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Research Fellow in Environmental Epidemiology

UCL - Research Department of Epidemiology & Public Health

Location: London, Hybrid
Salary: £42,099 to £50,585
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 7th June 2024
Closes: 27th June 2024
Job Ref: B02-07057

About us

The Research Department of Epidemiology & Public Health is a world leader in life course epidemiology and research on the social determinants of population health and health inequalities, housing many internationally important data investments such as: the Whitehall II study, the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA), the ONS-Longitudinal Study, and the Health, Alcohol, and Psychosocial risk factors in Eastern Europe study (HAPIEE), as well as the Health Surveys for England and Scotland. The department also houses the ESRC International Centre for Life course Studies in Society & Health (ICLS) which investigates the interplay between the social environment, biomarkers and health over the life course making use of the UK’s many longitudinal, population data investments. The Research Department sits within UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care https://www.ucl.ac.uk/epidemiology-health-care/. The post is based in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) research group, a longitudinal study of a representative sample of men and women aged 50 and over living in England.

About the role

The successful candidate will work with the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) team, under the supervision of Professor Zaninotto. The research will entail analysing data on environmental exposures and their effects on cognition, dementia and healthy ageing.

About you

The successful candidate must hold a PhD and have excellent analytic skills, including statistical analysis and data handling and knowledge of the evidence base on environmental exposures and health outcomes. Desirable skills include experience in working with advanced longitudinal statistical methods and a track record of publications. 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 (£34,605-£39,980) per annum, inclusive of London Allowance) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date PhD is being awarded. Progression through the salary scale is incremental on successful completion of a probation period. A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below. If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application proces s, please contact Informal enquiries should be made to Professor Paola Zaninotto. Interviews will be held on 10th July 2024.

What we offer

As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents, we also offer great benefits some of which are below: • 41 Days holiday (27 days annual leave 8 bank holiday and 6 closure days) • Additional 5 days’ annual leave purchase scheme • Defined benefit career average revalued earnings pension scheme (CARE) • Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan • Immigration loan and expenses • Relocation scheme for certain posts • On-Site nursery • On-site gym • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay • Employee assistance programme: Staff Support Service • Discounted medical insurance Visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/work-at-ucl/reward-and-benefits to find out more.

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