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Research Associate x 2

Health Sciences
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The Department of Health Sciences is looking to appoint 2 Research Fellows with experience in epidemiology, and with advanced quantitative skills and competency in Stata.

In role 1 you will contribute to the Healthy Livelihoods theme of ActEarly, a new programme of preventive research, under the supervision of Professor Kate Pickett.

In role 2 you will contribute to the Evaluation theme of ActEarly, a new programme of preventive research, under the supervision of Dr Jane West (BIHR Director of Public Health Research), Professor Kate Pickett and Dr Maria Bryant.


Based in both Bradford (4 days / week) and York, in Role 1 you will conduct individual and collaborative research projects and assist withco-production, stakeholder engagement, data management and statistical analysis in support of the Healthy Livelihoods Theme. 

Role 2 will be appointed by the University of York, but will be based predominantly at the Bradford Institute for Health Research (BIHR). In the role you will conduct individual and collaborative research projects and assist with data management and statistical analysis in support of the Evaluation Theme. 

In addition,  both roles require the successful candidate to conduct literature searches and synthesize research evidence; liais with field sites and staff, investigators and members of the ActEarly Collaboratory in London and Bradford; and attend relevant meetings and developing research agendas based on healthy livelihoods within ActEarly. The successful candidates will also be responsible for writing up of research results and dissemination through publications, seminar and conference presentations and public engagement and outreach activities; contributing to the identification of possible new areas of research; and contributing to the preparation of research proposals and applications to external bodies.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • First degree in health-related area with quantitative training
  • PhD (Role 1 – PhD in epidemiology/ Role 2 PhD including quantitative evaluation or epidemiological methods (or similar discipline or equivalent experience))
  • Research experience in an area that will complement and enhance the department's research strategy
  • Knowledge (Role 1: knowledge of public health research and mixed methods/qualitative research is highly desirable/ Role 2: knowledge of health inequalities in relation to health and child well-being and the Bradford public health context is highly desirable)
  • Knowledge of a range of research techniques and methodologies including evaluation and statistical methods
  • Experience of carrying out both independent and collaborative research and writing up research work for publication
  • Ability to develop research objectives, projects and proposals for own and joint research
  • Knowledge (Role 1: Demonstrable competency with the statistical software package STATA / Role 2: Good statistical knowledge and competency in a range of statistical methods, including quasi-experimental approaches)
  • Highly developed communication skills to engage effectively with a wide ranging audience
  • Competency to present at conferences or exhibit work in appropriate events
  • Commitment to social justice in health and health care

Interviews are scheduled to take place on 29 November 2019.

For informal enquiries for Role 1 contact Professor Kate Pickett at; for Role 2 contact Dr Maria Bryant at 

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