Research Associate in Dementia and Epidemiology

University College London - Department of Behavioural Science and Public Health Psychobiology Group

A quantitative epidemiologist or health statistician with interests in dementia research is required to work on a project funded by the US National Institute on Aging (NIA) assessing dementia and cognitive impairment in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) using protocols harmonised with the US Health and Retirement Study (HRS). This post is for a post-doctoral researcher with experience in the analysis of longitudinal population studies.

The post provides an excellent opportunity to work with an international team of leading academics to develop a substantive programme of research of scientific and policy importance.

The post will be based in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health and is funded until 31 May 2020 in the first instance.

Applicants should have completed a PhD in health statistics, epidemiology, dementia research, or relevant discipline or equivalent research experience. 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 £30,316 - £31,967 per annum inclusive of London Allowance) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

The post requires a sound understanding of research methodology and data processing using statistical software, and experience in analysis of complex longitudinal population data and writing up research for publication. Good interpersonal skills, the ability to work effectively in a team and manage time, computer skills, as well as self-motivation and initiative are all essential qualities required of applicants.

UCL vacancy reference: 1675760

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 application process please contact Floriana Bortolotti (020 3108 6286 Informal enquiries should be made to: Professor Andrew Steptoe (

Closing Date: 5 November 2017

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

Interview Date: TBC

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