Research Associate

University College London - UCL Institute of Child Health - Population, Policy and Practice

The position will involve leading a secondary data analyses project investigating the relationship between appetitive traits, metabolism, and eating disorders, in particular focusing on their genetic counterpart and longitudinal data analyses.

Responsibilities will include collaborating with an international team of leaders (Karolinksa Institute (Sweden), Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (US), University of Bristol (UK)) in the field of obesity, eating disorders, and epidemiology; data analyses, and writing up of results.

This is a 21 month project in the first instance starting on the 1st October 2017 funded via an MRC grant focusing on metabolism, genes, and eating disorders, which may be extended.

The ideal candidate will have a doctorate in psychology or epidemiology and excellent skills in biostatistics. Experience is required in analysing genetic data and excellent communication and writing skills are also required.

Some prior experience working in the eating disorders or obesity field is required, and a willingness to travel to Europe during the course of this project.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Anne Skinner at, quoting job reference 1667692.

Closing Date: 28 September 2017.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC.

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