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Design, Trials and Statistics (DTS)

Reference: UOS018498
Job Title: Research Assistant
Salary: Grade 6, £25,728 - £29,799 per annum
Closing Date: 2 March 2018
This post is full-time and fixed-term for 12 months.

A position has arisen for a Research Assistant based in the Sheffield Clinical Trials Research Unit (CTRU). You will work closely with CTRU staff, with Chief Investigators and Study Managers to support the conduct of randomised controlled trials. You will work with Study Managers to obtain regulatory approvals, recruit, set up and close down study sites and support participant recruitment and reporting.

You will also liaise with staff at study sites and undertake quality control responsibilities related to
studies, including site monitoring. Experience of working on a Clinical Trial team is desirable.

For informal enquiries about this job and the recruiting department, contact: Daniel Hind, CTRU Assistant Director on d.hind@sheffield.ac.uk.

For administration queries and details on the application process, contact the lead recruiter: Rebecca Swift on r.d.swift@sheffield.ac.uk or on 0114 222 2988.

Health Economics and Decision Science (HEDS)

Reference: UOS018323
Job Title: Research Associate in Public Health Economic Modelling
Salary: Grade 7, £30,688 - £38,833 per annum
Closing Date: 2 March 2018
This post is full-time and fixed-term until 28 February 2021.

The School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), University of Sheffield is seeking to appoint a Research Associate to contribute to the health economic modelling of tobacco and alcohol tax in the UK. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to join the Sheffield Alcohol Research Group, an internationally leading public health economic research team at a world-leading university.

The post-holder will work on the SYNTAX project “Integrated evidence synthesis for joint appraisal of tobacco and alcohol tax interventions for harm reduction in the UK”. This three-year project is funded by the National Institute of Health Research's Public Health Research Programme and is a collaboration between the Universities of Sheffield and Bath.
https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/scharr/sections/ph/research/alpol/research/syntax

The post-holder will contribute to modelling of the impact of potential changes to taxation on tobacco and alcohol consumption, health, economic and other societal outcomes e.g. work absence. Using health economic, statistical and epidemiological approaches, these analyses will make use of national survey data on individual consumption and spending, and health outcomes. They will be expected to develop detailed protocols for their work, negotiate access to relevant data, analyse this data using appropriate methods (likely to include econometric analyses of price elasticities), prepare manuscripts and disseminate results to the public and scientific peers.

The post-holder will have direct research experience of statistical modelling using techniques such as regression or latent class analyses. They will also have either experience and an enthusiasm to learn health economic modelling techniques. They will have postgraduate qualifications in a numerate discipline such as statistics, epidemiology, economics, operational research or related subject.

For informal queries about this job and the recruiting department, contact: Professor Alan Brennan at a.brennan@sheffield.ac.uk or 0114 222 0684, or Dr Duncan Gillespie on duncan.gillespie@sheffield.ac.uk or 0114 222 4310.

For queries about the application process, contact: Jenny Doole on j.doole@sheffield.ac.uk or on 0114 222 0862.

Health Services Research (HSR)

Reference: UOS018548
Job Title: Research Associate
Salary: Grade 7, £30,688 - £32,548 per annum
Closing Date: 5 March 2018
This post is full-time and fixed-term until 31 December 2018

You will work on the development of a research line on frailty as a Research Associate within the Telehealth and Care Technologies (TaCT) theme of the CLARHC Y&H and CATCH, the Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare. The central topic of this research line will be the development, evaluation and implementation of tools to monitor key indicators of physical frailty in older people, to be used in the everyday lives of frail older persons as part of innovative care pathways.

You will work with a multidisciplinary team of colleagues on the development of a study aiming to monitor physical frailty in everyday lives of frail older persons. The intention is to create a group of researchers, including PhD and masters students, across two of the CLARHC Y&H themes and across universities. Prof Luc de Witte and Prof Mark Hawley will supervise and coach the post-holder and the students involved.

For informal enquiries about this job and the recruiting department, contact: Prof Luc de Witte on l.p.dewitte@sheffield.ac.uk or on 07850 076 478.

For administration queries and details on the application process, contact the lead recruiter: Joanne Turner on j.e.turner@sheffield.ac.uk or on 0114 222 0751.

Public Health (PH)

Reference: UOS018583
Job Title: Research Associate in Puublic Health
Salary: Grade 7, £30,688 - £34,520 per annum (pro-rata)
Closing Date: 12 March 2018
This post is part-time (80%) and fixed-term until 30 September 2019.

The Public Health section in the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) is looking to recruit a highly-motivated, experienced Researcher to join the Sheffield Alcohol Research Group (SARG), a multidisciplinary team of approximately 20 Researchers with an international reputation for high impact research of outstanding scientific merit. You will contribute to a range of research projects to understand patterns and trends in alcohol consumption, the associated health risks and wider societal consequences and the effects of alcohol policies. Tasks will include secondary analysis of survey data; systematic reviews of the research literature; occasional support to qualitative researchers in collecting and analysing data; writing reports, journal articles and grant applications; and, importantly, engaging with policy and practice stakeholders.

This role offers excellent opportunities to work on high-profile public health research, within a supportive, flexible and friendly environment. You should have a first degree in a health or social science and a postgraduate degree, ideally at doctoral level, in a relevant discipline. We will consider applicants with equivalent research experience. You should also have significant experience of using statistical techniques to analyse large survey datasets and a strong interest in understanding alcohol consumption in relation to public health policy. Having either an understanding of systematic review methods or a good awareness of the principles of qualitative research is desirable.

For informal enquiries about this job and the recruiting department, contact: Petra Meier on p.meier@sheffield.ac.uk.

For administration queries and details on the application process, contact the lead recruiter: Jenny Doole on j.doole@sheffield.ac.uk.