Senior Research Associate posts - University of Cambridge

Senior Research Associate posts – Global Diet and Activity Research

The University of Cambridge is looking to recruit two senior researchers to play lead roles in developing the Global Diet and Activity Research (GDAR) Group and Network, a new initiative funded by NIHR and led by the MRC Epidemiology Unit.

GDAR focuses on the prevention of non-communicable diseases in low and middle income countries (LMICs) through understanding population-level determinants of diet and physical activity, evaluation of natural experiments and planned interventions and public health modelling to estimate the long term health effects of changes in determinants.

The initiative is being taken forward through a Cambridge-based Group, which builds on the internationally-recognised Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR), and a Network of research partners in LMIC settings, currently South Africa, Cameroon, Kenya and the Caribbean.

The post holder will develop and deliver their own area of research relevant to GDAR, engage and support with research being conducted across the Network to share expertise and realise synergies, and provide a link to connect investments in Cambridge with the GDAR Network. You will have post-doctoral experience in a relevant area, coupled with a significant publication record and scientific recognition in this area of research.

The role is based in the MRC Epidemiology Unit which is a department of the School of Clinical Medicine at the University of Cambridge and will involve some international travel.

Further information can be found at

The closing date is 7 January 2018.

Last modified: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:37:30 GMT