Research Fellow

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
Grade 5, £32,816 - £39,152
Jan 19, 2021
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Apr 19, 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Fellow

Full Time, Fixed Term (until March 2022)

Job reference   0000010399

Date posted   19/01/2021

Application closing date    16/02/2021

Salary: Grade 5, £32,816 - £39,152

Package   Excellent benefits package

Job description
Join Edinburgh Napier University and engineer a career that shapes the future

Research Fellow, Full Time, Fixed Term (until March 2022)

We are looking to appoint a Research Fellow. The successful applicant will become a part of a team in the ESRC funded Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research (SCADR). This is an exciting opportunity to work in a national centre that brings together academics, research fellows and experts in public engagement to spearhead the use of linked administrative data to address policy relevant research questions. We work closely with colleagues in Scottish Government and the third sector to align work to policy needs.

The successful applicant will be engaged with two key studies that link together administrative data and other data sources including the national census. Ongoing studies include circumstances in the last days of life and drivers to place of death, the social circumstances of the veteran population, and the dynamics of the nursing workforce. 

Much of your time will be spent in SCADR in Edinburgh. It is there that the data is securely held and accessed. You will be part of a community of researchers working on projects using similar linked administrative data and analytical approaches.  You will be responsible for analysis and reporting findings both through concise policy reports and academic papers. Achieving our aims will require you will liaise with our support team including our research co-ordinator, and our public engagement and impact managers. You will also spend some of your time in the School of Health and Social Care at Edinburgh Napier University. This will embed you in a team of academics lecturing and researching closely related issues to health, wellbeing and care.

What we are looking for

Essential requirements

  • Completed PhD on health or social sciences related topic that has required use of large linked datasets. 
  • Management of large linked administrative or survey datasets
  • Statistical analysis of linked administrative data, large national surveys, or equivalent. 
  • Research project management including data applications 
  • Ability to write and run syntax for statistical programmes such as Stata, SAS, SPSS and/or R. 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team. 
  • Demonstrable ability to write at a level commensurate with publication in academic journals. 
  • Willingness to travel to meetings and conferences in the UK as required by the developing study. 
  • Ability to engage with academic audiences at national and international conferences in the UK and overseas. 

Desirable attributes

  • Completion of ONS Safe Researcher training or equivalent.
  • Masters degree in health or social science topic
  • Analysis of longitudinal data.
  • Working with different stakeholders including those from academic or policy arenas. 
  • Experience of presenting to academic conferences. 
  • Experience of public engagement events. 
  • Submission of academic papers for publication.
  • Knowledge and/or experience of health and social care in the Scottish and international context. 

For a detailed list of the requirements, you can read the full role profile here

Benefits we offer 

In return, we offer a great working environment where we support ambition, recognise achievement and offer an attractive benefit package. This includes a generous pension scheme, professional development opportunities, discounted access to onsite sports facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts.

Salary: Grade 5, £32,816 - £39,152

Additional Information

Application Closing Date: 16th February

Interviews will be held from the 1st March.

The University is committed to inclusion, demonstrated through our work in respect of our diversity awards and accreditations and hold Disability Confident, Career Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status. More details can be found here 

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