Research Associate in Epidemiology

Imperial College London - Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine

Campus: St Mary’s Campus, Paddington

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a background in epidemiology and statistics to join the COSMOS study, a major international research programme investigating mobile phone use and health across 5 European countries.  In 2012 UK COSMOS completed a two year recruitment drive which established a total cohort of ~105,000 participants, making it the largest contributor to the international cohort.  At baseline, participants completed a detailed questionnaire about their use of mobile phones and wireless technologies, their lifestyle, and their health. Follow-up data collection is underway. The post will be line managed by Dr Mireille Toledano.

The successful candidate will work with the COSMOS team on ongoing and future publications, providing expertise and epidemiological analysis including a comprehensive evaluation and description of the data collected to date.

In addition to analysing any health-effects, the work will a.o. help inform the design of future follow-up questionnaires and data collection. The role further involves helping to set up a new database for the UK COSMOS datasets and testing compatibility with statistical packages.

The post holder will have a PhD or equivalent in epidemiology or a related quantitative subject with experience of coordinating research projects and a track record of publications in high impact peer reviewed literature.

This full-time post is based at the St Mary’s Campus, Paddington and will be fixed term from the date of appointment for 12 months in the first instance.

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

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