MRC Centre Early Career Research Fellow
The MRC Centre for Environment and Health is inviting applications for its Early Career Fellowship Programme. This is an exciting opportunity to join a leading international research centre for multidisciplinary research and training on environment and health sciences. We seek an ambitious, exceptional candidate with a PhD and experience in research on environment and health and strong quantitative skills. These fellowships aim to support the...
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- Reference MED02531
- Date posted 22 June 2021
- Closing date 21 July 2021
The MRC Centre for Environment and Health is inviting applications for its Early Career Fellowship Programme. This is an exciting opportunity to join a leading international research centre for multidisciplinary research and training on environment and health sciences.
We seek an ambitious, exceptional candidate with a PhD and experience in research on environment and health and strong quantitative skills. These fellowships aim to support the development of competitive, independent researchers, providing a platform to fulfil their long-term career goals.
You are required to produce a research proposal describing your plans to carry out an ambitious research programme in one of the Centre’s core research areas. Proposals must be relevant to the Centre’s research scope and their focus should fall within at least one of the following key areas:
- Environmental Epidemiology and Exposure Sciences
- Molecular Epidemiology
- Spatial Epidemiology, including small-area and GIS
- Biostatistics, Computational Biology and Data Science
- Climate Change and Health
Your primary mentor (see below) should be based at the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, however 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 internal and external partners where relevant, under the supervision of your chosen mentor. You will be expected to present your work at significant conferences, publish in high-quality international peer-reviewed journals and contribute to the preparation of research grants and Fellowship proposals.
You must have a PhD or equivalent, awarded prior to the fellowship start date, in one of the key areas listed above or a related field of study. You should have an excellent track record of technical and scholarly excellence as demonstrated by a record of high-quality publications in international peer-reviewed journals, and/or methods development and application. You should be able to produce an original and innovative research proposal which addresses an important research question relevant to the Centre.
Applications will be assessed on the quality of the proposal, 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.
This is a full time, fixed-term post for 24 months. Full salary costs are provided as well as appropriate research expenses.
You must select at least one primary mentor among the Centre members and mentorship must be agreed prior to submitting your application.
You are strongly encouraged to contact potential mentors as early as possible to discuss and develop your research proposal.
Applications must be submitted via the Imperial College Jobs page using the guidance and forms provided:
- Online application form
- CV Template Form
- 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.
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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.
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