Research Associate in Health Informatics

Manchester, United Kingdom
£32,236 - £35,211 per annum
18 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 19/11/2018
Salary : £32,236 - £35,211 per annum
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Biology, Medicine & Health
Division : Musculoskeletal & Dermatological Sciences
Hours Per week : Full Time
Contract Duration : 01 December 2018 until 10 August 2021

The Arthritis Research UK Centre for Epidemiology (CfE) are seeking a post-doctoral research associate to contribute to the Centre’s portfolio of research around harnessing digital health data for epidemiology research, with a focus on musculoskeletal disease. We are keen to recruit a highly motivated and effective researcher with an emerging publication record, and clear commitment to establishing an independent and leading programme of research in the field of digital health data. The post provides an excellent opportunity for someone with health informatics expertise to join a group who are leading innovation internationally in digital epidemiology.

You will work with epidemiologists, clinicians, health data scientists, industry partners, and patients and the public to drive research in CfE’s ‘Harnessing digital data’ theme. This includes the use and linking of electronic health record data sets; developing and evaluating digital tools to collect high quality patient-generated data (e.g. on symptoms, diet, physical activity) for enriching epidemiological studies and improving clinical care and self-management; and unlocking the potential of online patient communities.

We expect you to design and conduct high quality research in the area of digital epidemiology, and support development of applications to attract external funding. You will also contribute to ongoing projects in the Centre, and support students and other researchers in the Centre who (plan to) use digital health data in their projects. You will be encouraged and supported to apply for external fellowships within the first two years of the post.

You will be based at Centre for Epidemiology (University of Manchester), and will collaborate closely with the Centre for Health Informatics.

The School is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Will Dixon


Name: Dr Sabine van der Veer


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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