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Research Assistant - QMUL18126

Department: Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine
Salary: £31,054 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL18126
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 03-Apr-2019
Closing date: 02-May-2019

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Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine

Centre for Environmental and Preventive Medicine

Research Assistant

This post sits within the Wolfson Institute, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, part of Queen Mary University of London. The SMD is a leading medical and dental school that offers international levels of excellence in research and teaching as well as providing clinical service for a population of unrivalled ethnic diversity in east London and the wider Thames Gateway. Further information can be found at

This exciting and unique role will provide an opportunity to be involved in a number of research projects on salt reduction in the UK and China. Particularly, the successful candidate will be highly involved in the NIHR Global Health Research Unit - Action on Salt China). The overall aim of the Unit is to develop, implement and evaluate nutrition policies with focus on salt reduction in Low- and Middle-Income Countries, particularly China and other Asia-Pacific Countries. The project is a collaboration between Queen Mary University of London and the George Institute China and several other Chinese organisations such as China CDC. The Unit (Director: Professor Graham MacGregor) is multi-disciplinary and focuses on evidence-based approaches to improve public health. The successful candidate will be involved in a number of research projects on salt reduction in the UK and China.

The successful candidate will gain extensive and comprehensive knowledge and research experiences in implementing strategies in reduction of salt, sugar and saturated fat, and building capacity and capability to develop, implement and evaluate nutrition policies focusing on salt reduction in LMICs, especially in China. The candidate will also enhance their knowledge on diet and health, and the strategies to improve the diet, e.g., reduce salt, sugar and saturated fat consumption in China for the prevention of non-communicable disease.

Applicants should hold a degree in Epidemiology or Public Health or a related discipline with demonstrated experience in computational and statistical analysis. Good communication skills in both English and Mandarin are essential. The successful candidate will be pro-active and insightful, with excellent organisation skills, are able to use their initiative, as well as working in a team.

The position is open to international applicants. Applications from any area of public health, nutrition and epidemiology are welcome; those integrate a range of disciplines are particularly encouraged.

The post is full-time and fixed term for the period of 18 months. Salary will be £31,054 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 about this post can be made to Professor Feng He at or on 020 7882 6266.

Application enquiries should be directed to Charterhouse Square Recruitment at

The closing date for the applications is midnight (GMT) on Thursday, 2 May 2019.

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