Research Associate or Senior Research Associate in the Psychosocial Epidemiology of Chronic Pain

University of Bristol

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Town/City:

Bristol


Position type:

Full time


Salary:

Grade - £35,333

22 Sep 2022
19 Oct 2022

Full details:

Reference number: BRI-ACAD106351

The role

We are looking for an experienced epidemiologist to join the Medical School at the University of Bristol within the Department of Population Health Sciences. a multidisciplinary research team and is funded by an MRC/Versus Arthritis grant, the Advanced Pain Discovery Platform’s ‘Consortium to Research Individual, Interpersonal and Social Influences in Pain (CRIISP, https://www.bath.ac.uk/projects/consortium-to-research-individual-interpersonal-and-social-influences-in-pain-criisp/). The consortium is an interdisciplinary group that seeks to understand the psychosocial mechanisms of chronic pain.  

 

What will you be doing?

The post-holder will examine associations between pain, psychosocial and biological factors using data from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC, www.bris.ac.uk/alspac). In addition to data analysis, the work includes identifying measures to be added to data collection in ALSPAC, and liaison with members of the ALSPAC team and wider consortium to enable this to take place. Alongside the work within ALSPAC, a key part of this role is work with other groups and cohort studies across the UK to support and enable harmonisation of pain data collection and analysis. 

 

You should apply if

You should have experience of sophisticated epidemiological analysis using repeated measures, and should already have a PhD in epidemiology, biostatistics or a similar quantitative discipline. You should have experience using relevant software, e.g. R, Stata and Mplus and be able to demonstrate a publication record in keeping with your experience to date. It is also essential that you can demonstrate team working experience.

We offer a collegiate and interdisciplinary working environment, both within Bristol and as part of the wider national consortium and other partners. You will be encouraged to avail of career development opportunities, including through the excellent support provided to post-doctoral research staff at the University of Bristol.

Interested applicants are asked to read the full job description before applying, including the essential and desirable criteria. We recommend that applicants address how they meet the criteria in their cover letter that accompanies their CV.

 

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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