Research Associate or Research Fellow in Cardiovascular Epidemiology

Job summary

This is a unique, exciting opportunity for an early / intermediate career academic wishing to publish high impact manuscripts, present at international conferences and rapidly advance their career in academia. We are looking for a motivated cardiovascular epidemiologist with a proven academic commitment / interest in cardiovascular disease prevention to join a world leading team at the Imperial Centre for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention (ICCP) at a world-renowned university. You will join an established team with readily available curated clinical data in which to explore relevant research questions rapidly.

The ICCP research programme is directed by Prof. Kausik Ray since 2015 and broadly covers multiple national and international scientific projects in the field of cardiovascular disease prevention and epidemiology, offering an array of opportunities. These include observational studies consisting of data from the European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS) Familial Hypercholesterolaemia Studies Collaboration (FHSC) the world’s largest database individuals with genetically elevated cholesterol levels in over 67,000 participants from 67 countries. In addition, ICCP houses large datasets of cross-sectional data from registries of cholesterol management in Europe (Da Vinci) and data from clinical trials of novel therapies (BETonMACE). These contemporary and established datasets offer a fertile ground to explore research questions and generate high impact publications. ICCP publishes 30-40 papers per year influencing guidelines and clinical practice.

Duties and responsibilities

You will be expected to design and conduct epidemiological analyses of existing data to answer an array of scientific questions, accurately interpret findings and their implications on clinical practice and publish data as well as present these at meetings. In addition, you are expected to contribute to writing grant proposals, work in a multi-disciplinary team whilst being responsible for their own contribution to the overall work of ICCP.

Essential requirements

You must have a PhD degree or equivalent research thesis, some post-doctoral or equivalent experience in a field related to cardiovascular disease and its prevention. Knowledge of cholesterol disorders, its management is desirable, as is a strong foundation in genetic epidemiology. You must have advanced skills in population-based research methods and epidemiological study design and be able to independently conduct statistical and analytical procedures relevant to the post.

Further information

The post will be full time, fixed term until June 2023 in the first instance, with potential for extension.

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £36,694 – £39,888 per annum.

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