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Research Fellow

Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit

Location:  Southampton General Hospital
Salary:   £30,395 to £33,199 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term until 30/09/2022
Closing Date:  Friday 07 December 2018
Interview Date:   Monday 07 January 2019
Reference:  1073318AF

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the EACH-B Programme at the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit (MRC LEU), University of Southampton. The MRC LEU mission is to promote human health using lifecourse epidemiological methods, integrating observational evidence, understanding of mechanism and implementation of intervention studies. 

The MRC LEU, University of Southampton, is at the international forefront of developmental origins of disease research, with full MRC funding secured 2015 to 2020. It has an internationally competitive track record in both observational and intervention studies, and well-established links with the University's Institute of Developmental Science, NIHR Nutrition Biomedical Research Centre and University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. 

The successful applicant will be responsible for assisting with: the EACH-B Programme, an intervention study aiming to improve diet and physical activity in adolescents. The job will involve coordinating aspects of the trial of the intervention, and developing and conducting add-on projects to support the programme. Although a PhD is not essential, the successful applicant will have demonstrated a strong track record in public health/medical/nutrition research, including an honours degree, excellent interpersonal and organisational skills, and the ability to work successfully as part of a close-knit team. The successful applicant will be expected to develop an area of personal research interest, and where the successful applicant does not already have a PhD, there may be potential for development of a PhD proposal with the University of Southampton

Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.  The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

DBS clearance may be required for this role. 

The appointment is for three years, with a review after 1 year.

For more information or an informal visit, please contact:

Professor Mary Barker: 02380 777 624 or

Dr Sofia Strommer:

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Ita Holmes (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 238059 9002. Please quote reference 1073318AF on all correspondence.

Athena SWAN Silver Award holder: Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award demonstrating commitment to equal opportunities and gender balance in the workplace. The Faculty recognises that applicants may seek flexible working patterns which will be considered as part of the recruitment process. For further information including key benefits designed to help maintain and support employees' well-being and work-life balance, please see our working with us website pages.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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