We are seeking to appoint a Research Associate to join a new consortium project entitled, ‘Tackling the root causes upstream of unhealthy urban development’. This is an exciting opportunity to work in the highly policy-relevant area of the urban environment and public health.

The ambitious project is being undertaken by an interdisciplinary consortium of academics across the UK, led by the University of Bristol’s Population Health Sciences department.

On a fixed term contract of 30 months (2.5 years), the successful candidate will be responsible for undertaking relevant literature reviews, contributing to a policy systems mapping exercise, and researching, arranging, coding and analysing interviews with civil servants and other policymakers, primarily but not exclusively in central government.

The position is based in the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) at the University of Bath, line-managed by Director of the IPR, Professor Nick Pearce.

The successful candidate will have a doctorate in a relevant field and strong research skills, as well as experience of research on public policy in the UK context.

The closing date for applications is 25 September.