NUFFIELD DEPARTMENT OF ORTHOPAEDICS, RHEUMATOLOGY AND MUSCULOSKELETAL SCIENCES (NDORMS)
Research Assistant in Statistics and Data Science (139166)
Grade 6: Salary £28,660 - £34,189 per annum
We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and highly organised individual for the role of Research Assistant in Statistics and Data Science, to work within the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences at the University of Oxford. You will be based at the Botnar Research Centre, Oxford. The NDORMS Musculoskeletal Pharmaco- and Device epidemiology research group is involved in a number of national and international studies exploring the conditions of use (adherence, compliance, off and on-label use) of a number of licensed drugs for the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions in 'real world' actual practice conditions. As a Research Assistant in Statistics and Data Science you will take a leading role in the statistical analysis of data from routinely collected data sources. You will contribute to existing and new research projects, including writing bids for research grants in collaboration with NHS and University staff. You will contribute to the development of innovative and creative methodologies and techniques and you will contribute to publications in peer-reviewed journals as a statistical/epidemiologist author. You must hold a post-graduate degree in Statistics, Health Informatics, Engineering, or Data Science. Experience in biostatistics, knowledge of medical statistics and expertise in handling large patient level datasets as well as an expertise in statistical analysis packages (preferably R) are essential. Expertise in machine learning, preferably in healthcare, Knowledge/experience of epidemiology and programming expertise in Python, Matlab, and experience in GIMP, Inkscape are desirable.
This is a full time, fixed term appointment for 2 years.
The closing date for this position is 12 noon on Friday 1 March 2019. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.
To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below: https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=139166
Internal Number: 139166
About University of Oxford, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences
The University of Oxford is a complex and stimulating organisation, which enjoys an international reputation as a world-class centre of excellence in research and teaching. It employs over 10,000 staff and has a student population of over 22,000. Most staff are directly appointed and managed by one of the University’s 130 departments or other units within a highly devolved operational structure – this includes over 6,500 ‘academic-related’ staff (postgraduate research, computing, senior library, and administrative staff) and over 2,700 ‘support’ staff (including clerical, library, technical, and manual staff). There are also over 1,600 academic staff (professors, readers, lecturers), whose appointments are in the main overseen by a combination of broader divisional and local faculty board/departmental structures. Academics are generally all also employed by one of the 38 constituent colleges of the University as well as by the central University itself. Our annual income in 2012/13 was £1,086.9m. Oxford is one of Europe's most innovative and entrepreneurial universities: income from external research contracts exceeds £436.8m p.a., and more than 80 spin-off companies have been crea...ted.For more information please visit http://www.ox.ac.uk/aboutMedical Sciences DivisionThe Medical Sciences Division is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for biomedical and clinical research and teaching. We are the largest academic division in the University of Oxford.World-leading programmes, housed in state-of-the-art facilities, cover the full range of scientific endeavour from the molecule to the population. With our NHS partners we also foster the highest possible standards in patient care.For more information please visit: www.medsci.ox.ac.ukNuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal SciencesThe Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS) is part of the Medical Sciences Division and is one of the largest academic and clinical departments of orthopaedics, rheumatology and musculoskeletal sciences in Europe. The department is based at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre (NOC), which is the largest musculoskeletal clinical centre in the UK. We currently employ approximately 330 staff, have a grants portfolio worth £80 million, and an annual turnover in excess of £26 million.The Botnar Research Centre, on the NOC site, provides a unique setting in which basic science researchers from cell biology, genetics and engineering backgrounds can interact with each other as well as with practising clinicians, and have access to patients. The Institute provides facilities for approximately 200 research staff.For more information please visit: www.ndorms.ox.ac.ukThe Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology is world famous for its development of anti-TNF therapy for the treatment of the chronic debilitating disease, rheumatoid arthritis, which has improved the lives of millions of patients. The Institute carries out research in the fields of immunology, autoimmunity, inflammation, matrix biology and tissue destruction, with a long term objective of ‘translating’ this research into clinical application. The major diseases of interest are rheumatoid arthritis and the equally debilitating disease of osteoarthritis. The Institute provides facilities for approximately 180 research staff.For more information please visit: www.ndorms.ox.ac.uk