MRC Centre Early Career Research Fellow

Job summary

The MRC Centre for Environment and Health is pleased to invite applications for its Early Career Fellowship Programme. This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the leading research centres in the UK and internationally for multidisciplinary research and training on environment and health sciences. We are seeking an ambitious, exceptional candidate with a PhD and experience in research on environment and health and with strong...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED02395
  • Date posted 15 April 2021
  • Closing date 16 May 2021

Job description

Job summary

The MRC Centre for Environment and Health is pleased to invite applications for its Early Career Fellowship Programme. This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the leading research centres in the UK and internationally for multidisciplinary research and training on environment and health sciences.

We are seeking an ambitious, exceptional candidate with a PhD and experience in research on environment and health and with strong quantitative skills. The aim of these fellowships is to support the fellows to develop as competitive, independent researchers and to provide a platform to fulfil their long-term career goals.

You are required to produce a research proposal describing your plans to carry out a challenging and ambitious programme of research in the Environmental Exposures Theme. Proposals must be relevant to the Centre’s research scope and their focus should fall within at least one of the following key areas:

  • Aerosol science
  • Air pollution modelling
  • Improved methods for air pollution epidemiology
  • Exposure assessment
  • Emerging environmental hazards, such as chemicals and microplastics

Multidisciplinary cross-Centre proposals are encouraged.

Duties and responsibilities

You will be responsible for the development of your independent research programme, establishing collaborations with other Centre staff and external partners where relevant, under the supervision of your chosen mentor. You will be expected to present your work at significant conferences and publish in high-quality international peer-reviewed journals and contribute to the preparation of research grants and Fellowship proposals.

Essential requirements

You must have a PhD or equivalent awarded by the start date of the fellowship in one of the key areas listed above or related field of study.

You should have extensive experience and knowledge in at least one of the following disciplines: environmental or molecular epidemiology, computational biology, bioinformatics, biostatistics, geographical information systems (GIS), small area health statistics, exposure sciences, mathematical sciences, environmental sciences.

Applications will be assessed on the quality of the research proposal, on the candidate’s standing as demonstrated by the extent to which they meet the personal criteria in the job description, and on their potential to develop an independent research career.

Further information

This is a full time, fixed term post for 24 months. Full salary costs are provided as well as appropriate research expenses. The salary range is fixed so applicants should ensure this meets their experience and expectations.

You will be based at Imperial College London in the Environmental Research Group.

You must select at least one primary mentor among the Environmental Exposures Theme members listed at https://environment-health.ac.uk/environmental-exposures/ Mentorship must be agreed with the potential mentor in order to submit a valid application.

You are strongly encouraged to contact potential mentors directly as early as possible to have enough time to discuss and develop a research proposal.

Applications must be submitted via the Imperial College Jobs page using the guidance and forms provided:

  1. Imperial College London online application form
  2. CV Template Form
  3. Project Proposal Form

Late or incomplete applications, those without an agreed mentor or not submitted via the Imperial College recruitment system will not be accepted.

Should you require any further information on the fellowships or on the application process please contact: Angela Lewis (Associate Director, Environmental Research Group) angela.lewis@imperial.ac.uk

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level. http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-integrity/animal-research

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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.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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