The MRC Epidemiology Unit studies the genetic, developmental and environmental determinants of obesity, type 2 diabetes and related metabolic disorders and contributes to their prevention. The Unit is a department within the School of Clinical Medicine at the University of Cambridge and is situated in the Institute of Metabolic Science. This is an exciting opportunity for a talented and motivated Senior Investigator Scientist to lead and conduct cutting edge research on a range of projects within the prevention programme. This internationally recognised research programme aims to translate epidemiological knowledge into action to prevent type 2 diabetes and related disorders and to assess the effectiveness of different approaches to disease prevention. The post holder will be a focus of expertise on prevention, early detection and management of diabetes and related disorders and will oversee the data collection, management, analysis and reporting of large-scale observational studies and randomised controlled trials across multiple centres and countries. The post holder will liaise with colleagues in other centres to maintain existing research collaborations and initiate new ones. They will be able to draw on a wide range of resources within the Unit, included funded studentships and post-doctoral fellowships, access to study data and expertise in a wide range of related biomedical and public health sciences.
The ideal candidate will be educated to PhD level and have considerable post-doctoral research experience in a relevant area, as specified above, together with a track record in epidemiology/public health and a good publication record. You will have experience in planning, implementing and managing research projects together with experience in line management and supervision of pre and post-doctoral researchers. You will be highly motivated, have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and have strong skills and experience in working collaboratively as a member of a team.
Further information about the job is available here
Further information about the MRC Epidemiology Unit is available here