Research Associate – Adolescent Physical Activity Promotion (Fixed Term)

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University of Cambridge – MRC Epidemiology Unit




£28,982 to £37,768


Full Time



11th August 2016

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The MRC Epidemiology Unit/CEDAR is seeking to appoint a post-doctoral Research Associate with an interest and experience in reducing sedentary time and promoting physical activity in adolescents.

The available 3-year post is within the Behavioural Epidemiology Programme, led by Dr Esther van Sluijs, which aims to improve the understanding of how to promote sustained active living in young people. The research area will focus on developing and testing secondary school-based environmental interventions to reduce sedentary time or promote physical activity. The post holder will use quantitative and qualitative research methods to guide intervention development and evaluation. In addition, the post holder will communicate regularly with a variety of stakeholders and members of the public.

Please contact for informal enquiries.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check (enhanced with children’s barred list).

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages.

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