|Senior medical Statistician/Statistical Epidemiologist|
|Vacancy Ref: :||046765||Closing Date :||02-Mar-2019|
|Contact Person :||Robin Flaig||Contact Number :|
|Contact Email :||Robin.Flaig@ed.ac.uk|
|The UK Biobank Chief Scientist’s Group within the Usher Institute at the University of Edinburgh is seeking an experienced and motivated Senior Medical Statistician to provide senior statistical leadership and expertise to the UK Biobank follow-up and outcome adjudication team and their broader network to identify and implement scalable methods to ascertain disease status of cohort participants using linked electronic health records. This will involve contributing to and providing expert statistical and epidemiological input into high quality studies involving multiple partners in the Usher Institute, wider University, other collaborating institutions and the wider UK Biobank organisation. The post-holder will have opportunities to pursue and lead independent statistical research, and to develop new methodology in medical statistics through involvement in funding bids and generation of high impact publications.
Applicants must have a PhD in Medical Statistics or closely related discipline, plus excellent experience (or MSc in medical statistics plus a longer period of experience). Also essential for the post are: a track record of successful delivery of research project results; knowledge and experience of statistics in an epidemiological framework, including a good understanding of prospective studies and linked healthcare data; and extensive experience in advanced statistical methods (e.g. linear mixed modelling, working with complex longitudinal data, diagnostic test accuracy), including relevant experience with suitable statistical software packages.
This post is full-time (although we also welcome applications from candidates who wish to work part-time – minimum 2days/14hrs), and funded for 2 years in the first instance, starting as soon as possible.
Please include your CV and a supporting statement with details of how you meet the knowledge, skills and experience required for this post.
For more information visit https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.display_form