Article 04.12.2020

Senior Research Associate - Social Sciences applied to Public Health

Closing date 11th January 2021

The MRC Epidemiology Unit is seeking to appoint a Senior Research Associate, Social Sciences applied to Public Health.

The post offers an outstanding opportunity for an ambitious social scientist with an established interest in applied public health research. The position is based in the Unit's Population Health Interventions research programme and will also work closely with the Behavioural Epidemiology and Interventions in Young People research programme and the Prevention of Diabetes and Related Metabolic Disorders in High Risk Groups research programme.

The MRC Epidemiology Unit is a department within the University of Cambridge's School of Clinical Medicine and is situated within the Institute of Metabolic Science on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. Its mission is to study the genetic, developmental and environmental factors that cause obesity, diabetes and related metabolic disorders and develop strategies for their prevention. The Unit benefits from a number of large-scale, cross programme epidemiological and evaluative studies with detailed datasets allowing a wide range of research from genetics to public health. Highly experienced specialist teams support scientists in the delivery of their research aims.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in a social science relevant to the objectives of the post, and at least five year's post-doctoral research experience, with a track record of leading applied social science research relevant to population health.

Please contact Professor Martin White ( for informal enquiries.

Full details of essential requirements for the post and application can be viewed here.