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Research Associate (Epidemiology)
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: BMH-017949

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 05/01/2022

Salary: £33,309 to £40,927 per annum, dependent on relevant experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Biology, Medicine & Health

Division: Population Health, Health Services Research & Primary Care

Hours per week: Full Time

Contract Duration: Fixed term from as soon as possible until 30th November 2022

School / Directorate: School of Health Sciences

Many children and young people have experienced a deterioration in their mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is anticipated that the full impact of the pandemic on children and young people’s mental health will become evident in the months and years to come, with increasing demand for healthcare resources. An opportunity has arisen for a Research Associate to investigate temporal trends in incidence of primary care-recorded psychiatric diagnoses and self-harm episodes among children and young people in the UK before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. The project is funded by the National Institute for Health Research School for Primary Care Research (NIHR SPCR) and is a collaboration between the Universities of Manchester and Exeter, Keele University, and the mental health research charity McPin.

You will conduct analyses of primary care electronic patient records from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD). A PhD in epidemiology, biostatistics, applied statistics or a related discipline, or other postgraduate degrees with equivalent work experience in these areas, is essential. You will also need extensive experience of working with large population based electronic health databases (such as CPRD, THIN, QResearch, SAIL), with demonstrable successful outputs from these studies. The post will be based within the Centre for Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety in the Division of Pharmacy & Optometry, School of Health Sciences.

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:

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Blended working arrangements may be considered      

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

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Name: Dr Pearl Mok


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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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