Research Assistant/ Associate (Nutrition/Dietetics): Cancer Survivorship

University College London

The Research Department of Behavioural Science and Health wishes to appoint a research dietitian or nutritionist to work on the ASCOT (Advancing survivorship after cancer diagnosis: outcomes trial) within the Energy Balance and Cancer Research Group. The applicant will have experience of dietary assessment methodologies (in particular 24 hour recalls and food frequency questionnaires). They will contribute to the ASCOT study (Advancing survivorship after cancer diagnosis: outcomes trial). ASCOT is investigating lifestyle behaviours in people with colorectal, breast or prostate cancer, and evaluating a brief intervention based on Habit Theory in a randomised controlled trial. The applicant will also contribute to research tasks for the ‘MASCOT’ study of lifestyle in myeloma patients and to some administrative tasks for the charity Weight Concern which is based within the department.  

This full-time position is funded until 31st December 2018.

The successful applicant appointed at Grade 6B must be a researcher with a BSc in Nutrition or Dietetics, or other relevant discipline, or equivalent research experience. The applicant must have research experience of administering dietary assessment and of interpreting dietary data, ability to collate data from different sources, excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

The successful applicant appointed at Grade 7 must be an experienced researcher about to complete a, or with a completed, PhD degree in Dietetics, Nutrition or related discipline or equivalent research experience. Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD or have relevant equivalent experience; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis. In addition, the applicant must have experience of statistical analysis, teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, of working on clinical trials and ability and commitment to carry out high quality original research leading to publications.

UCL vacancy reference: 1694553       

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 Maria Kristensen , ( ). Informal enquiries should be made to: Dr Helen Croker (email: ; telephone 020 7679 5634)

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23.59.

Interview Date: 8 February 2018

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