Postdoc Position at University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge, UK is inviting applicants to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship position in epidemiology. Applications are welcome before February 09, 2020.

The MRC Epidemiology Unit are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated postdoctoral research associate with strong skills in quantitative data analysis and an interest in behavioural interventions for obesity and type 2 diabetes.

The successful candidate will take a lead role in analysing data from an NIHR PGfAR-funded programme developing and evaluating scalable behavioural weight management programmes for the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes.

We are looking for someone who has proven experience in the analysis of quantitative data, excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to work as part of a team and respond to research needs and opportunities as they arise over the course of the project. The successful applicant will be educated to PhD level in a relevant subject or be due to complete doctoral studies within 3 months of applying.

The successful candidate will join a friendly and supportive team, led by Dr Amy Ahern and Professor Simon Griffin. This is a collaborative project across several institutions and different disciplines and there will be lots of opportunities for collaboration with other Investigators and research staff within and external to the Unit, as well as NHS and industry stakeholders and patient and public representatives.

The postholder will be well supported in their professional development, with opportunities for developing skills and knowledge. The Investigators will work with the postholder to develop a bespoke training and development plan that will focus on the skills and experience they need to make the most of the opportunities afforded by the project and to progress their career.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available up to 2nd April 2022.

Please contact the lead investigator, Dr Amy Ahern (; 01223 330315), for informal enquiries.

Click the ‘Apply’ button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 9th February 2020.

Interviews will likely be held on Tuesday 18th February 2020.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.


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