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Research Assistant (Nutritional Epidemiology)

University of Oxford - The Nuffield Department of Population Health (NDPH)

Location: Oxford
Salary: £29,614 to £35,326 p.a. Grade 6
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th October 2021
Closes: 22nd October 2021
Job Ref: 153232
Location: NDPH, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford

Based within the Nuffield Department of Population Health, the Cancer Epidemiology Unit (CEU) seeks to provide large-scale reliable evidence on the relationships between common exposures and common conditions of public health importance such as prostate, breast, and colorectal cancers, cardiovascular disease and bone health.

As a Research Assistant you will provide administrative and research support for a new collaborative project on plant-based diets. The objectives of the project are to describe plant-based diets in British adults and to examine the motivations and characteristics of the adults consuming these diets.  You will assist with setting up the study, participant recruitment and with data management and analysis of the study findings. You will also have the opportunity to be involved in preparing articles for publication in peer-reviewed journals. 

To be considered, you will hold a degree in Epidemiology or a related relevant discipline (e.g. sciences, maths, IT), have excellent IT skills and experience using statistical software such as STATA, R or SAS. Strong communication skills and attention to detail are also essential for this post.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Keren Papier (

The position is full time (part time considered) and fixed term for 6 months. The closing date for applications is noon on 22nd October 2021.

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