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Senior Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Lincoln International Institute for Rural Health

Location:  Lincoln
Salary:   From £39,152 per annum
This post is fixed term for 36 months and is full time.
Closing Date:   Sunday 27 June 2021
Interview Date:   Tuesday 27 July 2021
Reference:  CSS470

This post represents an exciting opportunity for an experienced quantitative scientist with an outstanding track record in a research field relevant to Population Health and with an interest in finding solutions to the most pressing health issues facing rural populations. We will consider applications from researchers with quantitative skills in fields such as epidemiology, economics, biostatistics, bioinformatics, data science or equivalent. Candidates should have in-depth quantitative research methods and several high-quality publications as a first author. Expertise in programming for efficient statistical analysis and data management would be expected. They should also have a demonstrated ability to attract independent research funding.

The post is part of a major strategic investment by the University of Lincoln in rural health through the launch of the new Wolfson-funded Lincoln International Institute for Rural Health (LIIRH).  With the appointment of Prof Frank Tanser as the founding director of the institute, the University of Lincoln aims to develop solutions to the most pressing health issues facing rural populations.   With this objective in mind, the institute has active research projects in rural populations in the UK, South Africa, Malaysia, Burkina Faso and Australia. The incumbent will have access to a wide-array of outstanding population datasets and exposure to a diverse portfolio of research including studies evaluating hospital-based and community-based interventions, service design and delivery, and health technologies. The health issues investigated encompass both communicable and non-communicable diseases.  These include (but are not limited to) HIV, tuberculosis, sexually transmitted infections as well as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and COPD. The incumbent will be part of an outstanding multi-disciplinary team of statisticians, epidemiologists, mathematical modellers, social scientists, clinical trialists, bioinformaticians and other domain experts. 

The incumbent will be expected to make a significant contribution towards establishing the LIIRH as an international centre of excellence in Rural Health, evidenced through an increased research portfolio and publications in high-quality journals.  The post holder will receive a generous salary and be afforded numerous opportunities and support to further develop their own independent research careers through travel opportunities and the attainment of fellowship funding. 

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