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Research Associate/Senior Research Associate (Statistician/Senior Statistician) (Fixed Term)

The MRC Epidemiology Unit is looking to appoint a senior research associate in the area of transport and health modelling.

This appointment is an exciting opportunity to play a leading role in the development of statistical and simulation models of transport and health for cities around the world.

This position is based in the Unit's multidisciplinary Public Health Modelling team, and will be part of the multidisciplinary European Research Council GLASST project.

The GLASST project (Global and Local health impact ASSessment of Transport) is led by Dr Woodcock, with collaborators at TU Munich, ISGlobal (Barcelona), University of Chicago, the University of Oxford, and the MRC BioStatistics Unit.

In GLASST we are i) developing methods for comparison of stochastic simulation models, ii) integrating health into transport models, iii) developing city level models of transport starting with cities in Latin America, India, and Europe

The post holder will also contribute to the JIBE project, a project that brings together experts from Australia and the UK to link models of health impacts to built environment measures.

The Public Health Modelling programme (PHM) develops stochastic transport and health simulation models and tools for research and policy. The PHM works closely with other programmes in the Unit to study the global public health challenge of obesity, type 2 diabetes and related metabolic disorders. The MRC Epidemiology Unit is a department within the University of Cambridge's School of Clinical Medicine and is situated within the Institute of Metabolic Science on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. Highly experienced information teams and other specialist teams support the scientists in the delivery of their research aims.

Alongside a competitive salary, University staff are eligible for a comprehensive package of benefits and services include discounts on shopping, health care, financial services and public transport. We also offer defined benefits pension schemes and tax-efficient bicycle, car lease and charity-giving schemes.

The successful candidate will have a PhD or a Master's degree and equivalent experience.

Appointment at the research associate level with chance for progression would be considered for the right candidate on a rising trajectory who did not meet the University criteria for appointment at the senior research associate level.

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

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Please contact Dr James Woodcock ( for informal enquiries.

The closing date is 1st November 2020.

Please quote reference SJ24149 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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