Research Fellow

Salary: Full-time starting salary is normally in the range £33,348 to £43,155 with potential progression once in post to £45,737

Closes: 15th June 2023

This four-year position is for a postgraduate research fellow with expertise in health data, data science, statistical modelling and/or artificial intelligence to work within Birmingham’s NIHR-funded Patient Safety Research Collaborative, within the theme entitled “Clinical Decision Support Tools in Acute Care”. This position is based at the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, but the PSRC includes PDRAs working collaboratively across The College of Medical and Dental Sciences as part of a vibrant data science and clinical community, focused on delivering innovative solutions to patient safety.

This post will help develop and test novel clinical decision support tools using electronic health data from PIONEER, the HDR UK Hub in acute care. 

The candidate will be part of a multi-disciplinary team, building, testing and deploying these tools, working in supported partnerships with regulators, policy makers and healthcare professionals.

Main Duties

  • Develop research objectives and proposals for own or joint research, with assistance of a mentor if required
  • Contribute to writing bids for research funding
  • Analyse and interpret data
  • Apply knowledge in a way which develops new intellectual understanding
  • Disseminate research findings for publication, research seminars etc
  • Supervise students on research-related work and provide guidance to PhD students where appropriate to the discipline
  • Contribute to developing new models, techniques and methods within the scope of this Driver programme
  • Undertake management/administration arising from research
  • Contribute to Departmental/School research-related activities and research-related administration
  • Contribute to enterprise, business development and/or public engagement activities of manifest benefit to the College and the University, often under supervision of a project leader
  • Collect research data; this may be through a variety of research methods using health data but also through literature reviews.
  • Present research outputs, including drafting academic publications or parts thereof, for example at seminars and as posters
  • Provide guidance, as required, to support staff and any students who may be assisting with the research
  • Deal with problems that may affect the achievement of research objectives and deadlines
  • Promotes equality and values diversity acting as a role model and fostering an inclusive working culture.

Person specification

  • First degree in mathematics, computer science and normally, a higher degree relevant to research area of data science or equivalent qualifications
  • High-level analytical capability
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly to peers, supervisors, and members of the public/ patients
  • Fluency in relevant data models, techniques or methods and ability to contribute to developing new ones– although relevant training will be available.
  • Ability to assess resource requirements and use resources effectively
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes
  • Contribute to the planning and organising of the research programme and/or specific research project against timelines and deliverables.
  • Co-ordinate own work with others to avoid conflict or duplication of effort
  • Knowledge of the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010, and how to actively ensure in day-to-day activity in own area that those with protected characteristics are treated equally and fairly

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