Join our internationally recognised Tobacco Control Research Group

We’re recruiting new roles to support our work with international partners to expose the tactics of the tobacco industry.

Help us expose the tactics of the tobacco industry

We're recruiting for new academic and professional staff roles to support our work researching and exposing the tactics of the tobacco industry.

The Stopping Tobacco Organisations and Products (STOP) is a brand new global tobacco industry watchdog based partly in the University of Bath alongside our partners:

STOP brings together the global leaders in tobacco industry monitoring and research, advocacy, accountability and communication. This unique combination will help ensure our research is widely and effectively communicated and maximally impactful.

This new watchdog, funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, will build on the successful research of the University of Bath's Tobacco Control Research Group including its TobaccoTactics website. With focus on low and middle income countries, we will be extending the scale, geographic reach and responsiveness of our research.

You will join our Tobacco Control Research Group. We're globally recognised for our research on the tobacco industry. We're a dynamic, multidisciplinary research group, based in the Department for Health. You will also benefit from close collaboration with the School of Management and the Department of Social & Policy Sciences within the University as well as with our dynamic project partners.

Available roles

We have several roles available.

Professional roles

Project Administrator (two roles): Grade 6

The Project Administrator provides administrative support for the set-up and development of the STOP Project. One role will focus on supporting the project work at the University of Bath, the other will support the coordination of the project across the project partners.

Project Manager (Coordination): Grade 8

The Project Manager will work together with the international project partners to manage and facilitate coordination of this high-profile project.

Marketing & Communications Officer: Grade 7

The Marketing & Communications Officer will enhance and promote the profile of this project to internal and external audiences.

Managing Editor of Grade 8

The Managing Editor of provides editorial oversight of the TobaccoTactics website and be responsible for the day-to-day management of work underpinning its production.

Academic and research roles

Research Director: Grade 9

The Research Director will develop the research, lead the research team and represent the research team to the stakeholders.

Research Assistant TobaccoTactics (two roles): Grade 6

The Research Assistant TobaccoTactics plays a key role in maintaining and editing the TobaccoTactics website.

Research Assistant: Grade 6

The Research Assistant provides research support to a number of academic leads in the research team and to the rapid response team.

Research Associate (three roles): Grade 7

Research Associates play a key role in policy relevant research on the tobacco industry. We are keen to attract those with research and skills in one or more of the following:

  • social network analysis
  • process tracing
  • documentary analysis
  • supply chain analysis
  • content analysis
  • discourse analysis
  • policy analysis
  • Big Data
  • crowd sourcing

Research Associate (Data Science): Grade 7

The Research Associate (Data Science) harnesses digital methods for exploring big data to answer important research questions on tobacco industry activity.

Research Fellow: Grade 8

The Research Fellow leads on the Preventing Policy Influence research topic, critically examines tobacco industry influence on policy (both public health and upstream policies) at global, regional and national levels.

Rapid Engaged Action lead (REACT) Lead: Grade 7

The Rapid Engaged Action lead (REACT) leads the research side of our rapid response service. Depending on your qualifications, this may be a Professional role.


Apply for one of our roles.

You can apply for these roles through the University's job vacancy listing.

Your application must include a completed application form and some roles will require examples of your work.

Conflict of interest

To avoid a potential conflict of interest, you will be asked to declare:

  • any current or previous occupational activity with any tobacco company
  • any financial contributions from the industry, whether gainful or not

Stopping Tobacco Organisations and Products (STOP)

STOP is a brand new global tobacco industry watchdog based partly in Bath which works to accelerate tobacco control and expose tobacco industry tactics.

A businessman being offered a package in a brown envelope

Seven million people die from tobacco-related causes every year, yet the tobacco industry continues to market and advertise its products including by increasingly targeting low to middle income countries. By exposing the deceptive practices deployed by Big Tobacco companies, STOP will seek to challenge that.

We're expanding our ambitious team

Professor Anna Gilmore explains why you should apply to join our research team the University of Bath.

Be part of our well recognised Tobacco Control Research Group

If successful, you will join the University of Bath's leading Tobacco Control Research Group.

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Our multidisciplinary Tobacco Control Research Group is directed by Professor Anna Gilmore.

Research from the group focuses on 3 main areas:

We're committed to ensuring work is relevant to policy and practice and has secured impacts from the UK to a global level.

We're part of the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies (UKCTAS), one of five UK Centres for Public Health Excellence, funded by the UK Clinical Research Collaboration.


Our groundbreaking database TobaccoTactics, is a unique academic resource that monitors the tobacco industry and its allies. This unparalleled resource now contains 777 profiles of individuals and organisations with tobacco industry links.


Our work is globally recognised. Senior and early career staff have received awards for their research and its impacts on policy including from World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Public Health Advocacy Institute.

An active research environment

The Tobacco Control Research Group is based in our Department for Health. The Department is well regarded for research excellence and inclusivity.

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Contact us

If you have any questions about these roles, then contact our Tobacco Control Research Group.