Research Associate in Evaluation Research for Public Health & Sustainable Development

University College London - Department of Epidemiology and Public Health UCL Institute of Health Equity

This post is part of a programme of research within UCL Institute of Health Equity based in the Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at UCL.  The post holder will contribute to two EU Horizon 2020 funded projects, EU INHERIT https://www.inherit.eu/ and EU Cities for People https://cities4people.eu/ .

The post holder will divide their time equally between INHERIT and Cities 4 People.

Within the INHERIT team, the main role of the post holder is data analysis to evaluate impacts of interventions in the areas of healthy lifestyle, sustainable healthy diets, green spaces, and active transport. Standardised tools used include healthy eating, physical activity, mental health and wellbeing, and park use. An integral part of the analyses will be to reliably estimate the effect size of interventions on different sub sets of the population. The post holder will contribute to local data collection training workshops where required.

Cities 4 People collaborators, alongside mobility stakeholders in five cities, are co-creating a novel evaluation methodology and metrics using a “Core Outcome Set” (COS) to evaluate local pilot action plans for transport and mobility innovations. The main responsibilities of the post holder will be evaluating outcomes of the mobility solutions using real time data collection on selected outcomes identified during the COS development process.The post holder will work with other members of the team to ensure timely delivery of associated high quality reports.

This post is funded at 80% FTE from 1st June 2018 until 31st May 2019 in the first instance.

The successful candidate will have a PhD degree in Epidemiology or Public Health or Statistics, or equivalent research experience. Proven experience in evaluation design and secondary analyses of data, along with proven aptitude for research and experience in evaluation of interventions from a social/health impact perspective are essential.

Strong statistical skills and publications as first or last author in internationally refereed journals are essential. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, to manage time effectively and work to deadlines are essential.

Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD. If this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary £30,316 - £31,967 per annum inclusive of London Allowance) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

UCL vacancy reference: 1719453        

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 Floriana Bortolotti (020 3108 6286, f.bortolotti@ucl.ac.uk ). Informal enquiries should be made to Dr Ruth Bell ( r.bell@ucl.ac.uk ).

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23.59.

Interview Date: TBC

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