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Research Associate in BADBIR
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: BMH-016980

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 17/10/2021

Salary: £32,816 to £40,322 per annum (depending on experience)

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Biology, Medicine Health

Division: Division of Musculoskel & Dermatol Sci

Hours Per Week: full time

Contract Duration: starting as soon as possible for 12 months

School / Directorate: School of Biological Sciences

An exciting opportunity has arisen on the British Association of Dermatologists Biologics and Immunomodulators Register (BADBIR;  BADBIR is a long-term pharmacovigilance register of psoriasis patients receiving biologic or conventional systemic therapies. Established in 2007, BADBIR has 20,000 registrations and is the largest such registry for psoriasis globally.

We are seeking a Research Associate to join the team and help fulfil BADBIR’s academic publication plan using a world-leading dataset.  The work will include developing an understanding of the data collected, the complex needs of all BADBIR stakeholders and statistical / epidemiological methods to address limitations with the data.

You will assist study staff, students and external stakeholders working on the data.  There is significant opportunity to work with academics, NHS partners and pharmaceutical companies in this role.  Excellent communication skills are required to effectively tailor and convey information to these groups including lay audiences where required.

A PhD in epidemiology or a related discipline is required.  You should have excellent organisational skills and the ability to work well both in a team and using your own initiative. Experience of working with confidential data and experience of using statistical software is essential.

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 the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Prof Chris Griffiths OBE


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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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