• Posted on: 23rd Feb 2021
  • Salary: £36,028 - £38,015 per annum
  • REF: 1874422
  • Closes: 09th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

We seek an ambitious postdoctoral researcher with statistical and quantitative skills and experience in using administrative or cohort datasets for research. The successful applicant will take the lead on an ESRC funded study to evaluate methods for generating synthetic data to create longitudinal datasets for administrative data research.

The Research Fellow will have excellent statistical and computing skills in handling large, longitudinal administrative data. Expertise in related data resources, such as cohorts, surveys or trials linked to administrative data would be an advantage. The Research Fellow will have detailed knowledge of statistical methods, methods for handling missing data, and administrative data from at least one service sector (e.g. health, finance, education). The post would be suitable for a highly skilled quantitative researcher who wants to address the challenges of using large administrative datasets to inform policy, service development, and/or methodological advances.

This post is funded until March 2022 in the first instance.

Key Requirements

– PhD (or about to submit a PhD) in epidemiology or statistics or related area or equivalent experience

– Research experience of analysis of large, complex data sets using standard software packages (e.g. Stata, R or SQL)

– Experience of accessing and using routine healthcare data or other similar administrative data

– Experience of computer science / data science for large datasets

– Quantitative skills in analysing large administrative data

Please note: appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary 31,542 – 33,257 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of the page.

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If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact ich.hr@ucl.ac.uk quoting the vacancy reference number 1874422.

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Closing Date

9 Mar 2021

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