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Record Linkage Manager

 

Ref: 1717399
Closing date: 29 April 2018
Interview date: 9 May 2018
Salary: £43,023 - £50,753 per annum
Contract: Full Time

 

A job description and person specification can be accessed on the UCL job page.

The Centre for Longitudinal Studies has responsibility for and manages four of Britain's internationally renowned birth cohort studies. They involve multiple surveys, together with other specialised forms of data collection and linkages to administrative records. The information collected is broad, covering areas as diverse as education, employment, and income, family and parenting, physical and mental health, and social attitudes.

You will take responsibility for strategic and operational planning and management of the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) record linkage programme. You will ensure record linkages across the CLS studies for research and operational purposes are enacted to the timescales and quality standards required, and that linked data for research can be made available to the wider research community.

This role will involve significant external liaison and negotiation with government departments, strategic bodies, and other longitudinal studies. Within CLS, it will involve liaising with scientific, project and team leads, and overseeing the work of staff working across several different teams.   

This post is available from 01 May 2018 until 31 March 2020 in the first instance.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate will have a good understanding of record linkage methodology, and the issues relat ing to linking survey and administrative data. Solid experience of working with complex data and preparing applications to ethics committees is essential.

The successful candidate will also demonstrate excellent awareness of information governance practices, including experience of developing and writing procedures and the ability to lead and develop project teams.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be found on the UCL job listing.

To apply for the vacancy please click on the 'Apply Now' button on the UCL job listing.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy, please contact Dr Lisa Calderwood, l.calderwood@ucl.ac.uk, or by telephone 0207 911 5510.

 


 

Research Associate / Senior Research Associate

 

Ref: 1721201
Closing date: 26 April 2018
Interview date: TBC
Salary: Grade 7: £34,635 - £41,864 per annum, Grade 8: £43,023 - £44,243 per annum
Contract: Full Time

 

A job description and person specification can be accessed on the UCL job page.


We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic quantitative researcher to work on two complementary research projects involving cross-cohort research of public health significance.

The post-holder will contribute to two externally funded projects which both aim to investigate socioeconomic differentials in health and health-related behaviours.

The first is a CLOSER (Cohort & Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources) work package on socioeconomic differentials in physical activity across life. Physical activity has a myriad of health benefits yet a substantial proportion of the world’s population are inactive, particularly socioeconomically disadvantaged groups. There is a pressing need to better understand these inequalities. Coordinated analyses of physical activity data from the CLOSER studies, which will be undertaken by the appointed researcher, provide a unique opportunity to do this across the life course in a UK setting. Since physical activity data have not yet been collated, this project will also involve working with cohort investigators to identify all measures of physical activity and sedentary behaviour available within each study, to produce guidance documentation and harmonised datasets.

The second project, funded by the Academy of Medical Sciences, aims to conduct cross-cohort research to examine how health inequalities have changed across time in the UK, building on existing work.

The post holder will be expected to collate data and create data documentation suitable for a general audience and will be expected to lead in the development of analysis plans and undertake statisitical analyses in line with the main aims of the two projects.

The post is available from 01/05/2018 and is funded until 31/12/2019 in the first instance.

Key Requirements

The post holder will have a PhD or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline such as epidemiology, statistics or quantitative social science and will have experience of handling complex and large-scale data set. Excellent IT skills, including the ability to use bibliographic software such as EndNote and relevant statisitical packages (e.g. STATA) is essential.

For appointment as a Senior Research Associate, evidence of completed research which has been published as well as a suitable publication record is essential.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be found on the UCL job listing.

To apply for the vacancy please click on the 'Apply Now' button on the UCL job listing.

For further details about this post please contact Dr David Bann on 020 7911 5426 or email at david.bann@ucl.ac.uk



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