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School Of Medicine - MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit

An opportunity now exists for one or more statisticians to join a friendly team at the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit (LEU) in Southampton (under the directorship of Professor Cyrus Cooper). The LEU aims to understand the environmental causes of diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis, and to develop strategies to prevent these disorders. The current research areas are grouped into five themes namely (1) Lifecourse determinants of bone and joint disease (2) Sarcopenia, frailty and clinical practice in older people, (3) Nutrition, development and lifelong health in transitioning populations, (4) Development, body composition and health, and (5) Work and health. Collaborative projects exist across these programmes and also with a range of external collaborators. The postholder would be expected to work mainly in programmes 1, 4 and 5.

You should possess an MSc or PhD or equivalent professional qualification in statistics or a related discipline. You will be involved with the analysis of large and complex datasets using appropriate statistical techniques. Experience with SPSS, Stata or R would be desirable but not essential. 

This is a full or part-time position for two years on a fixed term basis in part to cover maternity leave. Salary will be in the range of £29,799 - £36,613 per annum dependent on qualifications and experience. Applications for full or part-time hours will be considered.

For informal enquiries contact Hazel Inskip ( or Sarah Crozier (src@mrc, 

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Ita Holmes (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 9002. Please quote reference 966818AF on all correspondence.

The Faculty of Medicine holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award demonstrating commitment to equal opportunities and gender balance in the workplace. The Faculty recognises that applicants may seek flexible working patterns which will be considered as part of the recruitment process. For further information including key benefits designed to help maintain and support employees' well-being and work-life balance, please see our working with us website pages.

Closing Date: 24 Feb 2018
Post Type: Education, Research & Enterprise

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