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Research Associate or Research Fellow in Cardiovascular Epidemiology

School of Public Health

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Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, London, UK


  • Posted on: 17th Dec 2021
  • Salary: £41,593 - £55,839
  • REF: MED02902
  • Closes: 17th January 2022
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description

Job summary

This is a unique, exciting opportunity for an early / intermediate career academic wishing to publish high impact manuscripts, present at international conferences and rapidly advance their career in academia. We are looking for a motivated cardiovascular epidemiologist with a proven academic commitment / interest in cardiovascular disease prevention to join a world leading team at the Imperial Centre for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention (ICCP) at a world-renowned university. You will join an established team with readily available curated clinical data in which to explore relevant research questions rapidly.

The ICCP research programme is directed by Prof. Kausik Ray since 2015 and broadly covers multiple national and international scientific projects in the field of cardiovascular disease prevention and epidemiology, offering an array of opportunities. These include observational studies consisting of data from the European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS) Familial Hypercholesterolaemia Studies Collaboration (FHSC) the world’s largest database individuals with genetically elevated cholesterol levels in over 67,000 participants from 67 countries. In addition, ICCP houses large datasets of cross-sectional data from registries of cholesterol management in Europe (Da Vinci) and data from clinical trials of novel therapies (BETonMACE). These contemporary and established datasets offer a fertile ground to explore research questions and generate high impact publications. ICCP publishes 30-40 papers per year influencing guidelines and clinical practice.

Duties and responsibilities

You will be expected to design and conduct epidemiological analyses of existing data to answer an array of scientific questions, accurately interpret findings and their implications on clinical practice and publish data as well as present these at meetings. In addition, you are expected to contribute to writing grant proposals, work in a multi-disciplinary team whilst being responsible for their own contribution to the overall work of ICCP.

Essential requirements

You must have a PhD degree or equivalent research thesis, some post-doctoral or equivalent experience in a field related to cardiovascular disease and its prevention. Knowledge of cholesterol disorders, its management is desirable, as is a strong foundation in genetic epidemiology. You must have advanced skills in population-based research methods and epidemiological study design and be able to independently conduct statistical and analytical procedures relevant to the post.

Further information

The post will be full time, fixed term until June 2023 in the first instance, with potential for extension.

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £36,694 – £39,888 per annum.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact Prof. Kausik (Kosh) Ray email address: k.ray@imperial.ac.uk

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published.For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare.Animals may only be used in research programmes which are ultimately aimed towards finding new treatments and making scientific and medical advances, and where there are no satisfactory or reasonably practical alternatives to their use.Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level. http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-integrity/animal-research /

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity and to eliminating discrimination. All employees are expected to follow the Imperial Values & Behaviours framework . Our values are:

  • Respect
  • Collaboration
  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Innovation

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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