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Position: Research Fellow in Epidemiological Modelling
Institution: University College London
Department: Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: Applications are invited for a research post within the Whitehall II Study Research Group offering the opportunity to take a lead in an exciting quantitative research project in ageing epidemiology. The IMPACT-BAM (better ageing model) project has developed a simulation model to predict the burden of dementia and disability, and life expectancy, in England and Wales in coming decades. The model synthesises recent epidemiological trends. Prevention scenarios to date simulate the effects of (1) reduced smoking and (2) diabetes prevalence and (3) increased investment in education.. The post-holder will coordinate the research with collaborators at University of Liverpool, and the Institute for Fiscal Studies
Requirements: Applicants must have (or shortly expect to complete) a PhD in epidemiology, statistics, quantitative public health, economics, or related discipline and be able to work independently towards the research objectives. They should ideally be skilled in sophisticated data analysis and longitudinal modelling, and have a track record in publication of original research. An interest in the determinants of health and functioning in older people, and in public health prevention, is desirable
   
Text: Research Fellow in Epidemiological Modelling, - Ref:1764679 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division INSTITUTE OF EPIDEMIOLOGY & HEALTH CARE Specific unit / Sub department RESEARCH DEPARTMENT OF EPIDEMIOLOGY & PUBLIC HEALTH Location of position London Grade 7 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) ?35,328 - ?39,353 per annum Duties and Responsibilities Applications are invited for a research post within the Whitehall II Study Research Group offering the opportunity to take a lead in an exciting quantitative research project in ageing epidemiology. The IMPACT-BAM (better ageing model) project has developed a simulation model to predict the burden of dementia and disability, and life expectancy, in England and Wales in coming decades. The model synthesises recent epidemiological trends. Prevention scenarios to date simulate the effects of (1) reduced smoking and (2) diabetes prevalence and (3) increased investment in education.. The post-holder will coordinate the research with collaborators at University of Liverpool, and the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD. If this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary ?30,922 - ?32,607 per annum inclusive of London Allowance) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis. This full-time post is grant funded and is available initially for two years from October 2018 in the first instance. Key Requirements Applicants must have (or shortly expect to complete) a PhD in epidemiology, statistics, quantitative public health, economics, or related discipline and be able to work independently towards the research objectives. They should ideally be skilled in sophisticated data analysis and longitudinal modelling, and have a track record in publication of original research. An interest in the determinants of health and functioning in older people, and in public health prevention, is desirable. Further Details A job description and person specification can be accessed via the link at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy please click on the ?Apply Now? button below. Informal enquiries should be made to: Professor Eric Brunner ( e.brunner@ucl.ac.uk ). or Martin Shipley ( martin.shipley@ucl.ac.uk ). If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Floriana Bortolotti (020 3108 6286, f.bortolotti@ucl.ac.uk ). UCL Taking Action for Equality We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible. Closing Date 16 Dec 2018 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date Week Commencing 7 January 2019 Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality. 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 UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job. Job description and person specification Apply Now
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