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Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit

Location:  Southampton General Hospital
Salary:   £30,942 to £38,017 per annum
Full Time or Part Time Fixed Term (Until 30/06/2021)
Closing Date:  Wednesday 11 November 2020
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1297720AF

There is an opportunity for a statistician to join a friendly team at the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit (LEU) in Southampton (director Professor Cyrus Cooper). The LEU aims to understand the environmental causes of diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis, and to develop strategies to prevent them. Its research is grouped into six themes: (1) Musculoskeletal health in late life; (2) Determinants of musculoskeletal health in mid-life; (3) Early development and musculoskeletal health in adult life; (4) Developmental determinants of cardiometabolic health and human capital: transitioning populations; (5) Cardiometabolic health and human capital: integrative biology approaches to lifecourse health; and (6) Developmental determinants of cardiometabolic health: behavioural systems. 

The post-holder would work mainly in programme 4, which is led by Prof Caroline Fall and studies how maternal health and nutrition influences fetal development and later outcomes such as intelligence, body composition and adult cardio-metabolic disease (diabetes and cardiovascular disease) in the offspring. It is based in developing countries, especially in India and Africa. The postholder’s main role will to analyse data from these projects. The post does not require overseas travel, but does involve frequent virtual interaction with researchers overseas. 

You will hold a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in statistics or another relevant discipline (recent Masters graduates welcome). Experience with Stata or SPSS, and some previous research experience, are essential. 

This is a full time or part-time position fixed term until June 30th 2021, potentially extendable dependent on performance and funding. 

For informal enquiries contact Prof Caroline Fall ( or Dr Kalyanaraman Kumaran (

Application Process:

You should submit your completed online application form a The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Kate Pounds (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 5456 or email  Please quote reference 1297720AF on all correspondence. 

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. 


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