The George Institute For Global Health
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Epidemiologist

Type of career: 
Jobs
Country: 
United Kingdom
City: 
Oxford
Application close date: 
14/10/2019

Are you an experienced epidemiologist with an interest in women’s health?

The George Institute for Global Health, UK at the University of Oxford is looking for an epidemiologist to join our developing Global Women’s Health Programme and assist in conducting and interpreting analyses of large health and medical datasets with an overall goal of developing evidence-based recommendations that will improve the health of millions of women and girls, both in the UK and more broadly.

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Specific research projects that the successful candidate will work on are primarily in the field of vascular diseases, such as coronary heart disease, stroke, dementia and kidney disease – although this is by no means an exclusive list. A key subject will be how risk factors, experiences and outcomes in non-communicable diseases differ between women and men. Importantly, the research will not stop at uncovering these issues, but will seek explanations for sex/gender differences – biological, behavioural or otherwise. The postholder will be expected to initiate and lead projects with such aims.

Some key responsibilities of the postholder will include developing studies and research questions within the field of women’s health and sex differences, conducting individual research, analysing complex qualitative and/or quantitative data, regularly writing papers at a national level for peer-reviewed medical or epidemiological journals and contributing to the George Institute’s Global Women’s Health Programme.

You will hold a PhD (or near completion) in epidemiology or a related subject with a quantitative emphasis, have a track record in first-author publications, excellent ability of scientific writing in the English language and a good understanding of epidemiological study design and of common statistical methods used in medical research. Excellent communication and inter-personal skills, are also essential for this role.

This post will be based at The George Institute, Hayes House, 75 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2BQ.

This position is full-time and fixed-term for 1 year in the first instance. Applications for flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

For further details and to apply, please visit the University of Oxford jobs portal.


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