Research Fellow

HEHTA, University of Glasgow

Salary Range    £41,709 – £48,327 

HEHTA is currently recruiting a Research Fellow to act as the principal researcher in an exciting new MRC funded project to develop a fully Bayesian framework for the identification and estimation of subgroup effects in Randomised Controlled Trials [“The MRC Project”]. Subgroup analyses underpin personalised medicine. However, there is the fundamental problem of multiplicity which can lead to biased and over-precise estimates of effectiveness in subgroups and to falsely identified subgroups effects. This can lead to individual patients suffering harm, and the waste of scarce resources on ineffective treatments and futile confirmatory trials. In this project we will develop a framework for subgroup analysis. This fully Bayesian framework will comprise hierarchical modelling and random effects providing shrinkage effects and the expert elicitation of prior beliefs regarding subgroup effects. This is an opportunity for a researcher to contribute to an important project and refine technical experience and project management skills.

For further information on this vacancy and to apply please follow the link below and enter reference 014727 in the keyword search.

Closing date 30th October 2016

For informal discussion regarding this post please contact

Alieda McKinney


Health Economics & Health Technology Assessment

Institute of Health and Wellbeing