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Position: Research Associate - Behavioural Epidemiology
Institution: University of Bristol
Department: School for Policy Studies
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom
Duties: The University of Bristol's Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences within the School for Policy Studies is seeking a Research Associate in Behavioural Epidemiology to undertake analyses of behavioural patterns and cardiometabolic health in Malaysian adolescents which is known locally as the “the MyHeART BEaT project”. We are seeking a Research Associate to take on the role of behavioural epidemiologist for the MyHeART BEaT project. The role is central to the success of this MRC funded collaboration between the University of Bristol and University of Malaya. The post-holder will be expected to perform analyses of existing cohort data and the preparation of results for project reports and publications
Requirements: Relevant MSc (or equivalent) with experience in diet, physical activity or cardiometabolic health research using advanced quantitative research methods. Excellent quantitative analyses research skills; experience of undertaking health-related research; experience of analysing multilevel data; good report writing and presentation skills; and an understanding of the issues associated with clustered data and how to account for clustered variables in analyses. In addition, applicants should hold a relevant MSc (or equivalent) with experience in diet, physical activity or cardiometabolic health research using advanced quantitative research methods
   
Text: Research Associate in Behavioural Epidemiology Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract Expiration date: 15-Aug-2018 Location: Bristol, UK The University of Bristol's Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences within the School for Policy Studies is seeking a Research Associate in Behavioural Epidemiology to undertake analyses of behavioural patterns and cardiometabolic health in Malaysian adolescents which is known locally as the “the MyHeART BEaT project”. MyHeARTs (Malaysian Health and Adolescents longitudinal Research Team study) is a prospective cohort of n=1361 Malaysian children aged 13 years at baseline, recruited from 15 secondary schools in Peninsula Malaysia. The MyHeART BEaT (Behavioural Epidemiology and Trial) project extends the existing cohort resource to build on findings to date to develop a school-based intervention to improve cardiometabolic health in Malayisan Adolescents. Data collected in MyHeARTs include socio-economic, behavioural, environmental, anthropometric, and blood pressure measures, and fasting blood samples. Detailed dietary and physical activity assessment was also conducted alongside a physical fitness test. Metabolomic analysis of stored blood samples provides in-depth characterisation of cardiometabolic risk at age 15 and 17. We are seeking a Research Associate to take on the role of behavioural epidemiologist for the MyHeART BEaT project. The role is central to the success of this MRC funded collaboration between the University of Bristol and University of Malaya. The post-holder will be expected to perform analyses of existing cohort data and the preparation of results for project reports and publications. The post-holder will be expected to work on their own initiative, seeking advice and guidance where necessary from the Principal Investigator (PI) and the project management group. Criteria that applicants should have include: excellent quantitative analyses research skills; experience of undertaking health-related research; experience of analysing multilevel data; good report writing and presentation skills; and an understanding of the issues associated with clustered data and how to account for clustered variables in analyses. In addition, applicants should hold a relevant MSc (or equivalent) with experience in diet, physical activity or cardiometabolic health research using advanced quantitative research methods. This is a fixed term position available until 31 March 2019. Hours of work available are between 17.5 hours per week (0.5 FTE) - 35 hours per week (1 FTE). The closing date for applications is midnight on 15 August 2018. It is anticipated that the selection process will be held on 3 September 2018. For informal enquiries please contact Dr Laura Johnson (email: laura.johnson@bristol.ac.uk , tel 44 (0)117 3310482). The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.
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