Research Fellow in Advanced Population Health Modelling

Job Description

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We have an exciting opportunity in the Department of Automatic Control & Systems Engineering for someone looking to use their skills in population health modelling to make an impact on addiction monitoring simulation.

The Simulation of Alcohol Control Policies for Health Equity (SIMAH) project is a major alcohol modelling project funded by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and represents a collaboration between three world-leading centres in public health research: the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Toronto), the Public Health Institute (California) and The University of Sheffield (UK).

We are seeking a Research Fellow to develop the advanced population health simulation models within SIMAH. This role is based at the University of Sheffield under the supervision of Professor Robin Purshouse. The role involves design and implementation of microsimulation models representing the population of the USA at state-level. You will be responsible for calibrating and validating the models to data and running health outcome predictions and policy appraisals using the calibrated models. The Research Fellow role extends responsibilities on the project to include co-leadership of project management, leadership of all modelling and analysis workflows and proposal writing for follow-on projects.

You will be keen to work across disciplinary boundaries in developing world class and transformative research in the modelling of population health behaviours and outcomes. You will be able to draw on world-leading expertise in epidemiology, microsimulation and uncertainty quantification in support of your role. You will have a significant opportunity to advance your data sciences career in active collaboration with a range of leading researchers and will entail participation in multiple peer-reviewed publications.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and University.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

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