Research Assistant in Epidemiology

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

The SCAMP study is based at the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the School of Public Health at Imperial College (http://www1.imperial.ac.uk/publichealth/departments/ebs/). The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics has attracted an excellent multi-disciplinary team interfacing across epidemiology, database programming, geographical information systems, and statistical methodology. This environment provides strong opportunities for continuing professional development. The department has one of the world’s largest research programmes in radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF), and has considerable experience of setting up and conducting large scale epidemiological cohort studies including the AIRWAVE Health Monitoring study (cohort of British police personnel and TETRA phone use) and COSMOS (long term cohort on mobile phone use and health).

The SCAMP study is also part of the research programme of the national MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health (http://www.environment-health.ac.uk/). The MRC-Centre aims to be an international centre of excellence for research and training on the health effects of environmental pollutants and the translation of this knowledge to inform national and international policies to improve health. The Centre aims to integrate individual-level and small-area analyses of environmental exposures and health, combined with experimental data, biomarker and mechanistic studies, and analyses of large population cohorts, to tackle environmental health problems of public health and scientific importance. For more information about SCAMP, please see the study website at www.scampstudy.org.

The post holder will apply their skills to the epidemiological analysis of baseline and follow-up data and assist with the corresponding scientific write-ups. The post holder, as part of the SCAMP team, will also assist the further follow-up data collection from ~6000 Year 9 pupils in schools and an enhancement study for SCAMP. This enhancement study will include in-depth personal radiofrequency electromagnetic (RF-EMF) exposure measurements and repeat biological sample collections (over a ~48-hour period) on approximately 200 children taking part in SCAMP.

The applicant should have an MSc or equivalent in Epidemiology/Public Health or related quantitative field with demonstrable experience of analysing epidemiological or psychological/cognitive data, ideally in environmental epidemiology/EMF epidemiology/research with children. A track record of publications in peer-reviewed literature and grant writing experience are highly desirable.

This post is available full time for a fixed term of 12 months in the first instance.

Closing date: Monday 1st January 2017 (midnight BST).

Should you have any queries regarding this role please contact:
Dr Mireille Toledano
m.toledano@imperial.ac.uk

Should you have any queries regarding the Recruitment system or application process please contact:

Adrian Lacey
Senior HR Administrator
adrian.lacey@imperial.ac.uk

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