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Imperial College London

Research Assistant in Epidemiology and Population Health

Job description

This is an exciting opportunity for a Research Assistant in Epidemiology and Population Health to join an interdisciplinary research group and contribute to innovative and high-impact research in population health and global health. The overall theme of the research is analysing the past, current, or expected future trends in population health. The work is at the cutting edge of global health science and policy and arises from collaborative research with the World Health Organization and with an extensive network of scientists from most of the world’s countries, which will give the work significant scientific and policy impact and visibility.

You will be based in the Global Environmental Health Research Group ( at Imperial School of Public Health, which is internationally renowned for data-driven research on population health.  

Duties and responsibilities
Key responsibilities will include:

Identifying and collating high-quality data on population health together with worldwide academic and policy collaborators
Leading on the communication with collaborators regarding data and other project-related matters
Systematically checking data sources and their content for measures of quality and to record relevant meta-data for each data source
Managing databases consisting of large number of heterogeneous data sources
Extracting and organising data for statistical analysis and to conduct analyses
Attending research group meetings and other relevant meetings
Undertaking any necessary training and/or development
Essential requirements
You must have a good undergraduate degree or MSc (or equivalent) in epidemiology, demography, statistics, economics, mathematics or related subject; exceptional analytical and critical thinking; attention to detail; familiarity with large datasets, and ability to efficiently manage large quantities of data; knowledge of R, Python or related programming languages; and ability to work with other researchers and with diverse collaborators. There will be scope for you to learn skills and concepts that would position you for a strong application to PhD programmes.

Further information
This role is offered on a full time and fixed term until 31 December 2024.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Dr. Bin Zhou –

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