Research Associate in Statistics

Job Description

The Sheffield Centre for Health and Related Research (SCHARR) seeks an early career researcher with a strong background in statistics/mathematics and an interest in Bayesian statistics and health technology assessment to join the Health Economic and Decision Science (HEDS) section.

You will work on research projects across SCHARR research programmes. This includes performing evidence synthesis for projects commissioned under our National Institute of Health and Care Research Evidence Synthesis Centre (EnSygN) to support decision-making across health, public health and social care in the UK.

Additionally, you will be involved in SCHARR-Technology Assessment Group (SCHARR-TAG) projects commissioned under our NIHR Technology Assessment Reviews programme, where the work will include the critical appraisal of the statistical methods used in pharmaceutical company submissions to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for reimbursement of new interventions.

You will also provide statistical support to multi-disciplinary teams as part of other HEDS research and consultancy projects. You will be encouraged to develop your own methodological research interests that are complementary to those within HEDS and help contribute to Masters level teaching and supervision.

Educated to PhD level (or equivalent experience) in statistics, or a relevant quantitative discipline, you will have an understanding of clinical trials and of meta-analysis.

Experience of undertaking evidence synthesis including network meta-analysis and experience of using health economic modelling/health technology assessment methods is desirable, as is experience in using the R statistical software and undertaking Bayesian statistical analyses using appropriate computational software, e.g., Stan, JAGS, OpenBUGS, WinBUGS.

What We Offer

● 41 days annual leave (including closure days and Bank Holidays), with the possibility to purchase up to ten additional days.
● Up to 5 days of paid time off to cover emergency caring responsibilities.
● A commitment to work life balance including flexible working opportunities and hybrid working.
● A highly competitive pension scheme.
● Discounts at participating shops and cinemas, and a cycle to work scheme.
● A commitment to your development, with programmes, learning modules and mentoring schemes.
● An inclusive and diverse workplace.
● A commitment to your wellbeing, with confidential emotional support, support for those going through the menopause, experiencing fertility treatment and having a baby, paid leave for IVF treatment and more.

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