Research Associate (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

September 26, 2022


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 Panter (

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 15 months in the first instance.

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 date)

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section 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.

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    MRC Epidemiology Unit








    13 September 2022

    Closing date

    26 September 2022

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