Research Fellow

The University of Edinburgh

United Kingdom

Full time

Scientific Research

Jul 6

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About the job

Job Description

UE07 (£33,797 - £40,322)

MVM / MGPHS / USHER Institute

Full time (35 hours per week)

Fixed term, Available from 01 September 2021 to 31 August 2022

(Potential of extension for a further 18 months subject to confirmed funding).

The Centre for Global Health at the Usher Institute within The University of Edinburgh is looking for a Research Fellow experienced in large-scale systematic reviews and meta-analyses to work on Respiratory Syncytial Virus Consortium in Europe [RESCEU] project.

The Opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity to work on the largest RSV consortium in Europe and contribute to the introduction of an RSV vaccine in the next 5 years. The post holder will take the lead on the work package on Systematic Reviews and Disease Burden Modelling. The Principal Investigators would be keen to support the development of the post-holder as an independent early career researcher.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Harish Nair, Chair of Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Global Health (

Your Skills And Attributes For Success

  • PhD (or near completion) in epidemiology
  • Knowledge and experience of designing and conducting large-scale systematic reviews.
  • Knowledge and experience in conducting meta-analysis using appropriate software (e.g. STATA).
  • Excellent scientific writing skills, with a good publication track record (minimum three publications in peer-reviewed journals).
  • Knowledge of infectious disease epidemiology and RSV.

Click here for a copy of the full job description.

Please include your CV and a supporting statement with details of how you meet the knowledge, skills and experience required for this post.

As a valued member of our team you can expect:

An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme , staff discounts, family friendly initiatives , flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK. Further information is available on our right to work webpages.

The University is able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role. If successful, an international applicant requiring sponsorship to work in the UK will need to satisfy the UK Home Office’s English Language requirements and apply for and secure a Skilled Worker Visa.

About Us

As a world-leading research-intensive University, we are here to address tomorrow’s greatest challenges. Between now and 2030 we will do that with a values-led approach to teaching, research and innovation, and through the strength of our relationships, both locally and globally.


The Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics is a high-energy, interdisciplinary environment dedicated to improving the health of individuals and populations locally and globally through transformative research, education, knowledge exchange and innovation. The Usher Institute is currently directed by Professor Aziz Sheikh, and sits within the Edinburgh Medical School in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. Working with partners across the NHS, policymakers, industry partners and the public is central to the highly collaborative ethos of the Usher Institute. Three core research centres in Global Health, Medical Informatics and Population Health Sciences are at the heart of the Usher Institute, ensuring it boasts a truly interdisciplinary environment. Around 300 researchers and support staff with expertise in a varied range of methodologies and topics contribute to world-leading research in global health, population health sciences and medical informatics. Our research expertise is at the heart of the excellent educational experience we offer in a wide range of taught and research postgraduate programmes, both online and on-campus, our programme of continuing professional development and in our contribution to the undergraduate medical degree. We maintain an open, engaging and dynamic environment and welcome collaborations from around the globe.

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  • Higher Education  Research  Hospital & Health Care

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