University of Edinburgh seeks - Research Fellow

The Usher Institute at the University of Edinburgh is seeking a highly skilled and motivated epidemiologist/research fellow to work in the field of vascular disease, including both the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral vascular diseases and the development of vascular complications of type 2 diabetes. The primary role will be to undertake a series of high quality systematic reviews on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of vascular diseases, including abdominal aortic aneurysm, venous thromboembolism and peripheral arterial disease, within the core programme of work which constitutes the CSO funded research project, Cochrane Vascular, one of 25 Cochrane review groups based in the UK. The main purpose of this work is to identify key areas of clinical importance to the management of peripheral vascular disease globally, and to produce and disseminate high quality evidence to guide clinical management, using state-of-the art systematic review methodology. They will also have a data management, quality control and supervisory role for a well-established epidemiological study (the Edinburgh Type 2 Diabetes Study), which aims to identify biomarkers and potential aetiological risk factors for vascular complications affecting people with type 2 diabetes.

Applicants must have (or expect to achieve) a PhD in epidemiology or related subject, with experience of the design, conduct and reporting of large-scale randomised controlled trials, prospective cohort studies and other epidemiological study types; execution of statistical analysis; adherence to data/research governance and best practice guidelines for use of health-related data; experience of handling large data-sets in a variety of databases. Applicants will also have excellent scientific writing skills, with a good publication track record (minimum three publications in peer-reviewed journals, with at least one paper reporting analysis of an epidemiological study and/or systematic review).

The post is available from 1 August 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter, part-time (20 hours per week) and available until 31 December 2022.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020