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Research Fellow - Institute of Applied Health Research

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom
£42,149 to £50,296, with potential progression once in post to £56,587
Closing date
Jul 13, 2022

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The distinctive offering of the DEMAND Hub is characterised by the creation of new academic-clinical-innovation pathways between our existing Birmingham Health Partners expertise in medical technologies, health data and clinical trials, working with established medical technology companies as well as innovative digital SME companies to enable them to access the opportunities within the regional medical and healthcare sector to facilitate development of new technologies across systems software, devices, algorithms, AI solutions and beyond.

The appointed research fellow will create and contribute to the creation of knowledge by undertaking a specified range of activities within the DEMAND hub research programmes and research projects.

Role Summary
  • Work within research projects and research programmes as part of the DEMAND hub
  • Analyse and interpret research findings and results using a range of epidemiological study designs using relevant statistical analysis software
  • Contribute to writing papers for publication in peer-reviewed journals
  • Contribute to writing grant applications and generating funding
  • Contribute to systematic reviews

Main Duties
  • Analyse and interpret data, including large routinely collected primary and secondary care datasets, using a range of epidemiological study designs
  • Apply knowledge in a way which develops new intellectual understanding
  • Disseminate research findings for publication, research seminars, etc.
  • Develop research objectives and proposals for joint research, with assistance of a mentor if required
  • Contribute to writing bids for research funding
  • Undertake management/administration arising from research
  • Collect research data through literature reviews and interrogation of databases
  • Present research outputs, including drafting academic publications or parts thereof, and presentations at seminars or as posters
  • Provide guidance, as required, to support staff and any students who may be assisting with the research
  • Deal with problems that may affect the achievement of research objectives and deadlines
  • Promotes equality and values diversity acting as a role model and fostering an inclusive working culture

Person Specification
  • First degree in area of specialism and normally, a higher degree (e.g. Master's) relevant to research area or equivalent qualifications
  • High level analytical capability
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly
  • Fluency in relevant statistical models, techniques and methods, including experience of statistical analysis software such as Stata or R
  • Ability to assess resource requirements and use resources effectively
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes
  • Contribute to the planning and organising of the research programme and/or specific research project
  • Co-ordinate own work with others to avoid conflict or duplication of effort
  • Knowledge of the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010, and how to actively ensure in day to day activity in own area that those with protected characteristics are treated equally and fairly

Further particulars can be found here:

Informal enquires to Daniella Gause, email:
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