Research Fellow/Data Analyst (Permanent with funding until 31 August 2021)

Opening Date:
17 Sep 2019
Closing Date:
24 Sep 2019
Salary Range:

City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location. City attracts around 20,000 students (35% postgraduate level) from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries. In the last REF, City doubled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research. Led by President, Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university: it has recently agreed a new Vision & Strategy 2026. Founded in 1894, City is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year.

City University London wishes to recruit a data analyst with a background in epidemiology and statistics to work on an innovative project whose results will be of importance to the maternity services and the parents who use them. It aims to assess whether the outcome of pregnancy in England and Wales varies by time of day, day of the week and season of birth. This builds on our earlier work in collaboration with our research partners in England and Wales to use data linkage to enhance the scope of the data available for monitoring maternity care and for research by linking together data about over 7 million births in England and Wales. The project is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council’s Secondary Data Analysis Initiative and is based in City’s multidisciplinary Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research

The successful candidate will work with the project co-investigators to design the analyses, analyse the linked datasets, draft articles for journals and present results more widely to professional and lay audiences. The post is based in City, University of London’s School of Health Sciences in Islington, but the analytical work will be done in the secure environment of the Office for National Statistics’ Secure Research Service. Access to this is provided in its offices in Drummond Gate, Pimlico. Applicants should be qualified to at least Masters level in epidemiology or statistics with experience of statistical data analysis including experience of handling large scale datasets in health-related research or social research, preferably in the maternity or perinatal field.

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