• Posted on: 16th Feb 2021
  • Salary: £36,028 - £43,533 per annum
  • REF: 1874696
  • Closes: 16th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic quantitative researcher to work on an ambitious interdisciplinary research project using genetically-informed designs to investigate health inequalities across multiple cohort studies. This project will provide a fantastic opportunity for training in longitudinal and genetic research, collaborations with leading researchers in the field, and access to globally unique data resources.

You will contribute to analytical strategies; to manage and analyse the data in consultation with David Bann and Neil Davies (MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit) and collaborators, ensuring that analyses are appropriately carried out and reported; contribute to the preparation and submission of research articles.

Develop and maintain collaborative working relationships within UCL (CLS, CLOSER, and the Institute of Health Equity) and with collaborators in the MRC Integrated Epidemiology Unit (Neil Davies, George Davey Smith and Gibran Hemani). Engage in additional methodology training throughout the project as required and more.

Duration of the post is funded until 31 October 2023 in the first instance.

Key Requirements

You will have a PhD or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline (or in the process of completing) such as epidemiology, behavioural genetics, psychology, quantitative social science, data; along with excellent statistical and data analysis skills.

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 click on the Apply Now button below.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy, please contact Dr. David Bann david.bann@ucl.ac.uk.

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Closing Date

16 Mar 2021

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