Postdoctoral Research Assistant (PDRA) at Queen Mary University of London

June 5, 2024

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Job Description

About the Role
This role is for a talented clinical researcher to join a dental clinical research team which is focused on projects and reproducible applications of healthcare data to deliver innovative health care products and services.

Some of the main duties include creating clinical dental data sets in different disciplines, linking the clinical and research component assisting the dental analyst to develop models to predict dental disease outcomes from structured and unstructured patient electronic medical and dental records to lead and proactively support the organisation to deliver the digital grant, particularly in terms of the research component.

The appointee will undertake clinical research, facilitating / developing the research programmes as outlined by the research priorities of the COCR, with special emphasis on projects in relation to clinical research.

About You
We are looking for a highly motivated Post Doctoral Research Assistant with experience and knowledge of creating clinical dental data sets in different disciplines. The successful applicant will be a motivated team member who is a critical thinker and can work independently.

About the School/Department/Institute/Project
The Institute of Dentistry (IoD) is one of six Institutes in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry (FMD), located primarily on our Whitechapel site. It comprises four academic centres and employs in excess of 170 staff (c77 FTE). The IoD has been conducting internationally recognised research in oral and dental sciences in Whitechapel for more than. It has a long and proud history of providing internationally renowned taught programmes and currently offers 2 undergraduate programmes and 12 Post graduate taught programmes, with a combined cohort of c500 students. In 2014 we opened the stunning £78m Royal London Dental Hospital and QMUL Dental School, incorporating some of the most technologically advanced dental facilities in the country.

This post is based within the Centre for Oral Clinical research (COCR) at the Institute of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London. This is an exciting opportunity for the right individual to demonstrate creativity and to have their career flourish in this supportive environment.

About Queen Mary
At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.

We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

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