Research Associate in Population Health

Imperial College London - Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistic - School of Public Health

Salary: £36,800 - £44,220 per annum
Campus: St Mary’s Paddington

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious researcher to join a dynamic research group and carry out innovative and high-impact research in population health, environmental health, and global health, with a particular emphasis on chronic/non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The work is at the cutting edge of global health science and policy, and arises from collaborative research with the World Health Organization and with an extensive worldwide network of scientists from most of the world’s countries, which will give the work far-reaching scientific and policy impact and visibility.

The position will be in the Environment and Global Health Research Group. The group is internationally renowned for its research in a number of areas, focusing on exposures and health effects of preventable risk factors and health forecasting, with a particular emphasis on chronic/non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The post holder will also work closely with epidemiologists, statisticians, and clinicians in the group, at the School of Public Health and WHO Collaborating Centre on NCD Surveillance and Epidemiology, as well as at other leading global universities. The group also leads the NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC), which is the largest global epidemiological data pooling collaboration.

The successful candidate must have an exceptional aptitude for analytical and critical thinking about the nature of data and scientific problems and quantitative methods with a focus on population health; strong communication capabilities; motivation for problem solving; aptitude for interdisciplinary research and teamwork; and ability to work and learn independently.

The ideal candidate must hold a PhD or equivalent (MD plus MSc welcome to apply) in epidemiology, demography, population health, global health, biostatistics, or a related subject. The postholder must have substantial experience with population health data, especially on NCDs/chronic diseases and their risk factors; and track record of technical and scholarly excellence as demonstrated by publications and methods development and application.

This is a full-time post until 31 January 2019, based at the St Mary’s Campus, Paddington.

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Majid Ezzati (

Closing Date: 25 August 2017 (midnight BST)

Interview Date: 14 September 2017

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