Department: Blizard Institute
Salary: £34,220 per annum (Grade 4)
Date posted: 12-Jul-2021
Closing date: 09-Aug-2021
About the Role
Our research in Paediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis) aims to better understand the disease epidemiology and its complications. In addition to having the disease, children with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are at risk of other severe and rare conditions, severe infections, liver failure and blood clots (in the legs/lungs or brain).
In this study, using the largest network of its kind with unique and comprehensive prospectively acquired clinical data to study both the incidence of disease and also examine underlying aetiologies using advanced statistical techniques. As children have less co-morbid disease than adults the likelihood of clear findings is enhanced. By confirming likely risk factors and aetiologies will allow targeted study of scientific pathophysiology of the complications in the future and increase the possibility of identifying management strategies to minimise further risks. This project will allow us to generate real estimates of risks for discussing with the families in the clinics. In addition, we will be able to agree and make available management plans to clinicians for the management of these complications.
Key areas of research include:
Study of epidemiology of paediatric inflammatory bowel diseases (PIBD)
Calculation of denominator population and incidence estimation of each rare complication in PIBD
Statistical analysis of rare complications and related risk factors
Understanding coverage of each site and expand total coverage of the study
A talented early career researcher with an aptitude for data analytics willing to learn new statistical concepts and become familiar with clinical research framework. The role requires basic understanding of the fundamental principles in data analytics, data management and experiment/study design.
About the School/Department/Institute/Project
The Centre for Immunobiology is one of the largest teams in the Blizard institute comprises a large multidisciplinary research team of Clinicians, Scientists, Biostatisticians and Data Scientists. The Institute comprises approximately 400 staff based in five academic centres and one Public Engagement Centre and supports a combined total of c750 postgraduate research and taught students.
We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work-life balance and family-friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.
The post is based at Whitechapel Campus in London. It is a full time (35 hours per week), fixed-term appointment for 12 months, with an immediate start. The starting salary will be Professional Grade 4 (£34,220) per annum (pro-rata), inclusive of London Allowance.
Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.
Informal enquiries should be addressed to Nicholas Croft at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The closing date for applications is 09 August 2021
Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.