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Research Assistant/Research Associate (Fixed Term)

This research assistant or postdoctoral research associate position's purpose is to support the delivery of the Population Evidence and Data Science theme of the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) in the East of England. The post holder will contribute to the development, conduct, analysis and evaluation of applied population health research that focuses on the use of health and care data to improve population health and address health inequalities.

Although based at the University of Cambridge, the post-holder will work closely with researchers from the other universities within the NIHR ARC collaboration and the NIHR School for Public Health Research. The implementation of approaches that improve the quality, access to, and the use of population heath data by services and researchers is a key goal for the theme. The post holder will be expected to pro-actively engage with partner organisations that are able to contribute to this goal. It is anticipated that the post-holder will also be involved in the preparation of peer review publications and dissemination material for practice stakeholders and members of the public.

Candidates should have a Degree, Masters, PhD or equivalent in a relevant field of study.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Louise Lafortune,

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2024 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and a standard Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and a CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

The closing date for applications is: 11th June 2023

The interview date for the role is: 21st June 2023

Please quote reference RN36803 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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