Research Associate in Systematic Reviews and IPD Meta-Analysis, University of Manchester, UK

University of Manchester
Research Associate
Study in:UK
Deadline: 22 Jan 2018

Research Associate in Systematic Reviews and IPD Meta-analysis

Closing Date : 22/01/2018
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Duration : Available immediately until 30/09/2019
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Biology, Medicine & Health
School/Directorate : School of Health Sciences
Division : Population Health, Health Services Research & Primary Care
Hours Per week : Full time
Salary : £31,604 to £38,833 per annum
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Job Reference : BM&H-11157

This is an exciting opportunity to undertake the data management activities and statistical analyses as part of two individual participant data (IPD) meta-analyses of randomised controlled trials, evaluating:

  • moderators of the effectiveness of self-management support interventions in reducing urgent healthcare use in patients with respiratory conditions
  • whether Pedometers are an effective strategy to Increase Physical Activity and Improve Health

This post is funded through an NIHR School for Primary Care Research (SPCR) collaborative project of all nine primary care member departments, the Evidence Synthesis Working group (ESWG).

You will join a multi-centre research project (with collaborators in Universities of Bristol, Cambridge, Keele, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Southampton and UCL). You will be responsible to Dr Maria Panagioti, the Manchester lead of the project, and you will be co-supervised by colleagues with considerable expertise in IPD meta-analysis (Dr Evan Kontopantelis) and trial methodologies (Peter Bower).

You should hold a PhD in Medical Statistics or a related fields or equivalent experience. You should have prior experience of statistical analysis applied to health intervention data, preferable in multi-level modelling and meta-analysis. The position is available immediately until 31 May 2019. A more detailed job description and person specification is available below.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CV’s or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr Maria Panagioti


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

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

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