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Research Fellow (Fixed Term)

Job title Research Fellow (Fixed Term)

Department Department for Health

Salary Starting from £42,149, rising to £50,296

Grade Grade 8

Placed on Thursday 11 November 2021

Closing date Sunday 05 December 2021

Interview date Monday 13 December 2021

Reference CH8872

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We are seeking an expert and highly motivated researcher to join the thriving Tobacco Control Research Group (TCRG) and lead research on the tobacco industry and more broadly on commercial determinants of health. You will develop, coordinate and contribute to new and ongoing research projects relevant to STOP which may include: 

  • Understanding industry influence on policy at global, regional and national levels: analysing trends and emerging patterns of corporate political activity and their potential impact
  • Corporate influence on conduct, interpretation and reach of science 
  • Tobacco industry interests in harm reduction and the development and marketing of tobacco and new nicotine products, including critically examining tobacco industry targeting of vulnerable groups and circumvention of legislation
  • Compiling evidence on effective practices aiming to identify the specific types of research and knowledge translation most likely to enable policy change in this field 

Our research is highly applied and as such, working within your areas of research, you will ensure findings can be applied to practice, for example by developing resources for advocates and stakeholders to address and counter industry interference, and systems for in-country data collection, with a focus on lower- and middle-income countries. You will actively disseminate research findings including working with the press. 

You will be expected to lead research in your area, developing and supporting colleagues in the research team and also line managing research staff and supervising PhD students, where appropriate.

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 (currently homeworking) 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 Tom Hird trh45@bath.ac.uk or Dr Alice Fabbri af987@bath.ac.uk or bath@exposetobacco.org 

The Department for Health is dedicated to providing a supportive and inclusive environment for our staff and students. We hold a Bronze Athena SWAN award in recognition of our ongoing commitment to gender equality. We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity

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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Further details:

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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.