Research Assistant in Epidemiology / Medical statistics

Job summary

We are looking for a Research Assistant to join the Respiratory Health and Clinical Epidemiology group led by Dr Jennifer Quint. This group focuses on projects in various aspects of Respiratory (e.g. COPD, bronchiectasis, asthma) and Cardiovascular disease (e.g. MI, heart failure). Projects cover a wide range of disease aspects and while the predominant focus is on the use of electronic health records, some projects have a translational...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED01848
  • Date posted 27 May 2020
  • Closing date 10 June 2020

Job description

Job summary

We are looking for a Research Assistant to join the Respiratory Health and Clinical Epidemiology group led by Dr Jennifer Quint. This group focuses on projects in various aspects of Respiratory (e.g. COPD, bronchiectasis, asthma) and Cardiovascular disease (e.g. MI, heart failure). Projects cover a wide range of disease aspects and while the predominant focus is on the use of electronic health records, some projects have a translational clinical aspect to answer specific research questions.

 

Duties and responsibilities

This post is part funded by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to investigate trends in the occurrence of food hypersensitivity reactions, including consequential health encounters (both hospital and primary care), using existing NHS datasets.

The study involves use of very large datasets of linked electronic health records and the you will carry out data management and analyses of these data. In addition, you will be expected to submit publications to refereed journals, prepare study reports and present the findings. You will also be expected to be involved in or lead other projects within the group around allergy and asthma.

 

Essential requirements

For this post, you should have knowledge of UK electronic healthcare records and experience with the use of Stata or R.

It is also essential that you have a BSc or equivalent in Statistics, epidemiology or other relevant quantitative discipline.

 

Further information

The post is full time and fixed term for up to 12 months in the first instance. Extension is pending on further funding.

If you have any queries about the role please contact Dr Jennifer Quint -j.quint@imperial.ac.uk

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