Research Fellow in Epidemiology

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7081235 (Ref.No. ENVFS1025)
Posted: July 16, 2021

Job Description

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have an established background in genetics, metabolomics, or epidemiology, with an interest in the developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD)? Do you want to further your career on a multidisciplinary study at one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities?

The project is funded by Wellcome Trust and aims to identify early maternal predictors of low infant birth weight in minority ethnic groups in the UK. 

You will join a diverse team of researchers across nutrition, genetic statistics, and epidemiology to develop and apply novel methodologies to (i) identify and evaluate maternal metabolites that predict birth weight in newborns and (ii) test the modifying effect of nutrients and diet on the association between metabolites and birth weight.

You will have a PhD in Epidemiology, or a closely allied discipline (or be close to completion, i.e. have submitted your thesis before taking up the position), alongside a strong background in metabolism research and genetics or metabolomics. Your research experience will have provided knowledge of the health sciences, with experience analysing large ‘omics data sets (i.e., ‘big data’). In addition, you will have excellent time management, planning, and verbal and written communication skills, with an aptitude for working with diverse team members on multi-disciplinary projects. 

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Dr. Michael Zulyniak, Lecturer of Obesity 

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 0685, email: 

Please note: If you are not a British or Irish citizen, from 1 January 2021 you will require permission to work in the UK. This will normally be in the form of a visa but, if you are an EEA/Swiss citizen and resident in the UK before 31 December 2020, this may be your passport or status under the EU Settlement Scheme.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  School of Food Science & Nutrition
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Due to external funding restrictions, appointments will not be made above £33,797 p.a.
Working Time:  100% - We will consider job share / flexible working arrangements
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (21 months - due to external funding)
Release Date:  Thursday 15 July 2021
Closing Date:  Thursday 12 August 2021
Reference:  ENVFS1025

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