Research Assistant at Imperial College London

Imperial College London has an opening postdoc position in public health. Applications should be sent before January 06, 2019.

Applications are invited to join the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology located at the St Mary's campus, Paddington. The department is based within a five star research institute equipped with the latest technologies and facilities within Imperial College London's School of Public Health.

Imperial School of Public Health, headed by Professor Deborah Ashby, combines world-class research translating science and epidemiology into policy and practice. Together with its research, teaching and evidence-led policy work, the Imperial School of Public Health aims to address the major public health challenges of the 21st century.

The Patient Experience Research Centre (PERC), a core facility of the NIHR Imperial Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), is a small group of epidemiologists, social scientists and clinical researchers undertaking research on involvement in and engagement with translational research. It is led by Professor Helen Ward (epidemiology and public health) and Professor Sophie Day (anthropology) who have developed a strong interdisciplinary collaboration over the past 3 decades with research on HIV/ STI, sex work, breast cancer and health inequalities.

This post is to contribute to the growing research programme on translational medicine and, specifically, patient and staff perspectives on current developments. The post-holder will have the opportunity to develop research in quantitative and/or qualitative research methods in one of the following areas: assessing the impact of research on patient experiences and outcomes, critically assessing the impact of participatory methods in translational research, measuring and evaluating patient experience and diversity in translational research; modelling the impact of changes in patient populations and care pathways.

Candidates will need a Masters Degree or equivalent in a health-related discipline (e.g. public health, epidemiology, anthropology, sociology, design, and health services research) with competence in data management and analysis including experience of using one or more statistical analysis package.

This is a full time, fixed term post available until 31 March 2022based at the St Mary’s Campus, Paddington. Imperial College is supportive of flexible working. The College is happy to discuss the possibility of implementing such arrangements for this post, with suitably qualified people, subject to operational requirements.

Should you have any queries please contact: Helen Ward (


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