LSSJ-078-21 – Research Fellow – Public Health Data
University Of Kent
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Research Fellow – Public Health Data Centre for Health Services Studies Location: Canterbury
Salary: £42,149 to £48,835 per annum Grade: Grade 8 Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Fixed Term – 24 Months Release Date: Monday 06 September 2021 Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Sunday 03 October 2021 (unless otherwise stated) Reference: LSSJ-078-21
The Centre for Health Services Studies is seeking to appoint an experienced researcher with substantial experience in developing research protocols and analysing routine datasets for academic epidemiological research.
This is a new position which will be critical to the future development of applied health and public health research in Kent and Medway.
The successful candidate will be required to gain a sophisticated understanding of routine datasets and the applied health research context in Kent and Medway and communicate effectively with stakeholders. As well as having excellent quantitative research skills, experience of working with large linked datasets and knowledge of research governance, you must be highly self-motivated, organised and have considerable tact and interpersonal skills.
We are offering this role on a fixed-term basis for 24 months.
As a Research Fellow, you will:
deliver systems for access arrangements to routine datasets for research
develop public health research projects using datasets
promote research culture and capacity particularly within local government
coordinate activities to ensure that systems to facilitate researchers’ access to health and linked datasets are in place, working with the Kent and Medway Integrated Care System Shared Health and Care Analytics Board
To succeed in this role you will have:
A PhD in a related area of quantitative applied health research
Substantial experience in analysing routine datasets for academic epidemiological research
Experience of developing research protocols
Excellent knowledge of epidemiology
Good knowledge of the Health Research Authority and research governance frameworks including legal and ethical requirements
Knowledge of research funding processes (university and/or other funders)
Knowledge and experience of patient, public or community engagement and participation in research
This position represents an exciting opportunity for the successful applicant to join a leading applied health and social care research unit.
If you have any questions about the role, please contact Professor Lindsay Forbes: firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an informal discussion before the closing date.
The Centre for Health Services Studies has a wide portfolio of research projects delivered through local, national and international collaborations and is one of three specialist research units with an excellent track record in health and social care research. Staff are drawn from a range of social science and clinical disciplines and we have extensive collaborative research with our local health and social care communities.
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Please note that we prioritise applications from current University of Kent redeployees. We will let you know if this post is to be filled by a redeployee as, in this instance, your application will unfortunately not be taken forward
Applications must be made via the University’s online application system; CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.
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