Graduate Research Assistant (Statistics) / PROTECT Data Manager

Exeter, Devon (GB)
From £27,511 up to £30,046 on Grade E, depending on qualifications and experience
October 15 2019
Health Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

College of Medicine & Health 

This full time post is available from 1 November 2019 on a fixed term basis until 31 May 2020.  

Summary of the role
The College wishes to recruit a Graduate Research Assistant to support the work of Dr Anne Corbett. This commercially funded post is available immediately. You will support two main research projects. You will act as Data Manager and provide statistical input for analysis of a sub-set of data arising from a commercial clinical trial funded by Novo Nordisk. The second is to act as a junior study statistician and Data Manager for the innovative PROTECT study, an online study of ageing and cognition that is running at the University of Exeter. 

The post will be an integral member of the dynamic PROTECT Research Team. The role will include working with large research datasets to support two major projects. Day-to-day work will include preparing datasets, running preliminary analysis and preparing regular reports to our commercial client. It will also involve taking responsibility for monitoring and handling the research dataset for the PROTECT study. This will include preparing datasets and contributing to data analysis, both in-house and with our collaborators. The post offers the opportunity to build on your own ideas for data analysis and research, and to contribute to the onward development of the PROTECT study. 

About you
You will be able to handle, prepare and analyse large quantitative research datasets, present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare communications for external bodies.

Applicants will be educated to first degree level or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study or equivalent experience and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes. Applicants will have good working knowledge of at least one commonly used statistical analysis programme and will show high levels of competence working with research data.  

The University of Exeter
We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017. 

Our research income in recent years means we’re fastest growing UK Research University and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework) and we encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. 

With over 22,000 students and 5,500 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.  

We offer some fantastic benefits including:
- 41 days leave per year
- options for flexible working
- numerous discounts at leading retailers
- onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
- sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
- stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England 

Further information

Please contact Dr Anne Corbett, or telephone (01392) 724664.

We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements. 

This role may be subject to additional background screening.

The College is proud to have a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment and impact to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects.  Our Inspiring Stories tell you more about how we support our staff, including through a mentoring programme to help our staff learn from the professional and life experience of colleagues and explore opportunities and actions for career progression.