Research Lead / Senior Epidemiologist

Research Lead/Senior Epidemiologist

OPRI are currently seeking candidates to fill a Research Lead/Senior Epidemiologist role.

You will have the scope and capability to develop research ideas, coordinate, conduct and communicate high quality scientific research for both commercial and academic purposes. The successful candidate will work within a small, experienced team of international researchers and alongside our clinical, statistical and database colleagues. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience within an internationally recognised research organisation involved in the analysis and dissemination of real-life research from large-scale observational studies, registries and pragmatic randomised controlled trials.

This role will be home based and international remote working is available. Travel to our UK (Cambridge or Norfolk), Singapore or Brisbane offices may be required (when appropriate to do so).

Primary responsibilities

· Lead research proposals for academic and commercial clients

· Develop statistical analysis plans and conduct analyses for clinical database studies, registries and pragmatic randomised controlled trials

· Liaise with study sponsors and steering committee experts throughout the project

· Take leadership of a project team from idea generation to delivery of the study outputs

· Critically review the work of other members of the research team and mentor less experienced members as necessary

· Contribute, as an author, to journal publications, conference abstracts and posters

· Present at international conferences


· Postgraduate degree in life sciences (e.g. MSc, PhD), epidemiology, biostatistics or equivalent with 3-5 years of experience

Experience and Key Skills

· Demonstrable experience of large clinical database research ideally with practical experience of using EMR data

· Experience of leading health research projects from start to completion

· Analysis and dissemination of real-life research from large-scale observational studies

· Protocol writing

· Manuscript writing

· Authorship of journal publications (at least 10 peer reviewed publications)

· Working with large relational healthcare datasets (in excess of 100k)

· Statistical analysis using Stata, R, SQL or MySQL

· Biostatistical experience: regressions (logistic, conditional), survival analysis

· Client relations, liaising with external parties internationally, strong leadership and presentation skills

· Excellent written and verbal English communication skills

About Observational Pragmatic Research Institute (OPRI)

At OPRI we focus on improving disease management and patient outcomes by undertaking the highest quality observational and pragmatic clinical research. Working here means being ambitious, thinking big and working together to make a difference. By collaborating with world-renowned clinical, academic and industry partners OPRI has published over 200 papers and is considered a dynamic and progressive company at the forefront of advances in global healthcare.

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Contract and Salary

Starting salary is dependent on qualifications and experience.