Vacancy: Career Development Fellow (DH Policy Research Programme Grant)

Career Development Fellow

Applications are invited for a new position of Career Development Fellow at the MRC Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge.

The MRC Epidemiology Unit is a department within the Clinical School at the University of Cambridge which studies the genetic, developmental and environmental factors that cause obesity, diabetes and related metabolic disorders and contributes to the prevention of these disorders. The MRC Epidemiology Unit also hosts the UKCRC Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR), a Centre of Excellence in Public Health Research focusing on developing understanding about the population-level determinants of dietary and physical activity behaviours and on evaluating interventions that impact on these behaviours.

The available post is within the Behavioural Epidemiology Programme of the MRC Epidemiology Unit within the Clinical School at the University of Cambridge. The Programme, led by Dr Esther van Sluijs, aims to improve the understanding of how to promote sustained active living in young people. The post is funded by a grant from the Department of Health Policy Research Programme and focuses on studying the opportunities within the school environment to promote physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviour in adolescents.

Closing date: 13 February 2014

Interviews: 4 March 2014

Full details and application at: www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/2955/