Research Fellow in Epidemiology

Leeds, England, gb
Company: University Of Leeds
Category: Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Published on 2021-08-01 18:07:15

Research Fellow in Epidemiology

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have an established background in  genetics, metabolomics, or epidemiology, with an interest in the developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD)? Do you want to further your career on a multidisciplinary study at one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities?

The project is funded by Wellcome Trust and aims to identify early maternal predictors of low infant birth weight in minority ethnic groups in the UK. 

You will join a diverse team of researchers across nutrition, genetic statistics, and epidemiology to develop and apply novel methodologies to (i) identify and evaluate maternal metabolites that predict birth weight in newborns and (ii) test the modifying effect of nutrients and diet on the association between metabolites and birth weight.

You will have a PhD in Epidemiology, or a closely allied discipline (or be close to completion, i.e. have submitted your thesis before taking up the position), alongside a strong background in metabolism research and genetics or metabolomics. Your research experience will have provided knowledge of the health sciences, with experience analysing large ‘omics data sets (i.e., ‘big data’). In addition, you will have excellent time management, planning, and verbal and written communication skills, with an aptitude for working with diverse team members on multi-disciplinary projects. 

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