Previous advert had an error in the closing date, corrected, apologies for filling up inboxes.

Dear all, the Health Services Research Unit at the University of Aberdeen have an opportunity for a statistician, please see below and (search for post reference number 1316091) for further details including guidance on the application process.  Informal enquires to me welcome, details at foot of email.


Reference number: 1316091
Vacancy Title: YHS154R - Research Assistant (Statistician)
Closing Date: 15-April-2013 Salary range: 25,505 - 28,685 per annum

A research assistant is required to join the statistical team within the Health Services Research Unit (HSRU - at the University of Aberdeen. The team are involved in a wide range of statistical activities including the design, conduct and analysis of randomised trials, meta-analysis, decision modelling, non-randomised studies and methodological research projects in these areas, with collaborators from other national and international centres. Candidates should have a good degree in statistics (or a closely related subject).

The Health Services Research Unit undertakes a major programme of research which includes randomised controlled trials co-ordinated by the Centre for Healthcare Randomised Trials (CHaRT), systematic reviews (including meta-analysis), cohort studies, quasi-experiments and descriptive surveys. The statistical team has input across most Unit projects and hence is required to provide advice on a wide range of statistical issues. Typically, this includes advising on the design of projects, data management, and undertaking analysis where appropriate.

This post is funded by the Interval Dental Recalls Trail it will be offered for a period of 2 years.
- A good degree in statistics (or closely related subject).
- Excellent IT skills: In the Unit, SAS, Stata, WinBUGS and SPSS are most often used for statistical purposes
- Interest in data management and statistical analysis in the health care field

Graeme MacLennan
Senior Statistician
Health Services Research Unit
Health Sciences Building
University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen AB25 2ZD
Tel: +44 (0)1224 438147
Fax +44 (0)1224 438165
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