MRC Centre Early Career Research Fellowship

We are pleased to invite applications for our Early Career Fellowship Programme. This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the leading research centres in the UK and internationally for multidisciplinary research and training on environment and health sciences.

We are seeking an ambitious, exceptional candidate with a PhD and experience in research on environment and health and with strong quantitative skills. The aim of these fellowships is to support the fellows to develop as competitive, independent researchers and to provide a platform to fulfil their long-term career goals.

You are required to produce a research proposal describing your plans to carry out a challenging and ambitious programme of research in the Environmental Exposures Theme. Proposals must be relevant to the Centre’s research scope and their focus should fall within at least one of the following key areas:

• Aerosol science
• Air pollution modelling
• Improved methods for air pollution epidemiology
• Exposure assessment
• Emerging environmental hazards, such as chemicals and microplastics

Multidisciplinary cross-Centre proposals are encouraged.

Duties and responsibilities

You will be responsible for the development of your independent research programme, establishing collaborations with other Centre staff and external partners where relevant, under the supervision of your chosen mentor. You will be expected to present your work at significant conferences and publish in high-quality international peer-reviewed journals and contribute to the preparation of research grants and Fellowship proposals.

Essential requirements

You must have a PhD or equivalent awarded by the start date of the fellowship in one of the key areas listed above or related field of study.

You should have extensive experience and knowledge in at least one of the following disciplines: environmental or molecular epidemiology, computational biology, bioinformatics, biostatistics, geographical information systems (GIS), small area health statistics, exposure sciences, mathematical sciences, environmental sciences.

Applications will be assessed on the quality of the research proposal, on the candidate’s standing as demonstrated by the extent to which they meet the personal criteria in the job description, and on their potential to develop an independent research career.

Further Information

This is a full time, fixed term post for 24 months.  The salary range is £40,858 – £48,340, and this range is fixed so applicants should ensure it meets their experience and expectations. Full salary costs are provided as well as appropriate research expenses.

You will be based at Imperial College London in the Environmental Research Group.

You must select at least one primary mentor among the Environmental Exposures Theme members. Mentorship must be agreed with the potential mentor in order to submit a valid application.

You are strongly encouraged to contact potential mentors directly as early as possible to have enough time to discuss and develop a research proposal.

Applications must be submitted via the Imperial College Jobs page using the guidance and forms provided:

1. Imperial College London online application form
2. CV Template Form
3. Project Proposal Form

Late or incomplete applications, those without an agreed mentor or not submitted via the Imperial College recruitment system will not be accepted.

Should you require any further information on the fellowships or on the application process please contact: Angela Lewis (Associate Director, Environmental Research Group)

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

Closing date: 16/05/2021
to apply, visit www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs and search by the job reference MED02395.