Research Associate or Research Assistant
Salary: £24,049 – £36,298
Unit: Department of Public Health and Primary Care
The Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit (CEU) conducts world-leading interdisciplinary research into the prediction and prevention of cardiovascular disease, with a portfolio of studies that comprises >2.5 million participants.
Professor John Danesh is the Unit’s overall Director and Professor Simon Thompson is the Unit’s Director of Research in Biostatistics.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a specialist data manager interested in developing expertise in the linkage and exploitation of electronic health records involving world-leading large-scale population health studies. This position can be filled at either Research Associate or Research Assistant level depending on relevant qualifications and experience.
The main responsibility of this role will be to maintain complex databases for epidemiological studies, in particular health records information. The post-holder will support Principal Investigators who are looking to develop methods for tracking the future health of study participants through health record linkage. For example, in the NHSBT Blood Donors Cohort comprising up to 50,000 English blood donors, we are seeking to establish electronic health record linkage to study the impact of blood donation on future health outcomes.
The post holder will be required to collate, clean, and harmonise data from various sources, perform some analyses for QC purposes, as well as to help identify scientific priorities and contribute to some applied analyses.
The post-holder will have: (1) relevant degree or post graduate qualification (preferably in mathematics, science or computing based disciplines), (2) experience of using statistical packages such as SAS, STATA or SPSS (or experience with other equivalent statistical software), (3) experience of programming, preferably in a structured programming language such as SAS or JAVA, (4) high level report writing and presentational skills. The post-holder should also be able to work independently, accurately judge priorities and have a systematic and rigorous approach to work with excellent organisational and communication skills.
Location of post: Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Strangeways Research Laboratory, Worts Causeway, Cambridge, CB1 8RN
Further Particulars area available here
Formal applications consisting of a covering letter, CV and a completed CHRIS 6 form, parts 1 and 3 only to be completed (available from http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/hr/forms/chris6/) should be sent, preferably by email to Lynette Watson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by post to Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Strangeways Research Laboratory, Worts Causeway, Cambridge CB1 8RN.
Your cover letter should describe how you meet the person specification for the role.
Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Emanuele Di Angelantonio by email (email@example.com) or telephone + 44 (0) 1223 741302.
ALL APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY 5PM ON THE CLOSING DATE
*The funds for these posts are available for two years in the first instance.
Please quote reference RH01149 on all correspondence
Closing date: 22 May 2013
Interview Date(s): w/c 3 June 2013