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Research Assistant (part time, 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 pro-rata depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Monday 06 February 2023
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  MED489822X2

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. 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 in UK primary care. You will be responsible for preparing the CPRD dataset, producing descriptive statistics and carrying out statistical analysis. 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. This project is funded by the NIHR School for Primary Care Research.

You will join study teams, led by Drs Barbara Iyen, Ralph Akyea 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 their initiative and creativity to identify areas for research, develop research methods and extend their research portfolio.

The post is offered on a part time (21.75 hours per week), fixed term contract until 30 September 2023.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Ralph Kwame Akyea and Dr Barbara Iyen. Email Barbara.Iyen@nottingham.ac.uk or Ralph.Akyea1@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.



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