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RESEARCH ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED HEALTH STATISTICS

UCL Department of Applied Health Research funded by Legal & General Assurance Society.

Permanent, full-time post (based at UCL until Dec 2020, subject to further renewal)

Salary: £35,000 - £50,000 p.a. (UCL SRA/RA Grade 7/8, inclusive of London allowance)

Duties and Responsibilities

We are seeking to appoint an applied health statistician to work in a unique academia-industry collaboration now in its tenth year between one of the world's premier universities and one of the UK's leading financial services companies.

Population ageing is a key social issue of our times. But not all socioeconomic groups have gained equally in the rapid increase in life expectancy since the 1970s. The successful candidate will contribute to, and help shape, our on-going programme of research to understand trends and future drivers of differential health- and total life-expectancy between socioeconomic groups.

Key Responsibilities

To conduct secondary data analyses on a range of large-scale public-access databases to investigate the social, behavioural, clinical and healthcare-related factors that best explain differential rates of morbidity and survival between the least and most deprived populations in England and internationally.

Other projects will include trend analysis of US and UK cause of death data and health survey data.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

The post holder will have

- A PhD in applied statistics in population health sciences; or a MSc in a relevant quantitative field with 5+ years of research experience

- Track-record of time-series, longitudinal and/or linked electronic-health data analysis

- Expert-level computing skills using large, complex databases

- Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.

Additional information

The post is based in UCL until December 2020, subject to renewal for a further 3-years by L&G.

Informal enquiries should be made to Dr Madhavi (Maddy) Bajekal m.bajekal@ucl.ac.uk) 0207 679 8283 or Prof Rosalind Raine (r.raine@ucl.ac.uk).

How to apply

Please attach your CV, and the names of 2 academic referees to on-line application form at:

http://apply.legalandgeneralgroup.com/vacancies/8368/LG/research_associate_in_applied_health_statistics/

Please contact Alyson Macdonald, Resourcing Consultant at alyson.macdonald@landg.com for further information on the application process.

You can view the job description at UCL: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/dahr/vacancies

Closing date: 4pm, Monday 19th March 2018