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Position: Research Fellow in Epidemiology/Statistics
Institution: University College London
Department: Division of Surgery and Interventional Science - Department of Targeted Intervention
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic researcher to work on a set of complementary projects investigating the burden of obesity on ageing outcomes (e.g. physical capability) and how this changes across generations. These projects also aim to identify whether health behaviours such as physical activity, modify the observed relationships. The post provides an exciting opportunity for a researcher who wants to apply and develop their analytic, interpretation and other research skills, while working on topics of major relevance for public health policy
Requirements: We are looking for a candidate with a PhD in a relevant discipline, such as epidemiology or applied medical statistics, and a background in data handling and quantitative analysis of large and complex longitudinal datasets. Knowledge of some or all of the following would be advantageous: life course epidemiology, healthy ageing, obesity and health behaviours and the UK birth cohort studies
   
Text: Research Fellow in Epidemiology / Statistics, - Ref:1874736 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division Division of Surgery and Interventional Science Specific unit / Sub department Department of Targeted Intervention Location of position London Grade 7 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £36,028 - £43,533 per annum Duties and Responsibilities The Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine (CSEM) comprises the BSc, iBSc and MSc programmes in Sports Medicine, Exercise & Health based at the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health (ISEH). The CSEM is an integral part of the Bloomsbury Campus (Research Department for Targeted Intervention) of the Division of Surgery and Interventional Science. We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic researcher to work on a set of complementary projects investigating the burden of obesity on ageing outcomes (e.g. physical capability) and how this changes across generations. These projects also aim to identify whether health behaviours such as physical activity, modify the observed relationships. The post provides an exciting opportunity for a researcher who wants to apply and develop their analytic, interpretation and other research skills, while working on topics of major relevance for public health policy. The post-holder will primarily work on secondary data from the British birth cohort studies, carrying out longitudinal data analysis, management and cleaning, and preparation of research papers for publication. This position, funded by the Medical Research Council, is available immediately and is funded for 24 months in the first instance. Key Requirements We are looking for a candidate with a PhD in a relevant discipline, such as epidemiology or applied medical statistics, and a background in data handling and quantitative analysis of large and complex longitudinal datasets. Knowledge of some or all of the following would be advantageous: life course epidemiology, healthy ageing, obesity and health behaviours and the UK birth cohort studies. Please note: appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary £31,542 - £33,257 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis. Further Details A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy please click on the Apply Now button below. For enquiries regarding the application process please contact Stephanie Ball, Divisional Staffing Manager stephanie.ball@ucl.ac.uk and quote reference 1874736. For informal enquiries about the role please contact Dr Snehal Pinto Pereira snehal.pereira@ucl.ac.uk or Prof. Mark Hamer snehal.pereira@ucl.ac.uk. UCL Taking Action for Equality Closing Date 22 Mar 2021 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date TBC Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality. This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff. Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job. Job Description and Person Specification Apply Now
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