Employment Opportunities at LHA
Research Associate x 2, - Ref:1443836
UCL Department /
MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing at
Salary (inclusive of London
£33,353 - £40,313 per annum
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
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.
Informal enquiries should
be made to: Professor Diana Kuh (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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,
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