Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Job title Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Department Department for Health

Salary Starting from £33,199, rising to £39,609

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Monday 22 October 2018

Closing date Thursday 22 November 2018

Interview date Monday 17 December 2018

Reference MS6250


We are seeking an organised and self-motivated Research Associate to support and extend our research into the prevention of childhood obesity. The post holder will take a leading role in coordinating and working with multi-disciplinary teams, including non-academic partners, with the aim of delivering research with the potential for tangible impact.

Day to day activities will involve running research projects, data analysis and the preparation of research papers for publication in addition to contributing to the development and writing of grant applications. The appointment is not attached to a single project, but will span research activities across the department allowing the post holder to contribute to the development of future research studies in addition to working on those already underway. The fixed term post is available until 31st July 2021, providing an exciting opportunity to see projects through from their initiation to completion, and allowing time to benefit from the available training and mentoring at the University of Bath and develop broader research and project management expertise. 

Applicants from a range of relevant backgrounds are encouraged to apply, but the successful applicant will require a sound understanding of behavioural science and ideally experience in its implementation in a relevant setting. The successful applicant will be part of the Centre for Motivation and Health Behaviour Change at the University of Bath, working closely with Dr Fiona Gillison. The Department for Health and the University of Bath are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive working environment. This is a full-time role but we would consider part-time working, job share or secondment on request. 

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Dr Fiona Gillison (

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:
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