Research Associate in Epidemiology

Job Description

We are seeking an accomplished Epidemiologist to work on the molecular epidemiology programme of the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) at Imperial. The ideal candidate will be passionate about tackling big problems and be ready to try out high-risk, high-payoff projects.

The UK DRI at Imperial has been established to address a medical research area of highest importance and future impact as one of six new national centres of excellence embedded in major UK universities that together are intended to transform the diagnosis, treatment and care of people with dementias. MRC and charity partners Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK have invested £250m in fulfilment of the ambition identified in the Prime Minister’s 2020 Challenge on Dementia.

In brief, we will study genetic and metabolic determinants as well as a wide range of lifestyle factors in relation to the underlying cardio-metabolic risk factors, cognitive changes, sleep disturbances, shift patterns, mild cognitive impairment, the dementias and neurodegenerative diseases in large well-established population cohorts from UK, USA and Europe.


The job environment will offer a career structure within the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics for an epidemiologist with a deep interest in application of advanced omics approaches to solve diverse biomedical problems.

Projects may include, for example, developing and applying cross-platform and multi-omics approaches to help understand signals and pathways arising from omics analyses, and associated epidemiological data.

Job Requirements

We are looking to appoint individuals with a background in epidemiology, with analytical and interpretative skills in omics data. The post-holder will collaborate closely with population and experimental scientists, including biochemists and chemometricians. Candidates will be interested in gaining/sharing knowledge and experience within and outside their domains. The post-holder will be responsible for working with participating studies, harmonization of the clinical data across studies, bringing the clinical and omics data together, running omics analysis and interpreting the findings, day-to-day organisation of the project, and coordination with the biochemistry lab.

You will work closely with other researchers both within UK DRI and with scientific and clinical partners. You will be part of project teams to creatively share knowledge and experience including in the areas of biostatistics, omics technologies, informatics, clinical and chemical science domains.

How To Apply

To apply, visit and search by the job reference MED02143.

Closing date: 21 March 2021 

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