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Research Associate (Spatial Analytics) - Fixed Term

College of Social Science Executive Office

Location:  Lincoln
Salary:   From £33,797 per annum
Please note, this post is full time at 1 FTE and fixed term for 24 months.
Closing Date:   Friday 28 August 2020
Interview Date:   Thursday 24 September 2020
Reference:  CSS523A

This post represents an exciting opportunity for a researcher with geographical information systems (GIS) expertise and spatial analytics ideally within a research field relevant to rural health.

We will consider applications from researchers with a background in GIS and spatial analytics. The post holder will contribute to LIIRH’s GIS capability by managing a comprehensive GIS to support a multi-disciplinary team of world-leading researchers and to develop their own research portfolio. Candidates should possess the relevant research skills and have demonstrated success as measured by academic outputs and broader research impact.

This post is part of a major strategic investment by the University of Lincoln in rural health and the successful post older will work closely with the director of LIIRH and Global Professor of Rural Health and Care, Professor Frank Tanser. The University has a diverse portfolio of research including studies evaluating hospital-based and community-based interventions, service design and delivery, and health technologies and will expand and consolidate these strengths in the rural context. The incumbent will be part of an outstanding multi-disciplinary team of statisticians, epidemiologists, mathematical modellers, social scientists, clinical trialists, bioinformaticians and other experts. The University is associated with the UK National Centre for Rural Health and Care (NCRHC), an independent organisation also located in Lincoln.

The post holder will contribute to LIIRH GIS capability by providing GIS analysis to scientific projects and assistance with the institute’s research agenda in the field of spatial epidemiology and help drive research co-produced with practitioners, policy influencers and the public to address the most pressing health issues facing rural populations locally, nationally and internationally

The incumbent is expected to make a significant contribution towards establishing the institute as an international centre of excellence in rural health, evidenced through an expanded research portfolio, publications in high-quality journals, and demonstrated research impact.

For further information please contact Frank Tanser ftanser@lincoln.ac.uk

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