Job offer available in Scotland Research Fellow in Epidemiology (postdoctoral) at The University of Edinburgh

The advent of mHealth devices, such as medication monitor boxes, provides a unique opportunity for a step-change in how we approach non-adherence to treatment across all diseases. In conditions such as tuberculosis, the World Health Organization has recently backed the use of digital technologies as adherence aids. As a professional community, however, we have huge knowledge gaps that are hindering the best use of such tools, including how precisely patients take their drugs and what this means for clinical outcomes. This has implications for regimen design, the interpretation of clinical trial data, the creation of new interventions to prevent non-adherence, and international policy.

Based at The University of Edinburgh’s Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics, this three year quantitative epidemiology postdoctoral position is an exciting opportunity to work in treatment adherence research at a real time of innovation and interest in the field. The successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of the research programme from design and data collection through to analysis, publication and knowledge exchange. You will have a PhD (or near completion) in a relevant epidemiological topic with a Master’s in Epidemiology or another relevant quantitative field, a demonstrable ability to publish in peer-reviewed, academic journals, and to write clear reports for academic and non-academic audiences.  Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills are crucial to this role.

This post is full-time (35 hours per week), available from August 2019 and is fixed-term for 3 years.  It is grade UE07 however appointment will be made at the lower end of the salary scale.

Appointment would be made at the lower end of the salary scale.

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

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Helen Stagg (

Ref: 048281   

Closing Date: 17 July 2019

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