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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

Job title Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

Department Department for Health

Salary Starting from £28,929, rising to £35,308

Grade Grade 6

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2119

Placed on Friday 17 March 2023

Closing date Sunday 02 April 2023

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CH10444

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A Research Assistant post is available to participate in STOP deliverables. 

You will be joining a friendly and dynamic team of multidisciplinary researchers and academics working at the cutting edge of public health research. 

About the role 

This is a varied position, providing many opportunities for skills growth and training. However, core elements of the role will include creating an index for tracking data collection and collecting data for a project exploring corporate use of language, reviewing questionnaire/survey data, and playing a supporting role in the delivery of workshops at the University of Bath. 

This role is offered on a full time (36.5 hours per week) fixed term basis with an expected end date of 02/10/2023 to cover for maternity. 

About you 

  • Have relevant experience using Microsoft Excel or comparable programs.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • Ideally prior research experience.

Experience of using corpus linguistic software (eg. SketchEngine), would be desirable however, is not a requirement.

You must have no previous work for or with the tobacco industry or organisations or individuals financially linked to the tobacco industry. To avoid potential conflicts of interests and to ensure compliance with Article 5.3 of the FCTC, applicants are therefore asked to declare any current or previous occupational activity with any tobacco, e-cigarette, e-liquid or vaping company or those receiving financial contributions from these industries, whether gainful or not.

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. 

In 2012, the TCRG established an innovative knowledge exchange platform, a unique resource, providing rigorous academic research and monitoring data on the tobacco industry and its allies. The site attracts thousands of users from across the world including researchers, policy makers, journalists and advocates.


STOP is a global tobacco industry watchdog whose mission is to expose the tobacco industry tactics that undermine public health. Comprised of a network of academic and public health organisations, STOP researches and monitors the tobacco industry, shares intelligence to counter its tactics, and exposes its misdeeds to a global audience. STOP is funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies as part of the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use (BI).

For informal discussions about the role please contact Allen Gallagher on or Lisa Adlington on

What we can offer you:

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams. 

We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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.

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Visa information

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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.