Research Fellow, School of Medicine Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences


Job reference: 23/111249
Date posted: 18/09/2023
Utility time limit: 02/10/2023
Wage: £37,841 every year
Job class/sort: Analysis

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

The principal intention of this submit is to help the completion of an observational cohort examine.

This examine has followed-up 315 members recruited in 2012-2014 to analyze post-operative delirium following major arthroplasty surgical procedure. Phone and in-person examine visits have been accomplished. Laboratory evaluation of baseline and follow-up biosamples are ongoing. Lively international 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 members 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 might be impartial of preoperative cognition and biomarkers. This venture {followed} up members beforehand recruited between 2012 and 2014 to an observational cohort examine (n=315) investigating postoperative delirium following elective orthopaedic surgical procedure which sampled DNA, plasma and cerebrospinal fluid. Individuals have been invited for a phone interview {followed} by a one-off follow-up examine 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 examine will inform individualised prognosis following postoperative delirium. This in flip will strengthen the case for nationwide and worldwide tips concerning 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 utility ought to clearly display you may have: 

  • 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
  • Important 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 scientific information.

Please notice the above usually are not an exhaustive listing. For additional details about the function together with the important and fascinating standards please click on the Candidate Info hyperlink beneath.
This submit is mounted time period for as much as 3 months, or accessible till 2 February 2024, whichever is sooner. Fastened time period contract posts can be found for the said interval within the first occasion however particularly circumstances could also be renewed or made everlasting topic to availability of funding.
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We provide a wonderful employment bundle that features:

  • Nice phrases & circumstances
  • Pension schemes
  • Versatile working by enabling you to design your working week in collaboration together with your supervisor by means of a mix of distant and workplace working                              
  • Household-friendly initiatives
  • Profession growth alternatives
  • Assist for well being & psychological wellbeing
  • Beneficiant vacation entitlement of 8.4 weeks a yr (made up of 23 days annual go away, 10 closure days and 9 financial institution holidays)

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