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JOB Opportunity: Senior Research Associate in Statistical Modelling, University of Bristol UK

From: Bennetts, Meg <meg.bennetts>
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2016 10:33:32 +0000

Senior Research Associate in Statistical Modelling
University of Bristol UK

Job number: ACAD102357
Division/School: School of Social and Community Medicine
Contract type: Open ended contract staff
Working pattern: Full time
Salary: 36,001 - 40,523
Closing date for applications: 04-Jan-2017
Further particulars: (Search for job ID: AC=

This post offers an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified statistic=
ian to join an expanding research team based in the School of Social and Co=
mmunity Medicine, University of Bristol, in collaboration with the Pfizer P=
harmacometrics group at Sandwich. The post is funded for 18-months supporte=
d by a grant from the Medical Research Council, and by Pfizer. The post-hol=
der will develop methods and computer code for Model-Based Network Meta-Ana=
lysis that can make robust comparisons across multiple agents accounting fo=
r time-course and dose-response jointly. Methods will be illustrated using =
examples identified by Pfizer (e.g. osteoarthritis, migraine, gout). The co=
llaboration with the Pfizer Pharmacometrics group will ensure that the meth=
ods developed are directly addressing the unmet needs of those involved in =
early phase development.

We are looking for an applicant with interests and experience in some or al=
l of: network meta-analysis (also termed mixed treatment comparisons); anal=
ysis of dose-response data; analysis of repeated measures over time; non-li=
near modelling; model criticism; statistical programming using R or similar=
 software; and Bayesian methods using WinBUGS or similar software. The post=
-holder will be expected to make regular visits to the Pfizer offices in Sa=
ndwich, Kent (expenses will be covered).

The post holder will be based in Bristol, and work under the direction of D=
r Nicky Welton (Bristol), Dr. Sofia Dias (Bristol), Prof. Tony Ades (Bristo=
l), Meg Bennetts (Pfizer), and Martin Boucher (Pfizer). The post-holder wil=
l join a team of statisticians working on a programme of research on multi-=
parameter evidence synthesis in decision modelling and epidemiology (http:/=
/ ), which is par=
t of the Centre for Research Synthesis and Decision Making (CReSyDa) (http:=
// ).

The school offers professional development through its highly regarded prog=
ramme of short courses in research methods (
-community-medicine/shortcourse ), which are available free of charge to al=
l staff. There will be opportunities to teach on existing short courses, an=
d contribute to undergraduate teaching.

Funding is available for 18 months.

Contact for informal enquiries:
Dr Nicky Welton
Tel. 0117 331 3918

Received on Tue Dec 13 2016 - 05:33:32 EST

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