Research Associate

London (GB)
£38,304 per annum including London Weighting Allowance
01 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
18 Oct 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

We are seeking an enthusiastic post-doctoral research associate (PDRA) to conduct, manage and publish research in line with the objectives described in the project description and with the overall objectives of the KCL Department of Women and Children's Health.

Dr Sophie Moore has recently been awarded a five-year Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship titled “Micronutrient interventions to improve infant neurocognitive development and growth in early infancy”. The research outlined in the Fellowship will focus around a clinical trial to be conducted in The Gambia, in collaboration with the MRC Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (MRCG@LSHTM). Dr Moore is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic PDRA to support the implementation of the trial in The Gambia, with specific responsibility for the infant neurodevelopmental tests.

This post provides an opportunity for a post-doctoral level research scientist to engage in a large collaborative research project, working with nutrition scientists, trial statisticians, infant developmental psychologists, biomedical engineers, policy makers as well as working closely with a large, multidisciplinary field team based in The Gambia. Further, this post will provide the opportunity for the PDRA to develop and lead his or her own research, within the framework of the larger trial. Opportunities for training and development (e.g. junior Fellowship applications) will be encouraged and supported.

The post-holder will be expected to help ensure research rigour across all aspects of the trial, and to contribute to the analysis and interpretation of key research data. Relevant research and field experience is required.

The post-holder will be based at St Thomas' Hospital campus and/or Becket House and will be required to travel to The Gambia.

This is a full-time, fixed-term contract for 56 months, from 1 January 2021.

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