Research Associate (Fixed Term)
The MRC Epidemiology Unit is offering an exciting opportunity for an
enthusiastic and talented post-doctoral scientist with an interest in the
relationship between children's environmental contexts and their travel and
physical activity patterns. The post will be situated in the Population Health
Interventions (PHI) programme, which investigates the potential for shifting
population patterns of diet and physical activity by altering fiscal, physical
or social environments. The successful applicant will lead the collection and
analysis of qualitative interviews within a sample of children from the CHILL
cohort living in London as well as teachers from participating schools. CHILL
is a cohort study funded by NIHR and aims to evaluate the impact of the ultra-
low emission zone in London on children's health. The Unit currently leads the
processing of the physical activity data collected as part of the study, but
is also leading this qualitative sub-study.
You will have, or will shortly be about to obtain, a doctorate and you will
have experience of qualitative research. A background in public health or a
related social science would be an advantage.
If you have any informal queries please contact the hiring manager Dr Jenna
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 15 months in the first
Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will
be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and
a security check.
Closing Date: 26th September 2022
Interview Date: to be confirmed
Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD (or
equivalent experience), including those who have submitted but not yet
received their PhD. Where a PhD has yet to be awarded, appointment will
initially be made at research assistant and amended to research associate when
the PhD is awarded (PhD needs to be awarded within 6 months of the start
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of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match
the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you
upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be
able to consider these as part of your application.
Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone
number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.
Please quote reference SJ33151 on your application and in any correspondence
about this vacancy.
The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and
encourages applications from all sections of society.
The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible
to live and work in the UK.
MRC Epidemiology Unit
13 September 2022
26 September 2022