Research Fellow Vacancy


Brief Description of the Role:

We have a vacancy for a talented senior research fellow with a background in epidemiology / statistics, to work on a research project to understand the impact of pre-incision antibiotics during caesarean section deliveries. The aim of the study is to compare the risk of allergic disease and asthma in children born by caesarean section and exposed to antibiotics just before birth with the risk in children who were born by caesarean section but not exposed to antibiotics at this time. The Born in Bradford (BiB) birth cohort study, which includes over 10,000 children and their families, provides the opportunity of a natural experiment to explore this. The study is a collaboration between researchers at the Bradford Institute for Health Research, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and other universities. This is an exciting opportunity to work on a high profile research programme which has the potential for real impact.

Born in Bradford is one of the largest and most exciting health research projects in the UK which hosts two family birth cohort studies (Born in Bradford, and Born in Bradford’s Better Start) along within an internationally recognized applied health research programme. It aims to make Bradford the world’s first ‘City of Research’ by engaging with citizens and stakeholders to become an international centre of discovery and innovation, conducting research which improves the health and wellbeing of communities locally and globally.

The successful candidate will have an interest in analysis of observational data and understanding risk factors for asthma and allergy in children. In addition to managing the day to day running of the project they will be responsible for developing a research plan and submitting the research for ethical approval, collating relevant data and conducting the data analysis, writing reports and disseminating findings.

This is a full-time, fixed term post for 2 years. The post will be based at the Bradford Institute for Health Research at the Bradford Royal Infirmary.

This position is funded by the Health Technology Assessment Programme, National Institute for Health Research.

For informal enquires please contact either Pippa Bird, Principal Research Fellow (, Tel: 01274 383914) or Gill Santorelli (

We can offer staff gymnasiums on both hospital sites, subsidised restaurants, Excellent pension scheme including life assurance cover and childcare facilities.

Closing Date: 22.05.18 (This date may change dependent on the response)

Interview Date: 04.06.18

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