Research Assistant in Epidemiology and Population Health

Job summary

This is an exciting opportunity for a Research Assistant in Epidemiology and Population Health to join an interdisciplinary research group and contribute to innovative and high-impact research in population health and global health. The overall theme of the research is analysing the past, current, or expected future trends in population health. The work is at the cutting edge of global health science and policy and arises from collaborative...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED02687
  • Date posted 1 September 2021
  • Closing date 30 September 2021

Job description

Job summary

This is an exciting opportunity for a Research Assistant in Epidemiology and Population Health to join an interdisciplinary research group and contribute to innovative and high-impact research in population health and global health. The overall theme of the research is analysing the past, current, or expected future trends in population health. The work is at the cutting edge of global health science and policy and arises from collaborative research with the World Health Organization and with an extensive network of scientists from most of the world’s countries, which will give the work significant scientific and policy impact and visibility.

You will be based in the Global Environmental Health Research Group (www.globalenvhealth.org) at Imperial School of Public Health, which is internationally renowned for data-driven research on population health.  

Duties and responsibilities

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Identifying and collating high-quality data on population health together with worldwide academic and policy collaborators
  • Leading on the communication with collaborators regarding data and other project-related matters
  • Systematically checking data sources and their content for measures of quality and to record relevant meta-data for each data source
  • Managing databases consisting of large number of heterogeneous data sources
  • Extracting and organising data for statistical analysis and to conduct analyses
  • Attending research group meetings and other relevant meetings
  • Undertaking any necessary training and/or development

Essential requirements

You must have a good undergraduate degree or MSc (or equivalent) in epidemiology, demography, statistics, economics, mathematics or related subject; exceptional analytical and critical thinking; attention to detail; familiarity with large datasets, and ability to efficiently manage large quantities of data; knowledge of R, Python or related programming languages; and ability to work with other researchers and with diverse collaborators. There will be scope for you to learn skills and concepts that would position you for a strong application to PhD programmes.

Further information

This role is offered on a full time and fixed term until 31 December 2024.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Dr. Bin Zhou – b.zhou13@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.

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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