Research Fellow Vacancy

Research Fellow

Full-time, 37 hours per week

Fixed term for 24 months

£31,604 – £38,832

Closing Date: 10/08/2018

The Department of Health Sciences is looking to appoint a Research Fellow with experience in quantitative methods with good statistical knowledge and competency in a range of statistical methods, knowledge of quasi-experimental approaches would be desirable. In this role you will work under the supervision and mentorship of Professor Kate Pickett, and under the management of the Better Start Bradford Innovation Hub Programme Manager to support the running of the BiBBS cohort and Better Start Bradford monitoring and evaluation. This is a unique opportunity to be part of an initiative which aims to improve the life chances of some of the poorest families within Bradford.

Based both in Bradford (3 days / week) and York, you will assist with statistical anaylsis of the first two years of the BiBBS cohort data; study protocol development; ethical amendments; questionnaire and protocol changes; field work, and data management, working across all work streams. In addition you will be conducting literature searches and synthesising research evidence; liaising with field sites and staff, investigators and members of the Innovation Hub and Better Start Bradford, attending relevant meetings and developing an independent research agenda based on Better Start Bradford.

Key requirements (see candidate brief for more detail):

  • First degree in health-related area with quantitative training
  • PhD involving quantitative methods
  • Research experience in an area that will complement and enhance the department’s research strategy
  • Knowledge in applied health research / epidemiology
  • Knowledge of a range of research techniques and methodologies, including good statistical knowledge and competency in a range of statistical methods. Knowlegde of quasi-experimental approaches would be desirable
  • 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
  • Competency with statistical software packages such as STATA / SPSS
  • Highly developed communication skills to engage effectively with a wide ranging audience
  • Competency to make presentations at conferences or exhibit work in other appropriate events
  • Commitment to social justice in health and health care

For informal enquiries contact Dr Josie Dickerson at

The post is fixed term for 2 years and is funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund.

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