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Senior Research Associate - Epidemiology

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Job title - Senior Research Associate in Primary Care Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Centre for Academic Primary Care Infection Group
Job number - ACAD104491
Division/School - Bristol Medical School
Contract type - Fixed Term Contract
Working pattern - Part time
Salary - £38,017-£42,792 pro rata per annum
Closing date for applications - 30th March 2020

We are seeking a quantitative researcher with a background in epidemiology to join Professor Alastair Hayís Infection Group, based within the Centre for Academic Primary Care (CAPC) at the University of Bristol.

The overall aim of the CAPC Infection Group is to improve primary care antimicrobial stewardship and reduce antimicrobial resistance.

The post holder will primarily support and lead the development, grant writing and publication of NIHR funded research related to the prevention of infections in the community, and the relationship between the use of antibiotics in primary care and antimicrobial resistance.

You will also support/ lead the conduct of systematic reviews and secondary statistical analyses of existing datasets.

This post is a reflection of the CAPC Infection Groupís success in securing grant funding, CAPCís membership of the NIHR School for Primary Care Research, and Bristol Medical Schoolís success in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

We expect the post-holder to play a significant/ lead role in the CAPC Infection Group, building on successful collaborations within Bristol Medical School (including the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) in evaluation of interventions), other University of Bristol infection researchers, and primary care infection researchers in the NIHR School for Primary Care Research.

Funding for this post is provided through a prestigious NIHR Senior Investigator Award held by Professor Alastair Hay and the Research and Evidence team of NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group.

The post represents an exciting opportunity for a talented and enthusiastic individual with a growing reputation in the epidemiology of primary care infectious diseases to join a thriving group within one of the UKís leading centres for primary care and population research.

You will have the opportunity to develop your own research portfolio within the programme, contribute to teaching and postgraduate training and will be supported in your career progression.

You will have experience of supporting (and starting to lead) successful quantitative grant applications, in applied primary care infection research e.g. to the NIHR) with a strong epidemiological background, and experience (using Stata or other statistical packages) of applied statistical analyses.

You must also have experience of conducting systematic reviews and/ or individual patient data analyses.

You will be based within the Centre for Academic Primary Care Infection Group, within the Medical School, at the University of Bristol. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Professor Alastair Hay or via

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.

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Status: Research Fellow
Location: Bristol, UNITED KINGDOM
Advert Published: 18 Mar 2020
Expiry date: 30 Mar 2020
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