistical research. This full time post is available from 1st October 2017 for 2.5 years.

It is expected that interviews will take place on 17 August 2017.

The School is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr Sarah Cotterill


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Further Particulars:


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.