Senior Research Fellow – NICOLA Study

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary See description

Updated 5 days ago

Reference 1418216

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for a senior research fellow based in Queens University in the School of Medicine, Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences.


Senior Research Fellow – NICOLA Study

Ref: 19/107489

School of Medicine, Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences

Centre for Public Health

Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland, with a distinguished heritage and history. With over 24,000 students, 3,700 staff and an annual turnover of some £300m, Queen’s University Belfast plays a unique leadership role in Northern Ireland. As a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, Queen’s University Belfast combines excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos.

The Centre for Public Health (CPH) sits within the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences (MDBS) at Queen’s University Belfast.  The Centre aims to advance the health of the public at a regional, national and international level, by increasing knowledge and influencing clinical and public health practice and policy.

The Senior Research Fellow will be a member of a multi-disciplinary research group working on the NICOLA Study which is a large longitudinal study addressing the social and biological determinants of healthy aging in Northern Ireland. The post will involve working predominantly with the NICOLA Operations Group, Scientific Officer and Project Manager, in the delivery and support of a portfolio of research that stem from the NICOLA data resource.

The successful candidate will take the lead in preparing the report of the second wave survey, will work with other members of the NICOLA team in preparing the cohort for linkage to other data sets and assisting in the preparation of future grant applications. The work will fit within the research strategies of Centre for Public Health and there will be opportunity to develop the post holder’s research skills and to co-author academic papers.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a PhD in a relevant public health sciences discipline (such as epidemiology, medical statistics, psychology, health economics or in a discipline in a related area of professional practice).
  • First or upper second class honours degree or equivalent related to a public health science such as epidemiology, medical statistics, psychology, and health economics or in a discipline in a related area of professional practice.
  • Substantial experience and skills relevant to this project e.g. experience of data analyses in epidemiological studies with relevance to public health, in analysis of longitudinal studies or in related areas with a focus at a population level.
  • Experience of using data analysis packages such as SPSS, STATA or MPlus.

Salary scale: £42,036 – £44,559 per annum

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Closing date: Wednesday 26 June 2019

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit.  It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from people with a disability 

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding