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Research Associate (Coordination)

Job title Research Associate (Coordination)

Department Department for Health

Salary Starting from £35,333, rising to £42,155

Grade Grade 7

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2119

Placed on Friday 16 December 2022

Closing date Sunday 12 March 2023

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CH10126

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We are seeking a highly motivated and high performing researcher to join the project team within the thriving Tobacco Control Research Group (TCRG). 

About the role 

The role will be varied and in addition to developing original research the appointee will play a role in developing and implementing systems for better managing and coordinating research across the group. This will include tasks such as tracking the research team’s progress on specific projects and supporting the running of regular research team meetings. 

You, alongside others in TCRG, will also be expected to: 

  • Contribute occasionally to quick turnaround, high impact, research pieces (including contributions to our website focussing on related ‘hot topics’ as they arise;
  • Assist with specialist training in tobacco industry monitoring and research including a week-long in person CPD course and online training;
  • Supervise students working on placements within the research team and to the supervision of PhD students as appropriate.

This role is offered on a full time (36.5 hours per week) permanent basis. 

About you 

  • Be highly organised
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Be able to work effectively within a team
  • Have a flexible approach and be able to work under pressure in a fast-paced dynamic environment.

For informal discussions about the role please contact Allen Gallagher on or Katerina Ray on

Tobacco Control Research at the University of Bath

The Tobacco Control Research Group, one of the University of Bath’s leading research groups, is a multi-disciplinary group directed by Professor Gilmore. Globally recognised for its research on the tobacco industry, it is a dynamic, multidisciplinary, award-winning research group. 

Senior and early career staff alike have received awards for their research and its impacts on policy including from WHO and the Public Health Advocacy Institute. The group is committed to ensuring its work is relevant to policy and practice and has secured impacts from national to global level. 

In 2012, the TCRG established an innovative knowledge exchange platform, which now attracts up to 60,000-page hits per day with users drawn from across the world including politicians, civil servants, journalists and activists.

Since 2018, the TCRG has been the research partner in STOP, a global tobacco industry watchdog funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies and is now a key part of a broader university initiative, the Bath Beacon for 21st Century Public Health; part of the University’s growing focus on health research.

What we can offer you:

We are an equal opportunities employer and have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award

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 leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require. 

We offer:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme;
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance;
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce; 
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.

a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for. Please visit the following webpages for more information:

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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Update to our application process

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.