Post Doctoral Research Assistant

University of Bedfordshire - Faculty of Health and Social Sciences – Institute for Health Research

Post-Doctoral Research Assistant (x2)

Post 1 – 4 years, fixed term contract, Full time 
Post 2 – 1 year, fixed term contract, Full time

Location: Luton, Putteridge Bury Campus

Closing date: 16 February 2018 at 12pm

Interview date: 13th March 2018

Exciting new research posts for ground-breaking public health study to evaluate impact of ultra-low emission zone

An international research team, led by Queen Mary University London, and with Professor Gurch Randhawa as the University of Bedfordshire lead, has been awarded a grant by National Institute for Health Research’s Public Health Research Programme to evaluate the impact of the London Ultra Low Emission Zone on children’s respiratory health.

The study design is a 4 year prospective parallel two arm cohort study, recruiting primary school children in Luton and Central London. The post holders will be based in the Institute for Health Research at the University of Bedfordshire and will lead upon the Luton sites and support the London sites.

The post holders will establish and gather data from two cohorts of schools, parents and children, in order to evaluate the impact of air pollution on lung growth (using spirometry), health and development of primary school children in Luton and Central London.

The successful candidates will have a PhD in a public health or health research related field (e.g., social science, physiology, psychology, medical sociology, epidemiology), possess strong quantitative and qualitative skills, and an understanding of how to conduct complex health interventions within sensitive contexts.

The successful candidates will be joining an international centre for research excellence. All of our research is “internationally excellent in impact, and the majority is world-leading. 73% of research outputs are 3* or 4* - internationally excellent or world leading” - Research Excellence Framework 2014.

Informal enquiries can be made to:

Professor Gurch Randhawa, Director, Institute for Health Research, University of Bedfordshire, gurch.randhawa@beds.ac.uk or 07718 517196

Due to the Home Office and UK Visas & Immigration requirements on immigration and Right to Work in the UK, the University of Bedfordshire can only accept job applications from Non EEA applicants who hold a current Tier 1 or Tier 2 (in country) visa and their status allows them to work and reside in the UK with no restrictions.

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and values the diversity of all its workforce and student population.

To apply:
Please log on to our website www.beds.ac.uk/jobs and complete the online application.

Please quote reference number and job title. Please note CVs will only be accepted in addition to a fully completed application form.

All applications must be received by midnight on the closing date. Applications will not be accepted after this deadline.

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