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We are seeking someone passionate about environmental modelling and interested in the application of Life Cycle Assessment. Are you an excellent researcher in public health, particularly interested in Low-Middle Income Countries (LMIC) and Non-communicable Diseases contexts? Would you like to contribute to an ambitious programme of work aimed at developing solutions to alleviate the impact of environmental degradation on health in LMIC? If so,..
We are seeking someone passionate about environmental modelling and interested in the application of Life Cycle Assessment. Are you an excellent researcher in public health, particularly interested in Low-Middle Income Countries (LMIC) and Non-communicable Diseases contexts? Would you like to contribute to an ambitious programme of work aimed at developing solutions to alleviate the impact of environmental degradation on health in LMIC? If so, then this exciting and challenging opportunity could be the ideal next step in your career
The NIHR Centre for Non-Communicable Diseases in LMIC (part of the School of Public Health, and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering, at Imperial College London) have an exciting new opportunity for a Research Assistant to join a team working on an ambitious project aimed at providing solutions for major health challenges related to highly salinity drinking water in coastal Bangladesh.
This is an exciting post which will enable a researcher with quantitative and qualitative skills to develop their interest in exploring and enhancing research in LMICs. The work investigates the links between human health, water resources and local environmental conditions. It will lead to the development of new evidence-based tools by analyzing existing population and environmental data and contributing to designing intervention studies with a participatory component.
Duties and responsibilities
The Research Assistant will have a postgraduate qualification in a relevant public health, environmental engineering, environmental assessment (e.g. Life Cycle, systems dynamics), hydrological sciences or appropriate equivalent experience and should be motivated, well organised and able to work independently and as part of a team. They should have excellent communication skills and good qualitative research skills. You must also have a broad grasp of water systems-environment-bioeconomy issues affecting LMIC.
Essential skills include good knowledge and practice in data analysis with updated statistical approaches and use of GIS. Knowledge and practical experience of using programming languages, systems modelling and data management software.
Experience in field research in LMIC. An ability to understand, learn and apply water sampling and chemical analysis methods to water sampling in the field is also a key requirement.
Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range.
This position is part-time (17.5 h/w) and fixed-term for 4 years and will be based at White City and South Kensington campuses.
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About Imperial College London
Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.
You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.
We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.
It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.
Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.
Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity and to eliminating discrimination. All employees are expected to follow the Imperial Values & Behaviours framework. Our values are:
In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.
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 reassignment, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.
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