16/04/2021
The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers

Post Doctoral Researcher in National Kidney Disease Surveillance System and Quality Assurance Programme

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    University of Limerick
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Computer science
    Mathematics
    Medical sciences
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    30/05/2021 12:00 - Europe/London
  • LOCATION
    Ireland › Limerick
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Other
  • JOB STATUS
    Other

OFFER DESCRIPTION

QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree (level 10 NFQ) qualification in population health, health services research, epidemiology, biostatistics, or quantitative discipline (e.g. computer science, applied mathematics, statistics).

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

The establishment of an Irish Kidney Disease Registry remains a major goal of the National Renal Office (NRO) in order to describe the epidemiology, quality of care and the health outcomes of patients with advanced kidney disease. In preparation, a national renal information system was deployed to capture clinical information in all patients with advanced kidney disease in the Irish health system. This system, the Kidney Disease Clinical Management System (KDCPMS), will serve to support the core objectives of the National Registry and improve our understanding of kidney disease and its impact in Ireland.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the dynamic academic research team of the National Kidney Disease Surveillance System and Quality Assurance programme. We are seeking an ambitious, motivated and meticulous Post Doctoral Researcher to support a feasibility project to establish the National Renal Registry whilst at the same time gaining a better understanding of the patient journey to kidney failure and dialysis. Working closely with the PI, the core research team, and stakeholders, the researcher will support a range of activities related to:

  • Exploration and interrogation of the National Renal Information System.
  • Development, testing and validation of a minimum national dataset.
  • Predicting the optimal pathway for patients with advanced kidney disease in Ireland.
  • Generation of a national report with communication strategy.

The dataset will cover elements of the patient journey from initiation of dialysis treatment to kidney transplantation, and capture a broad range of core quality indicators. Harnessing the potential of the national Renal Information System that is in use across all major centres in Ireland is key to this success.

Working directly with the PI and senior members of the research team, the duties of the post include a) development of a minimum dataset, b) performance of data analysis with generation of estimates of disease incidence, prevalence and mortality, c) development of predictive models for timing of dialysis initiation, d) determination of mortality rates and patterns of mortality following dialysis initiation.

The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team and lead on a number of interrelated projects that address the epidemiology of kidney disease in Ireland.

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Offer Requirements

Skills/Qualifications

  • Experience working at post doctoral level.
  • Experience of managing collaborative projects and experience of implementing health research regulations.
  • Experience with large datasets and/or registries
  • Evidence of working with large routinely collected data sets for clinical and population health management.
  • Experience with database systems including database design, database administration.
  • Evidence of peer-reviewed publications.
  • Evidence of peer-reviewed funding.

Specific Requirements

  • A doctoral degree (level 10 NFQ) qualification in population health, health services research, epidemiology, biostatistics, or quantitative discipline (e.g. computer science, applied mathematics, statistics).
  • Programming skills in SAS/R and/or other data management (SQL) and statistical applications.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Experience in quantitative methods and analysis.
  • Experience in data programming.
  • Experience in dataset creation and analysis.
  • Experience with database systems including database design, database administration.
  • Project management skills.
  • Excellent IT skills.
  • Experience in delivering complex projects on schedule.
  • Flexibility: Can operate flexibly in busy research environment.
  • Teamwork: Works with diverse team members from research and clinical environments.
  • Motivated: self-motivated, proactive, and able to work to deadlines.
  • An ability to win the confidence of stakeholders, researchers, and research partner representatives.
  • An ability to foster and sustain academic relationships internally and externally.
  • Strong programming skills in SAS/R and/or other data management (SQL) and statistical applications.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
University of Limerick
Ireland
Limerick
Limerick
V94 T9PX
Limerick

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