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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Epidemiology - QMUL17303

Department: Centre for Primary Care and Public Health - Blizard Institute
Salary: £33,615 to £44,015 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance
Reference: QMUL17303
Location: Whitechapel
Date posted: 18-Dec-2018
Closing date: 29-Jan-2019

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The Centre for Primary Care and Public Health at Queen Mary University London is seeking to appoint a post-doc statistician for the BRAIN Study and HEADING Study.

This full-time post is an exciting opportunity to get involved with the implementation, execution, and interpretation of the statistical analysis of data coming from the BRain health and healthy AgeINg in retired Rugby players (BRAIN) study and the HEalth and Ageing Data IN the Game of football (HEADING) study. The BRAIN Study is a cross-sectional study designed to investigate the association between concussion and healthy ageing and cognitive function among former elite rugby players ( The HEADING study is a similar study conducted on footballers assessing the repetitive sub-concussive head traumas given by heading the ball in addition to concussion.

The successful applicant will join Dr Gallo’s research group, and the extended BRAIN and HEADING teams based at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and at the Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM). He/she will also interact with the Global Health Unit, a multi-disciplinary team of academic staff and the Centre of Primary Care and Public Health as whole. The successful applicant will work on the analysis of data from the BRAIN Study under the supervision of Dr Gallo and in collaboration with the BRAIN/HEADING team.

The successful applicant will have a PhD or equivalent professional experience in statistical analysis applied to epidemiological research, and writing of scientific papers. Ideally, the successful applicant will be familiar with analysing data coming from cognitive assessments and will be familiar with STATA as statistical package.

The post is full-time and fixed-term for 24 months, starting in February 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. Starting salary will be in the range of £33,615 to £44,015 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.  Benefits include 30 days annual leave, pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.  Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Valentina Gallo at

Details about the Global Health Unit at the Centre for Primary Care and Public Health can be found at

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The closing date for applications is 29th January 2019.  

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The School of Medicine holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award.  We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers.  We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support.  As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

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