Senior Epidemiologist - Environmental or Global Health

Nuffield Department of Women's and Reproductive Health, University of Oxford

Oxford, South East England, United Kingdom

Salary: Grade 8: £40,792 - £48,677 p.a.

Are you an experienced researcher with an interest in urban health? Could you use this experience to help us create game-changing solutions for healthcare problems?


The George Institute for Global Health, part of the Nuffield Department of Women’s & Reproductive Health, is looking for a Senior Epidemiologist to join the team as part of the Oxford Martin School’s prestigious programme on Deep Medicine. The programme is focused on solving high-impact healthcare problems, with the application of modern machine learning algorithms to large multi-modal (e.g., genetics, imaging, medical records) biomedical datasets.


This position is part of the RCUK funded ‘PEAK Urban’ programme. You will join an international team of scholars within the PEAK Urban project, a 4-year, international, multidisciplinary GCRF programme involving Oxford researchers at Anthropology (COMPAS), the Mathematical Institute, Geography (Transport Studies Unit) and Medicine (George Institute/Deep Medicine), along with universities in China (Peking University), South Africa (University of Cape Town), India (Indian Institute for Human Settlements) and Colombia (EAFIT University). See www.peak-urban.org for more details.


Your responsibilities will include: taking a leadership role in the newly initiated PEAK Urban Health programme at Oxford; developing new research projects, alongside other team members, and taking them from designing stage to publication; leading the acquisition of national, subnational or global datasets that enable the investigation of high-impact research questions, at the interface between data science, geography, public health and health services; reviewing, directing, guiding and inspiring the research of more junior scientists in the team; undertaking programme management and monitoring functions, including overseeing the organisation of stakeholder meetings; collaborating with a network of international academics, and linking with policy-makers based in both governmental and non-governmental organisations; and leading grant applications to major funding bodies.


You will hold a PhD (or near completion) in epidemiology, public health, global health or a related discipline, have a recognised research reputation supported by a publication record in high-ranking journals and have demonstrable experience in international collaborative research projects relating to global health. You will also have a good understanding of various quantitative research methodologies in at least one major domain of urban or environmental health, the ability to contribute to, and take lead responsibilities within a multidisciplinary team and the ability to work independently and to show initiative. Excellent communication and inter-personal skills, experience in supervising junior staff and students and success in securing competitive funding grants are also essential for this role.


This position is full-time and fixed-term for 2 years in the first instance. This post is available immediately. Applications for flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.


You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 7 January 2019.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: University of Oxford-itox_ac-137938

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