Research Associate in Autism Evaluation and Data Science (mHealth)
This four-year postdoctoral role is for an individual with strong knowledge of measurement in autism and/or related neurodevelopmental disorders and who has a keen interest in the application of wearable technology and other forms of objective data capture to the measurement of patient symptoms and experience. Alongside excellent analytic skills, the post-holder will be expected to show initiative, problem-solving, a sensitivity to patient needs and preferences in capturing accurate, and representative data in a manner that is acceptable to the client group. While considerable work has already been done to identify key outcome targets, the post-holder will need to evaluate alternative measures, based on knowledge of key outcomes and biomarkers in autism, to identify the most promising types of data to collect and strategies for acquisition. The post-holder will work actively with both the research associate responsible for data analytics and also the researchers who take direct responsibility for data acquisition, in order to understand any difficulties and limitations they are experiencing and should help to provide potential solutions. The post-holder should expect to have some direct interactions with research participants to better understand their feedback on the data acquisition modalities and instruments being used, and to consider pro-actively alternatives that may mitigate and problems they are experiencing.