Job description

What does the role involve?

MS Society would like to update and create new estimates for MS population characteristics, like type of MS, symptom prevalence and disease severity.

The UK MS Register have agreed to provide figures from their data. This role involves triangulation of the Register data to create estimates for various MS characteristics. You will seek out other datasets and studies, consult with experts, and write up your findings in a report for the MS Society website. You will also write an article and seek publication in an academic journal.

You will volunteer with the Evidence Team at the MS Society, analysts at the MS Register, our expert advisors for this project and people with MS.

How much time might it take?

We estimate this project might take around 6-10 days worth of time, per characteristic. We are seeking 2 volunteers, who will each take on 4-6 characteristics. We are envisioning a 6 month turnaround for the project, not including publication.

What specific skills, experience and abilities you need for this role

You will need

  • experience of reviewing and appraising academic literature
  • experience of data analysis and interpretation
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills, including writing reports
  • ability to work collaboratively with stakeholders

Guidance, Support and Development

You’ll have support from a member of staff as well as a welcome and induction checklist which lists what resources are available to support you in your role.

As part of your role, you may have to complete some mandatory learning. Please refer to your welcome and induction checklist.

Anything else you need to know

 Please refer to the Role Description on the right hand panel.

Closing date for this role is 8th November 2021 and all applicants will be contacted within two weeks of the closing date.

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Posted on: 28 September 2021
Closed date: 08 October 2021
Job ref: 149422VCHJ
Tags: Policy/Research, Project Management