Institution (Location)
University of Cambridge
Start Date
January 2, 2017
Position Description

Applications are invited for a three-year post-doctoral Research Associate position to contribute to a research programme that aims to evaluate the effects of environmental and policy interventions on physical activity and related outcomes, and to understand related patterns and mechanisms of behaviour change. We welcome applications from those with well-developed quantitative analytical skills who are interested in applying them in this field of public health research. The post offers an excellent opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary group of scientists whose expertise ranges from anthropology and sociology through environmental and human movement sciences to medicine, epidemiology and public health.

Candidate’s Qualifications (who should apply)

The post will be based in the Physical Activity and Public Health programme, which is one of seven core-funded MRC research programmes in the Unit and forms part of CEDAR, the UKCRC Centre for Diet and Activity Research at the University of Cambridge. Working closely with senior postdoctoral researchers and the programme leader, you will design, prepare data for and conduct analyses using a variety of observational and quasi-experimental datasets. You will have, or will shortly be about to complete, a PhD in a quantitative health or social science, or in statistics. You must have demonstrable experience in managing and analysing quantitative datasets. Experience in longitudinal analysis of cohort (panel) data, and in the use of statistical methods for quasi-experimental causal inference, investigating causal pathways, or the analysis of objective physical activity or spatial data, would be a distinct advantage.

How to Apply

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Jenna Panter, Senior Research Associate, at [email protected] or on 01223 746884.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply’ button below. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 16th August 2016.

Please quote reference SJ09629 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


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