Research Assistant in GIS (STOP Project)

~~Job summary

Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine is one of the leading scientific universities in the world. Imperial’s School of Public Health (ISPH) is an organizational leader in public health research, as evidenced by the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. ISPH hosts two Medical Research Centres including the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health. The project support work will be conducted in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the School of Public Health which has a long and rich tradition of conducting research work of the highest calibre. The MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health brings together scientists from ICL and King’s College and is a world leader in the fields of exposure assessment, large scale epidemiological studies, and molecular epidemiology.

Duties and responsibilities

This is an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified applicant to join a multi-disciplinary research team of environmental health researchers at the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health ( in the School of Public Health, Imperial College, and work on STOP, a recently funded EU H2020 project. STOP (Science & Technology in childhood Obesity Policy (STOP)) is an exciting and innovative project which combines social sciences and molecular medicine in the investigation of obesity in children. It will focus on expanding and consolidating the multi-disciplinary evidence base upon which effective and sustainable policies can be built to prevent and manage childhood obesity and create conditions to translate evidence into policy and impact. The project will identify the critical stages of childhood development which can be efficiently and effectively targeted by interventions. A key focus is on the determinants of childhood obesity including the family environment, dietary habits, physical activity and molecular markers.

Essential requirements

You must have an MSc degree or equivalent in Geographic Information Systems, Exposure Science, Quantitative Geography or a closely related quantitative discipline. You must be able to undertake literature searches and scope the requirements for sophisticated exposure modelling approaches and to contribute to the development of effective methodologies for exposure modelling and assessment, with a particular focus on environmental and social exposures of children. Experience of using GIS to map and analyse environmental, socioeconomic or similar spatial data is essential along with expertise in spatial data linkage and integration of data from different sources.

Further information

This position is a full-time, fixed term contract for 18 months and attracts a salary range of £33,380 - £35,061 per annum depending on experience.

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Reference: MED00891
Date first posted: 22 November 2018
Closing date: 2 January 2019