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Research Associate x 2, - Ref:1443836 

UCL Department / Division
MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing at UCL


Full Time

Salary (inclusive of London allowance)
£33,353 - £40,313 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities
The LHA team uses data from the MRC National Survey of Health and Development (the oldest of the British birth cohort studies) and other large-scale cohorts to investigate life course influences on healthy ageing.

Two posts are available to work on new projects investigating early life factors, health trajectories and ageing outcomes. The post-holders will have the opportunity to take the lead in analyses and research papers examining childhood and adulthood factors that promote musculoskeletal, cardio-metabolic, and cognitive health in older age. Initial projects focus on (1) identifying factors that may mitigate the adverse health consequences of earlier adversity and (2) factors across life that are associated with hip and spine shape in early old age.

The posts are funded for three years in the first instance. Further funding support the posts may be available.

Key Requirements
The successful applicant will have a PhD in epidemiology, medicine or a related quantitative discipline with a human biology component and a track record of research published in high impact journals. They will be confident and skilled in analysing and interpreting large health surveys.

This post provides a valuable opportunity to gain skills in longitudinal and life course epidemiology.

Further Details
Informal enquiries should be made to: Professor Diana Kuh (d.kuh@ucl.ac.uk).

A job description and person specification can be accessed via the link at the bottom of this page.  To apply for the vacancy please visit  http://www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/jobs/ and search with reference number 1443836  Please indicate  your preferred project area on your supporting statement.

If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Jane Johnson (020 7670 5700, jane.johnson@ucl.ac.uk).

UCL Taking Action for Equality

Closing Date
7 Dec 2014

Latest time for the submission of applications

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.

Please use these links to find out more about the UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job, employee benefits that we offer and further information about UCL.

Job description and person spec


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