UCL Institute of Child Health
and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust
Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Research Assistant / Research Associate in Epidemiology
We are seeking a full time research assistant /
research associate in epidemiology or
biostatistics. The project involves analyses of
data from a cohort study of children with cancer
and suspected bacterial infection and a series of
systematic reviews on interventions for central
line infections. The project will use decision
analytic methods to synthesise evidence from
these different sources to undertake a clinical
effectiveness analysis of strategies for
diagnosing and treating suspected central line
infection in children with cancer. The results
will inform best practice and be used to develop
a protocol for a randomised controlled trial.
The post is funded by the NIHR Health Technology
Assessment Programme and offers an excellent
opportunity for a researcher to work on an
important clinical topic combining methods for
evaluating diagnostic tests and interventions.
The post is a joint initiative between the Centre
for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics at
the UCL Institute of Child Health and Barts and the London NHS Trust.
All applicants must have an MSc or equivalent in
statistics, epidemiology, health economics or a
related subject and be able to combine a sound
understanding of study design with skills in
meta-analysis and decision analytic modelling.
Salary will be dependant on qualifications and
experience: Research Assistant will be at Grade 6
from £23,692 - £25,135 per annum; Research
Associate will be £27,466 per annum on Grade 7 of
the UCL salary scales. London Weighting of £2,649
per annum is paid in addition per annum. The
appointment is funded until 30 September 2009.
Applicants appointed to a Research Associate
(Grade 7) must have a PhD or equivalent qualification.
Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Ruth
Gilbert on 020 7905 2101/2606 (email
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A job description which includes details on how
to apply can be obtained from
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for an electronic application pack. Please quote reference number DH/08/45
Any offer of employment will be subject to a
satisfactory criminal records check.
Closing date for applications: Friday 29th August 2008
Interviews will be held: Week commencing Monday 8th September 2008