BRAVO VICTOR – Senior Research Associate / Senior Scientist/ Statistician/Epidemiologist (Disabled Veterans’ Research Fellow)

***THIS JOB VACANCY HAS NOW CLOSED***

Term: Initially an 18-month fixed term position

Salary: up to £42,000 depending on qualifications and experience

35 hours per week

Flexible/Home/Remote, must be based in the United Kingdom

Position is available with immediate effect

BRAVO VICTOR is a new charity, registered with the Charity Commission in 2021, but it is born out of a long history of serving and supporting veterans. Our vision is of an exciting future, where the risks of sight loss and disability are reduced, and anyone affected can live a full and independent life.

In 2017, Blind Veterans UK set up a Research and Innovation Department to explore research into the effects of sight loss. These include joint programmes with the University of Oxford, the Thomas Pocklington Trust, the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence, the United States Department of Defense and the UK’s National Health Service (NHS).

We are currently looking for a Senior Research Associate/Senior Scientist in Clinical Epidemiology or Epidemiology or a Statistician to become our Disabled Veterans’ Research Fellow.

In the first instance, the post-holder will deliver on a specific research programme supported by Blind Veterans UK, BLESMA, Help for Heroes and the Ministry of Defence (UK) as part of a very busy and fast paced research directorate. Firstly, you will be required to work independently and organise your work to meet project deadlines. Secondly, the post-holder will be supervised by the Chief Scientific Officer with clinical supervision support from the Ministry of Defence’s neuro-ophthalmologist.

This position is initially funded for 18 months. You may be subject to enhanced security checks; you must be able to meet security clearance requirements and have the right to work in the United Kingdom. The position is available with immediate effect.

The ideal candidate will have proven experience of developing and implement methods and systems for acquiring, compiling, synthesising, extracting and reporting information; design statistical analysis plans, then perform and guide analysis (in accordance with best professional practice, quality assurance controls and legal/ethical mandates). You will also be fluent in designing and running Cochrane level systematic reviews, and meta-analyses.

You will have professional experience of conducting research independently and to deadlines (of varying response times), including recruiting participants, collecting and securely managing data, using a range of analysis techniques and producing scientific reports. You may also be required to present your research to potential users or stakeholders, using the most appropriate (easy to understand) way to communicate the implications of your work.

Benefits include free life assurance and a generous pension scheme.

Closing date for applications: Friday 28 January 2022 at 12:00 midday

Previous applicants need not apply.

If you would like to apply, please email your up-to-date CV and a tailored supporting statement of no more than 1500 words in total, setting out how your knowledge, skills and experience match the person specification.

Please send your CV and Supporting statement to Human Resources* via email at: recruitment.ldn@blindveterans.org.uk

Please note CVs without a tailored supporting statement, as detailed above, will not be accepted.

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