Research Fellow in Medical Statistics, Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition (IHS062A)

This post represents an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and ambitious individual to join the Medical Statistics Team in the Institute of Applied Health Sciences (IAHS), School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition (SMMSN) which is currently highly rated in all national league tables.  You will be part of a strong and enthusiastic Medical Statistics Team line managed by Professor Amanda Lee, Chair of Medical Statistics and Deputy Director of the IAHS.  You will contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training in medical statistics primarily within the School.  This currently includes undergraduate teaching of applied statistics on the MBChB medical degree, a suite of taught on campus and online Masters programmes and numerous CPD courses for University and NHS staff.  You will be expected to contribute to the research strategies of both the IAHS and the SMMSN by providing statistical support and consultancy to University and NHS staff and external bodies.  

School/Section: Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition
Division: Institute of Applied Health Sciences
Staff Category: Academic
Position Type: Full Time
Grade: Grade 6
Salary: £33,797 - £40,323
Ref No: IHS062A
Closing Date: 24-OCT-2019


Job Description

The person appointed will hold a Research Fellow post.  The primary role is to contribute to research and teaching activities within the Institute of Applied Health Sciences.   

You will have a PhD in Statistics or a closely related discipline.  

You should have extensive research experience and be developing an independent research portfolio.  A strong publication record and track record as co-investigator on external grants is essential.

You will have your own area of methodological research and will have grants and publications in this field.  

You will have experience of teaching at UG and PGT levels and experience of supervision and marking of MSc/PhD student projects.

You will also have excellent written and verbal communication skills, good team-working, organisational and interpersonal skills.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 6 salary scale and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience. 

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a 12 month probation period.

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Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa.  As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Mr Grant Rae, HR Adviser (e-mail: for further information. 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 24 October 2019

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact:

Professor Amanda Lee, Director of the Institute of Applied Health Sciences 01224 437111


Dr Julia Allan, Senior lecturer in Health Psychology 01224 438103

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professor Lee or Dr Allan.

Please quote reference number IHS062A on all correspondence

The University pursues a policy of equal opportunities in the appointment and promotion of staff.

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