Vacancy Ref: 018364
Salary: Grade 6, £28,098 - £31,604 per annum
Contract length: 29 months (up to March 2020)
The MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit are seeking a Research Assistant to support the Neighbourhoods and Communities Programme Leader in developing research to improve understanding of how social and physical environments might improve public health and reduce health inequalities. The postholder will work on obtaining and preparing large spatial datasets, manipulating them in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), writing project specific code, preferably using Python or R, and carrying out research examining relationships between environment and population health. The post-holder will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and develop new projects. The postholder should hold an Honours degree in a relevant discipline and have a comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of GIS techniques, which may be applied in the analysis of human health.
This is a full-time, Grade 6 post, available to March 2020 with a salary of £28,098 - £31,604 per annum. Further details are available here – the vacancy reference is 018364. The closing date for applications is 22nd October.
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