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Research Associate in Epidemiology or Biostatistics
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: BMH-015797

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 14/11/2020

Salary: £32,816 to £34,804 per annum (according to relevant experience)

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Biology, Medicine & Health

School/ Directorate: Musculoskeletal & Dermatological Sciences

Hours per week: Full Time

Contract Duration: Fixed term for 6 months in the first instance, followed by a further 12 month extension subject to an interim project review

We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic research associate to work on projects focused on opioid utilisation and safety, an area of international interest.  You will take a leading role in the analysis of two research studies utilising primary and secondary care electronic health records (EHRs) and join a growing team of analysts and methodologists based in the Centre for Epidemiology Versus Arthritis (CfE). The CfE is an internationally recognised Centre of Excellence for musculoskeletal epidemiology in the UK and a part of the Centre for Musculoskeletal Research, a EULAR Centre of Excellence.  You will collaborate on projects in a multidisciplinary research environment, be supported in their professional development, whilst working with colleagues also from the Centre of Health Informatics and from Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.

Based at the CfE, you will work with established primary care EHRs from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) as well as emerging linked secondary and primary care EHRs from Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, a Global Digital Exemplar site. Focussed on patients with musculoskeletal conditions and post-surgery, the projects will address a range of research questions to identify patients at high-risk of opioid-related harms. You will gain experience in using a range of platforms using state-of the art statistical methods to address clinically important research questions, with potential to drive improvements in future prescribing of opioids and impact policy. Remote starts will be possible.

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. All appointment will be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Blended working arrangements may be considered

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

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr Meghna Jani



Name: Professor William Dixon


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Tel : 0161 850 2004

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

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.


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