British Heart Foundation Accelerator Award Research Associate/Senior Research Associate

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Bristol, United Kingdom
£33,199 - £38,460 per annum (pro rata if part time)
23 Jul 2019
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22 Aug 2019
Contract Type

Division/School Bristol Medical School
Contract type Open Ended
Working pattern Full or Part time
Salary £33,199 - £37,345 per annum (pro rata if part time) (Grade I) / £37,345 - £38,460 per annum (pro rata if part time) (Grade J)
Closing date for applications 22-Aug-2019

We are seeking up to six talented postgraduates with quantitative skills and an interest in applying novel causal methods to improve knowledge on how to prevent and treat cardiometabolic, cardiovascular and congenital heart diseases. You will be part of a new cohort of researchers funded by the Bristol British Heart Foundation (BHF) Accelerator Award. Posts are available for between 6-30months (see job description for more information). The posts will be based in the vibrant inter-disciplinary research environment in the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit (IEU) at the University of Bristol ( You will be part of the Bristol Medical School (Population Health Science; ). You will work in one of two broad areas of research:
Identifying targets that could be effectively modified by pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical interventions for the prevention or treatment of cardiometabolic/cardiovascular diseases and
Understanding the mechanisms of early life development of cardiometabolic/vascular or congenital heart diseases.

We are looking for people with a postgraduate research degree (PhD, MD, MRes) and experience of quantitative analyses. You will be enthusiastic about learning new skills and undertaking research into cardio-metabolic /vascular diseases or congenital heart diseases. You will use population health methods (including Mendelian randomization), data and resources in your work and appropriate training and support will be provided.

Informal enquiries are welcome, and may be made to Professor Deborah Lawlor (

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.

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