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JOB: Research Assistant/Associate/Fellow in Epidemiology or Biostatistics

Research Assistant/Associate/Fellow in Epidemiology or Biostatistics


Closing Date: 01/03/2018

Employment Type: Fixed Term

Duration: ASAP to 30 June 2019

Faculty: Biology, Medicine & Health

School: School of Health Sciences

Division: Population Health, Health Services Research & Primary Care

Hours Per week: 1 FTE

Salary: Grade 5 - £26,495 to £30,688/ Grade 6 - £31,604 to £38,833/ Grade 7 - £39,992 to £49,149

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Job Reference: BM&H-11326


The Division of Population Health, Health Services Research and Primary Care would like to recruit a researcher with a background in Epidemiology or Biostatics to work across the Centre for Epidemiology (including the Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health) and the Centre for Biostatistics. The post is available at Research Assistant, Associate or Fellow level according to the knowledge and experience of the candidate.


The majority of the work (75%) will be on an important study investigating the health of workers employed in a facility in Namibia involved in the mining, processing and refining of uranium.  Using a case cohort design we are investigating whether radiation exposure is linked to excess risk of cancer in this work force.  The case ascertainment is near completion, and we are currently collecting and collating study subjects’ occupational exposure (e.g. radiation, silica, acid mists) and non-exposure (e.g. lifestyle, medical) data.  Next we will carry out the epidemiological analyses and report and paper writing.  This position is intended to fulfil the remaining tasks of the whole research project. 


The remaining 25% of the work will be within the Biostatistics Collaboration Unit (BCU) of the Centre for Biostatistics. The BCU provides collaboration on the design, conduct, analysis and reporting of applied research across the Faculty, providing opportunities to gain experience across a wide range of activities according to the interests of the appointee.  Members of the BCU contribute to the MAHSC Clinical Trials Unit and NIHR infrastructure including the Research Design Service, CLAHRC and Biomedical Research Centre.


You should have a background in Epidemiology or Biostatics and be educated to Masters level (for Research Assistant) or Doctoral level (for Research Associate/Fellow) or have equivalent experience. Further details of essential requirements are given in the person specification according to the level of appointment.


The School is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit.


Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies


Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Prof Martie van Tongeren


Tel: 0161 275 5202


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499


Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004


This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date


BM&H-11326 Research Associate/Fellow in Epidemiology or Biostatistics FP's