Research Associate in Adolescent Cognitive/Mental Health

A postdoc position is available at Imperial College London. This fellowship is available for all students around the world. Applications are invited up to September 23, 2018.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to join the c-Veda research study. The MRC funded c-Veda project is investigating whether environmental and genetic risk factors in industrialised countries and emerging societies shape cognitive function and behaviour in distinct ways, thus leading to different risk constellations and neuro-behavioural trajectories for substance misuse and externalising disorders. The project is led by the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London, with collaborators in India and the UK (Imperial College London and Bristol University). Data collection has been ongoing for the past 2 years in India to set up a large cohort of adolescents. Similar adolescent cohort data collected in the UK will also form part of the project including from the SCAMP study.

SCAMP (Study of Cognition, Adolescents and Mobile Phones) is a prospective cohort study following secondary school pupils across London from Year 7 (ages 11-12) to investigate whether use of mobile phones and other wireless technologies and environmental/social factors affect children's neurocognitive and behavioural outcomes. The study launched in May 2014 and has just completed its first follow up data collection on a cohort of ~7000 pupils. For more information about SCAMP, please see the study website at The post holder will be based at the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics within the School of Public Health at Imperial College (, working closely with other collaborators and researchers on c-Veda and SCAMP.

A PhD, or equivalent, in epidemiology, psychology, medical statistics, or a related quantitative discipline is a must. It is also essential to have a strong background in either epidemiology, psychology, medical statistics or a related quantitative discipline. Experience of co-ordinating research projects, and demonstrable experience of analysing large epidemiological or psychological/ cognitive datasets is needed.

The post is full time and fixed term for 18 months, based at the St Mary's campus, Paddington.

Should you have any queries please contact: Professor Mireille Toledano at For technical issues when applying online, please contact:


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