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Research Fellow In Epidemiology
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: BMH-019864

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 31/01/2023

Salary: £43,414 to £53,353 per annum depending on experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Biology, Medicine Health

Division: Division of Musculoskel & Dermatol Sci

Hours Per Week: Full tme

Contract Duration: From as soon as possible until 31 October 2024

School / Directorate: School of Biological Sciences

We have an opportunity to appoint a talented and ambitious Research Fellow in Epidemiology in the Centre for Epidemiology Versus Arthritis (CfE), within the School of Biological Sciences, University of Manchester, UK. The post-holder for this role will conduct cluster analyses to identify and define high impact chronic pain phenotypes, to establish the validity and reproducibility of the clusters, and to examine the transitions between clusters over time.

We are seeking an outstanding postdoctoral researcher with first class statistical analysis skills to join us. To address our objectives you will help us identify the candidate variables for phenotyping, explore multiple clustering approaches and make recommendations on appropriate clustering methods based on the data structure, and implement appropriate methods to assess cluster validation and reproducibility, and between cluster transitions over time. Prior experience in epidemiology would be well suited for this role, although we encourage and welcome applications from enthusiastic people with a background in biostatistics, mathematics, and other numerate disciplines. You will be based in the CfE, a vibrant multidisciplinary research centre. You should have a thorough understanding of epidemiological concepts, of applied statistical methods, and have a strong commitment to Open Science.

The School/Department is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School/Department 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: John McBeth


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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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