Vacancy at University of East Anglia with the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR)
Research Fellow in Public Health Economics RA1231 – Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia. Full details at www.uea.ac.uk/hr/vacancies/research/-/asset_publisher/62h7ppZT4QgW/content/research-fellow-in-public-health-economics
Closing date: 12 noon on 13 November 2015
A Career Development Fellowship (CDF) is a postdoctoral research position for scientists in need of transferable skills training to establish research careers, or new research skills to enable them to change discipline. A CDF post is appropriate for an individual who has previously received a doctoral degree (i.e. PhD or DPhil). It is a defined period of supervised training to enhance the individual’s professional skills and research independence necessary for a future career in academia.
In the MRC Epidemiology Unit a CDF can be expected to be a full-time 3 year programme of advanced academic preparation and research training under the guidance of one of the Programme Leaders, with specific attention to personal professional development as defined by an individualised training programme. The three years spent on a CDF in the Epidemiology Unit are aimed at providing the stepping stone to a successful and fruitful future scientific career.
During a CDF you will be expected to:
- Help to design research projects
- Learn how to manage research projects
- Begin to build an international reputation in their field of research
- Build a publication record
- Get involved with advising or co-supervising PhD students and visiting fellows
- Help with obtaining funding for their research group
- Collaborate with researchers and research groups both internal and external to the unit
- Begin to formulate a long-term research plan
Applying for a Career Development Fellowship
Applicants for the position of a Career Development Fellowship (CDF) should have completed a PhD in a relevant subject or be due to complete their doctoral studies within 3 to 6 months of applying. Applicants who hold a research-oriented MSc degree and have undertaken at least four years’ appropriate postgraduate research work – such as in medical statistics (but not limited to this) – may be considered. An interest in epidemiology or public health and the potential/ability to carry out epidemiological research, as well as having experience in presenting scientific work, both written and oral, are essential requirements.
Any current CDF vacancies at the MRC Epidemiology Unit will be listed here.
Prospective applicants should contact a Programme Leader or other Research Scientist as appropriate for an informal discussion. See our People page for individual contact details.