Research Fellow in Statistics / Data Science
Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health
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.
– 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.
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