Research Assistant in Health and Healthcare

Imperial College London School of Public Health

Job summary

We are seeking a Research Assistant to join the team to investigate the use of data to drive improvement in health and healthcare. The post, funded by NIHR, will primarily involve development of robust and reproducible methods for analysing routinely collected data to provide actionable insights for improvement and research.

Job listing information

  • Reference MED02722
  • Date posted 14 September 2021
  • Closing date 27 October 2021

Key information about the role

  • Location Chelsea and Westminster Campus (map)
  • Position type Part time, fixed term
  • Salary £36,694 – £38,258 (pro rata) plus benefits
  • Department School of Public Health
  • Category Researcher / Non Clinical Researcher

Job description

Job summary

We are seeking a Research Assistant to join the team to investigate the use of data to drive improvement in health and healthcare. The post, funded by NIHR, will primarily involve development of robust and reproducible methods for analysing routinely collected data to provide actionable insights for improvement and research.

Duties and responsibilities

In your role, you will be responsible for the streamline workflows for the extraction and analysis of data and assisting the development of code for the analysis of data.

You will assist with the writing of reports to research sponsors and present findings to colleagues. You will also provide advice to other staff and students.

Essential requirements

You will hold a good first degree or equivalent – e.g. BSc / BA in statistics, mathematics, engineering or other appropriate quantitative scientific discipline.

Together with previous experience of working in a team to develop reproducible and robust statistical analysis, you will have knowledge of unscheduled care data analysis using modern tools and practices for data science including R, RStudio, Git/GitHub or equivalent.

You will have the ability to develop and maintain well-written and documented code for statistical analysis including advanced visualisation techniques and have a creative approach to problem-solving.

Further information

This post is offered on a part-time (80% FTE / 4 days a week), fixed term basis until 09 April 2023.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Professor Derek Bell – d.bell@ic.ac.uk

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