Research Associate (Internal Applicants Only)

Job title Research Associate (Internal Applicants Only)

Department Department for Health

Salary Starting from £33,797, rising to £40,322 Per Annum

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Wednesday 20 May 2020

Closing date Wednesday 03 June 2020

Interview date Thursday 11 June 2020

Reference CF7611


A Research Associate post is available providing research support to this STOP project. We are seeking a highly motivated and high performing researcher to join the project team within the thriving Tobacco Control Research Group. You will be joining a rapidly growing, friendly, and dynamic team of multidisciplinary researchers and academics working at the cutting edge of public health research. 

The role holder will be expected to work flexibly, undertaking research in the area of tobacco supply chains and profitability. 

The role will therefore be varied, providing many opportunities for skills growth and training. However, a core element of the role will include researching, developing and maintaining a database to enable the compiling and sharing of data on the economic arguments made by the tobacco industry in LMICs. You will also take the lead in developing evidence-based materials to counter such arguments. The role holder will also be expected to provide research to support the rapid response team to help them to provide quick turnaround, high impact, research pieces focusing on related ‘hot topics’ as they arise;

This post would suit someone with a background in public health, economics, development studies, politics or sociology. 

We are particularly keen to recruit those with skills in one or more of the following:

  • Social network analysis
  • Process tracing
  • Documentary analysis
  • Content analysis
  • Discourse analysis
  • Policy analysis

The role holder will also be expected to:

  • contribute to specialist training in tobacco industry monitoring and research including a week-long in person CPD course and online training;
  • provide technical support to in-country partners and visiting fellows;
  • contribute to the supervision of students working on placements within the research team and to the supervision of PhD students as appropriate.

The role holder must be an excellent communicator, able to work flexibly, have a strong team work ethic, and be able to work under pressure in a fast-paced dynamic environment. 

This role is fixed term until 30/11/2021. For an informal enquiry about the role please contact

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We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Bronze Athena SWAN award, and we are actively working towards a Silver award. We are a family-friendly University, with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident employer and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.

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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