Research Associate

University College London - UCL Population Science and Experimental Medicine MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing at UCL

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £34,635 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Using data from six of the CLOSER studies (Understanding Society, MRC National Survey of Health and Development (NSHD), National Child Development Study (NCDS), 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70), Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) and Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC)), the post-holder will work with an inter-disciplinary leadership team to test whether associations between lifetime socioeconomic position and physical activity vary by: a) age, sex and ethnicity in Understanding Society; b) age, sex and birth year in coordinated analyses of the British birth cohorts and ALSPAC.  In order to undertake these analyses the post-holder will first work with cohort investigators to identify all measures of physical activity and sedentary behaviour available within each study, document these and, undertake data harmonisation where possible.  The post is funded for 18 months and provides an excellent opportunity for the right applicant to develop their skills in cross-cohort analyses.

The successful applicant will have a PhD or equivalent in a relevant discipline such as epidemiology, statistics or quantitative social science. They will have published research papers, and show evidence of strong data management skills.

Informal enquiries should be made to: Dr Rachel Cooper ( ).

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 Jane Johnson (020 7670 5700, ).

Closing Date: 29 November 2017
Latest time for the submission of applications: 23.59.

Interview Date: TBC

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