Senior Research Associate - MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit

Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol
£36,613 - £41,212
06 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
05 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

We are seeking to appoint a talented researcher with expertise in medical statistics, interested in working with causal methods within the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol.

The post is an exciting opportunity to work on both methodological and applied projects concerned with developing and applying methods for causal analyses (including Mendelian randomization) to examine the effect of health behaviours on physical and mental health outcomes. Methodological challenges to be addressed include selection bias, missing data, measurement error (i.e. bias in self-report) and analysis of longitudinal data.

The post will suit researchers with training in medical statistics, or an epidemiologist or psychologist with strong quantitative skills. You will draft and contribute to publications and present at conferences. Attendance at courses will be encouraged, and other training provided as required.

You will be based within the Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group at the University of Bristol (,part of the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit ( and the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies (

The MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit (MRC IEU) is an internationally recognized institute of excellence in epidemiology in the UK, and you will have excellent opportunities for collaboration and training within the MRC IEU.

Funding is initially available until 30th December 2022. We anticipate interviewing candidates on 13th July 2018, and the positions will be available from 1st September 2018.

For informal enquires, please contact:
Marcus Munafò (
Kate Tilling (

The closing date for applications is 23:59 on Thursday 5th July 2018.
Anticipated interview date: 13th July 2018
Anticipated start date: 1st September 2018

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