Research Associate in Epidemiology

Imperial College London - Epidemiology and Biostatistics/Public Health/Medicine

This is an exciting opportunity for a researcher with a PhD or equivalent in epidemiology or a related quantitative subject, to join a research study called SCAMP (Study of Cognition, Adolescents and Mobile Phones; website SCAMP is a 3-year prospective cohort study following secondary school pupils across London from Year 7 (ages 11-12) through to Year 9 (ages 13-14) to investigate whether use of mobile phones and other wireless technologies affect children’s neurocognitive and behavioural outcomes. The study launched in May 2014 and has completed baseline data collection on a cohort of ~6000 Year 7 pupils. Follow-up data collection is underway. The post will be line managed by Dr Mireille Toledano.

The successful candidate will take the lead role in conducting the follow-up data collection, providing daily supervision of the Research Assistants, and working with schools and other research collaborators to coordinate the work effectively. In addition, they will work on analysis and publications of baseline data already collected. The study is based at the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics within the School of Public Health at Imperial College. The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics has attracted an excellent multi-disciplinary team interfacing across epidemiology, database programming, geographical information systems, and statistical methodology.

In addition to a PhD or equivalent in epidemiology or a related quantitative subject, the successful candidate will have a strong background in epidemiology and will join a leading group at the cutting edge of developments in mobile phone use and health research. This environment provides strong opportunities for continuing professional development.

This full-time post is based at the St Mary’s Campus, Paddington and will be fixed term until 30 September 2018 in the first instance.

Should you have any queries please contact:
Dr Mireille Toledano –

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