You will work within the Centre for IMPACT at the Department of Health Sciences. The Centre for IMPACT focuses on exploring regional and global public health, both physical and mental, improvement and the solution for health equity of people living in low- and middle-income countries. As a Research Associate, you will actively engage in various epidemiological and statistical tasks, contributing to various projects centred around non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including mental health, associated risk factors, and multimorbidity. You will analyse primary and secondary data sets for in-depth analysis, providing valuable insights to advance our understanding of these critical health issues.
The post offers the opportunity to be part of a large and successful multi-disciplinary Department, renowned for its methodological expertise and its commitment to policy and practice relevant teaching and research across a broad range of health-related disciplines. The successful candidate will work with a multidisciplinary team with expertise in various methodologies underpinning applied health research. There are also exciting opportunities for interdisciplinary research with an extensive network of academic partners.
The University of York offers flexible working patterns and a number of family friendly initiatives. As a Department we are proud to foster a supportive culture that helps staff and students contribute fully, flourish and excel, to reach their full potential. We embrace equality, diversity and inclusion as well as the values of the Athena SWAN Charter in all our Departmental activities.
You will be expected to participate in Centre for IMPACT and research team meetings, contribute to the statistical aspects and writing of research proposals (e.g., grants, trial protocols), perform sample size calculations, write statistical analysis plans, and prepare study reports.
You will undertake data cleaning (e.g., data checking) and programming of output (e.g., tables/figures) using specialised programs for quantitative data such as R and Stata, perform statistical analyses and assist in the preparation of conference papers and scientific publications, or seminars reporting the results of trials or research collaborations. In addition, you will respond to enquiries about statistics from researchers within the Centre for IMPACT.
Applications are invited from outstanding individuals with demonstrable ability and interest in public health, epidemiology and statistics. Candidates with expertise and interest in using advanced statistical analysis using large data sets across a range of study designs, particularly public health randomised controlled trials, are encouraged to apply.
The successful applicant will have a PhD and a track record of applied epidemiology and statistics, preferably within noncommunicable diseases and multimorbidity, including mental health, with a demonstrated ability to generate high-quality research outputs.
Please note this post is available for up to 24 months.
Interview date: To be decided
For informal enquiries: Please contact Dr Saima Afaq on Saima.email@example.com
This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. Consequently, all applicants will be asked to declare both unspent and spent convictions on their application form.
Appointment of the successful candidate will be conditional on a Disclosure and Barring Service check.
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