Clinical Reader/Clinical Chair in Epidemiology

Imperial College London - Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Salary depending on seniority: £76,761 – £103,490 per annum plus London Allowance £2,162

Do you have substantial expertise in the generation and analysis of complex, multi-omics and environmental data, and a strong statistical/computational background? Are you a world leader, or do you intend to be a world leader, in molecular epidemiology and to develop novel approaches to analyse multi-dimensional datasets in order to understand etiological pathways in relation to cardiometabolic and other non-communicable disease traits? If so, this exciting and challenging opportunity could be the ideal next step in your career.

We are interested to hear from outstanding academics in the area of Epidemiology  to join the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics in the School of Public Health at Imperial College London. This is an excellent opportunity for you to join a vibrant and successful research department with a strong tradition of epidemiological and biostatistical research, and world-leading epidemiological resources with intense phenotyping on cardiometabolic traits and rich data on genetic, metabolomic and other omics data outstanding cohort and computing resources.  

As an exceptional academic with expertise in epidemiology, you will have the vision and drive to build on current strengths in maintaining and developing a leading research presence, a national and developing an international (for Chair candidates, a strong and established international) reputation and a well-attested record of excellent research in the field. You will have a proven track record of grant awards and publications in non-communicable disease epidemiology with a focus on:

  • Environmental
  • Genetic
  • Metabolic and molecular risk factors.

You will be based at the St Mary’s campus, Paddington, as part of the MRC-PHE Centre on Environment and Health hosted by the School. You will be expected to develop/lead an internationally excellent research programme in epidemiology.

Please note that we are seeking applications for Chair, Reader and Senior Lecturer levels, either clinical or non-clinical (the level of the appointment will depend on qualifications and experience).

To excel in this role, you must have a higher degree in a relevant research area (MD, MS, PhD or equivalent); experience of training undergraduate and postgraduate students; experience of supervision of higher degrees (PhD, MD(Res)) and junior academic and research staff. Evidence of management and administration experience would be desirable.

Clinical applicants should have appropriate specialist qualifications such as MFPH, MRCGP, MRCP or European equivalent.

It is a full-time and open ended post. Imperial College is supportive of flexible working. The College is happy to discuss the possibility of implementing such arrangements for this post, with suitably qualified people, subject to operational requirements.

Informal inquiries about the post can be directed to Professor Paul Elliott (

Closing date: 23 April 2018 (midnight GMT)

Please complete and submit your application online via our website at, quoting reference number MED00304.

To apply for another level, search by the job references listed below:

Senior Lecturer, Reference: MED00308
Reader/Chair, Reference: MED00307
Clinical Senior Lecturer, Reference: MED00306

For further assistance in the recruitment process, please contact: Maria Monteiro, on email: Telephone: +44 (0) 207 5945498

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