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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Job title Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Department Department for Health

Salary Starting from £34,304, rising to £40,927

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Wednesday 10 November 2021

Closing date Sunday 05 December 2021

Interview date Tuesday 14 December 2021

Reference CH8866

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We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join the thriving Tobacco Control Research Group (TCRG) in the Department for Health, supervised by experts in the TCRG, School of Management, and Social and Policy Sciences working on vital research on the tobacco industry and more broadly on commercial determinants of health, which may include:

  • Understanding industry influence on policy at through targeted case studies of corporate political activity
  • Corporate influence on conduct, interpretation and reach of science 
  • Marketing & Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Evaluating the impact of public health policies e.g. policies recommended by the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
  • Industry supply chain & profitability 

The role will also involve developing, implementing, and evaluating knowledge translation materials to ensure our research is widely and effectively communicated and impactful. 

You will also work as part of a rapid response team to provide quick turnaround, high impact, research pieces focussing on related ‘hot topics’ as they arise. You must be able to work flexibly, have a strong team work ethic, and hold the ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced dynamic environment.

STOP

STOP is funded by $15m from Bloomberg Philanthropies, and is a tobacco industry watchdog that aims to deliver policy change. It is a partnership between TCRG, the Global Center for Good Governance in Tobacco Control, Thailand, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Paris, and Vital Strategies, New York. 

As such it brings together global leaders in tobacco industry monitoring and research, advocacy, accountability and communication. This unique combination ensures our research is widely and effectively communicated and has maximum impact.

TCRG leads the tobacco industry monitoring and research arm of the work. With a focus on low and middle income countries, it extends the scale, geographic reach and responsiveness of our previous research. 

Within the University of Bath, the STOP team is based within TCRG and includes staff from different faculties, departments and research centres.

This is a full-time role, for a fixed-term period, expected to be until May 2022 in the first instance.

For enquiries, please contact:

Dr Mateusz Zatonski mzz27@bath.ac.uk or Dr Alice Fabbri af987@bath.ac.uk or bath@exposetobacco.org 

What we can offer you:

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. 

We are:

  • a family friendly workplace 
  • open to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the University. 
  • recognising of the talents of our diverse workforce through an excellent reward package 
  • encouraging of your personal and professional development

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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The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has 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. 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.