Research Associate

Job summary

The Airwave Health Monitoring Study is a large cohort study that focuses on possible health effects associated with the use of Terrestrial Trunked Radio, a digital communication system used by the police forces and other emergency services in Great Britain since 2001. As a tissue bank the study has immense value to look at the long-term general health and wellbeing of a key ‘front-line’ service, with impact on both occupational and public...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED01381
  • Date posted 27 November 2019
  • Closing date 26 January 2020

Job description

Job summary

The Airwave Health Monitoring Study is a large cohort study that focuses on possible health effects associated with the use of Terrestrial Trunked Radio, a digital communication system used by the police forces and other emergency services in Great Britain since 2001. As a tissue bank the study has immense value to look at the long-term general health and wellbeing of a key ‘front-line’ service, with impact on both occupational and public health. The study also has its own bio-repository with sample backups and has a range of omic data from genetics and epigenetics to metabolomics.

The post is funded by a research grant from the Medical Research Council (MRC) to carry out epidemiological studies in the Airwave cohort.

Duties and responsibilities

Key responsibilities include: generating consolidated datasets through data management, cleaning, validation and linkage; conducting statistical data analyses and designing suitable algorithms; developing process enhancements to improve data quality.

Essential requirements

You will have a PhD degree in statistics/biostatistics, epidemiology or relevant quantitative discipline. At a Research Assistant level, you will have an undergraduate degree in statistics/biostatistics, epidemiology or relevant quantitative discipline. You should also have demonstrable experience handling large complex medical research datasets and strong statistical skills at a Research Associate level. 

Further information

Please note this is a re-advertisement; previous applicants need not apply.

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £35,477 - £38,566 per annum.

This is a full-time position for one year in the first instance.

For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

Should you have any queries please contact: Dr He Gao – h.gao@imperial.ac.uk

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.