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Research Fellow/ Senior Research Associate in Statistical Modelling

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University of Bristol

Job number: ACAD102577
Division/School: School of Social and Community Medicine
Contract type: Open ended contract staff
Working pattern: Full time
Salary: Grade J: 36,001 - 40,523 per annum/ Grade K:41,709 - 46,925 per annum

This post offers an excellent opportunity for an experienced statistical modeller with interests in Bayesian evidence synthesis, including incorporating priors from clinical experts. You will join the research team in the Surgical Innovation theme of the new National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Bristol Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) within the School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol. You will work on two projects on evidence synthesis in surgical interventions to identify promising packages of care to evaluate in future randomised controlled trials. The first project will combine evidence on effectiveness of interventions to prevent surgical site infections, and the second project will combined evidence on outcomes of intra-vascular devices.

You will have interests and experience in some or all of: network meta-analysis; Bayesian methods using WinBUGS or similar software; methods for elicitation of priors from clinical experts; statistical programming using R or similar software. You will be a capable, hard-working, motivated person, able to take responsibility and work on your own initiative as well as part of a team. You will also be expected to publish research findings in journals and disseminate findings at scientific conferences and will therefore possess excellent writing and communication skills.

As well as joining the multi-disciplinary BRC Bristol Surgical Innovation theme, you will join a team of statisticians working on a programme of research on multi-parameter evidence synthesis (, which is part of the Centre for Research Synthesis and Decision Making (CReSyDa) (

The school offers professional development through its highly regarded programme of short courses in research methods (, which are available free of charge to all staff. There will be opportunities to teach on existing short courses, and contribute to undergraduate teaching.

Name, tel no and email details for informal contact/s: Dr. Nicky J Welton
0117 3313918

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Closing date for applications: 14 May 2017.

The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.

Status: Research Fellow
Location: Bristol, UNITED KINGDOM
Advert Published: 13 Apr 2017
Expiry date: 14 May 2017
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