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Position: Research Fellow in Epidemiology
Institution: University College London
Department: UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health - Population, Policy and Practice Programme
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: Respiratory tract infections are the most common reason for hospital admission in young children in the UK. The aim of the PICNIC study is to determine the contribution of air pollution exposure during pregnancy and early childhood, and adverse housing conditions to hospital admissions for respiratory tract infections (RTIs) in children in England and Scotland. The project is led from the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, and the project partners include the University of Edinburgh, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of Tampere, and City University; The post-holder will use national birth cohorts of over 8 million children born in England between 2005 and 2014 and Scotland between 1997 and 2019 to examine the association between air pollution, poor housing and admissions for RTIs in children less than five years old
Requirements: The posts offer an excellent career development opportunity for post-doctoral researchers trained in statistical analysis and epidemiological methods, with experience of analysing large administrative datasets, such as Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), to extend their expertise into handling and analysing the environment and housing datasets
   
Text: Research Fellow in Epidemiology, - Ref:1859854 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health Specific unit / Sub department Population, Policy and Practice Programme Location of position London Grade 7 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £35,965 - £38,993 per annum Duties and Responsibilities Respiratory tract infections are the most common reason for hospital admission in young children in the UK. The aim of the PICNIC study is to determine the contribution of air pollution exposure during pregnancy and early childhood, and adverse housing conditions to hospital admissions for respiratory tract infections (RTIs) in children in England and Scotland. The project is led from the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, and the project partners include the University of Edinburgh, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of Tampere, and City University The post-holder will use national birth cohorts of over 8 million children born in England between 2005 and 2014 and Scotland between 1997 and 2019 to examine the association between air pollution, poor housing and admissions for RTIs in children less than five years old. The post holder will lead the data cleaning and management, and statistical analyses of these rich datasets to determine the impact of lowering air pollution and improve housing on the risk of hospital admissions for respiratory infections in children less than 5 years old. The role will involve write papers, reports and presentations based on the findings to ensure maximum impact on public health policy. This role is funded until 13 January 2023 in the first instance. Key Requirements The posts offer an excellent career development opportunity for post-doctoral researchers trained in statistical analysis and epidemiological methods, with experience of analysing large administrative datasets, such as Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), to extend their expertise into handling and analysing the environment and housing datasets. The post holder will be able to draw on support for statistical analysis, data management and interpretation within the Child Health Informatics Group (https: //tinyurl.com/r62jnwy ) at the Institute of Child Health, and the project partners based in other universities. Training in information governance, administrative data analysis, data linkage, causal mediation methods and geographical information systems will be available. Further Details A job description and full person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy please click on the Apply Now button below. If you are unable to apply online please contact ICH Human Resources ich.hr@ucl.ac.uk quoting the job reference. UCL Taking Action for Equality Closing Date 10 Mar 2020 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date TBC Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality. This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff. Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job. Job description and person specification Apply Now
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