Job offer in london Research Assistant in Nutrition x 2 at Imperial College London

Salary £33,380 – £35,061 per annum

St. Mary’s Campus

This is an exciting opportunity for a Research Assistant with a strong background in nutritional epidemiology to join a leading group at the cutting edge of developments in nutritional epidemiology and public health. The Research Assistant will work on the Continuous Update Project funded by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF, that aims to regularly update the epidemiological evidence on the role of diet, nutrition, anthropometric characteristics and physical activity on cancer prevention and cancer prognosis. The project includes the conduction of systematic literature reviews on nutrition-related factors, cancer risk and survival, the update of the database of study results and the preparation of scientific reports and publications. The project results are used to update the WCRF recommendations for cancer prevention and cancer survivors.

You will work in close collaboration with five nutritional epidemiologists and a database manager from Imperial College and will establish relationships with an international group of experts working in the Continuous Update project. Your main activities will be to conduct electronic searches in bibliographic databases, select the publications relevant to the reviews, extract the data, and contribute to the meta-analyses and preparation of scientific reports.

The ideal candidate must hold a Master degree in Public Health Nutrition, Epidemiology or equivalent.  Experience in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and statistical software (Stata, R, SAS or SPSS) and in the use of biomedical bibliographic databases (Embase, Pubmed) and reference management software (Endnote or similar) are required.

This is a full-time post from 1st October 2018 until 30th September 2019, with possibility of extension, based at the St Mary’s Campus, Paddington.

Closing date: 23 August 20185

Reference: MED00698

The College cannot normally apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post under Tier 2 of the UKVI’s Points Based System. Any candidate, who is considering applying for this position and requires sponsorship, must ensure that they are able to obtain permission to work in the UK through an appropriate immigration route.

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