Research Associate in Public Health & Policy (Fixed Term)

Job title Research Associate in Public Health & Policy (Fixed Term)

Department Department for Health

Salary Starting from £32,548, rising to £38,833

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Thursday 05 April 2018

Closing date Sunday 22 April 2018

Interview date Thursday 10 May 2018

Reference MS5741


Applied public health/political science/sociology/social policy researcher with interest in the commercial determinants of health required to join the University of Bath's Tobacco Control Research Group:

We are seeking a dynamic team-player with excellent communication skills and an interest in corporate power and influence to join our highly successful research group, a WHO Collaborating Centre. 

Anticipated work might include:

  • Contributing to the development of a model of the commercial determinants of health.
  • Initiating and implementing a project exploring in-country experience of the most effective means of addressing and countering corporate influence on policy.
  • Undertaking relevant literature reviews, documentary and investigative research on corporate policy influence.

Successful candidates will be able to shape the research project(s) and, if appropriate, develop alternative projects. Experience in undertaking and analysing stakeholder interviews and writing research papers is essential. Experience in working with policy-makers and advocates and undertaking documentary or investigative research is desirable.  Candidates must be willing to travel.  

The post would particularly suit those with a background in public health, sociology, political science or social policy.

You will need to submit two examples of written work (preferably peer reviewed papers) with your application.  

Please note this is a fixed term contract for a period of 6 months.

For an informal discussion regarding this position please contact Anna Gilmore ( or Cathy Flower (

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:
The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.