Research Fellow

Queen's University Belfast

The College of Drugs, Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences (MDBS) at Queen’s College Belfast, is at the moment in search of to nominate an distinctive candidate to the put up of Analysis Fellow inside the Centre for Public Well being.

The principal intention of this put up is to help the completion of an observational cohort research.

This research has followed-up 315 contributors recruited in 2012-2014 to research post-operative delirium following major arthroplasty surgical procedure. Phone and in-person research visits have been accomplished. Laboratory evaluation of baseline and follow-up biosamples are ongoing. Lively world collaborations are in place. Along with the originally-planned statistical analyses there may be the chance to undertake extra novel and sophisticated analyses.

Proof is accumulating that postoperative delirium is a marker of mind vulnerability. Cognitive prognosis following delirium stays unclear. This venture aimed to check the speculation that contributors who developed postoperative delirium could have worse cognition eight years later in comparison with those that didn’t develop postoperative delirium and the impact of delirium can be impartial of preoperative cognition and biomarkers. This venture {followed} up contributors beforehand recruited between 2012 and 2014 to an observational cohort research (n=315) investigating postoperative delirium following elective orthopaedic surgical procedure which sampled DNA, plasma and cerebrospinal fluid. Members have been invited for a phone interview {followed} by a one-off follow-up research go to the place up to date medical historical past, repeat cognitive assessments, collateral historical past taking and blood sampling have been accomplished. It’s anticipated that the outcomes of this research will inform individualised prognosis following postoperative delirium. This in flip will strengthen the case for nationwide and worldwide tips relating to postoperative affected person counselling, follow-up care planning and intervention to enhance mind well being and probably modify Alzheimer’s illness processes after postoperative delirium.

The profitable candidate should have, and your software ought to clearly reveal you’ve got: 

  • Honours Diploma minimal of a 2:1 (or equal) in a well being, social sciences, public well being, or statistics associated topic
  • Obtained or be about to acquire a related PhD in epidemiology, social sciences, utilized statistics, informatics, or public well being associated space together with pharmacy and economics
  • Vital related analysis expertise to this venture
  • Expertise of utilizing statistical packages reminiscent of SPSS or STATA
  • Demonstrable proficiency in tutorial paper writing
  • Expertise dealing with uncooked medical information.

Please word the above usually are not an exhaustive record. For additional details about the position together with the important and fascinating standards please click on the Candidate Info hyperlink under.

This put up is fastened time period for as much as 3 months, or obtainable till 2 February 2024, whichever is sooner. Mounted time period contract posts can be found for the acknowledged interval within the first occasion however specifically circumstances could also be renewed or made everlasting topic to availability of funding.
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