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Research Associate/ Fellow (fixed term)

School of Medicine - Lifespan and Population Health - Centre for Academic Primary Care

Location:  University Park
Salary:  £28,762 to £29,619 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance
Closing Date:  Wednesday 07 December 2022
Reference:  MED489822

The purpose of this role will be to have specific responsibility for research projects aimed at improving the early identification of genetic haemochromatosis in the general population and improving the management of children and young people with familial hypercholesterolaemia. You will be expected to plan and conduct work using approaches or methodologies and techniques appropriate to the type of research and will be jointly responsible for writing up the work for publication.

These projects will primarily use anonymised electronic health records from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) to risk-stratify individuals to ensure timely diagnosis and effective management of individuals with conditions such as genetic haemochromatosis and familial hypercholesterolaemia in UK primary care. You will be responsible for preparing the CPRD dataset, producing descriptive statistics and carrying out statistical analysis. Further, you will engage in analysis of Paediatric cohorts with data on cholesterol management in these cohorts. As well as preparing papers for publication in a peer-reviewed medical journal, you will lead other dissemination activities, such as publicising the findings to professional groups, and relevant groups in the general population. These projects are funded by the NIHR School for Primary Care Research and NIHR Health Technology Assessment programme.

You will join study teams, led by Drs Barbara Iyen, Ralph Akyea, Laila Tata, and Professor Nadeem Qureshi within the Primary Care Stratified Medicine Research Group. This group, led by Professor Nadeem Qureshi and Professor Joe Kai, has a number of ongoing national and international research collaborations.   

You will have the opportunity to use your initiative and creativity to identify areas for research, develop research methods and extend your research portfolio.

The post is offered on a full time (36.25 hours per week), fixed term contract until 30 September 2023. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Laila Tata and Dr Barbara Iyen. Email or Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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