Research Fellow (Fixed Term)

Job title Research Fellow (Fixed Term)

Department Department for Health

Salary Starting from £41,526, rising to £49,553

Grade Grade 8

Placed on Tuesday 04 February 2020

Closing date Sunday 08 March 2020

Interview date Monday 16 March 2020

Reference SB7455


The role

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

  • the development and marketing of tobacco and new nicotine products, including critically examining tobacco industry targeting of vulnerable groups and circumvention of legislation; and/or
  • tobacco industry interests in harm reduction; and/or
  • tobacco industry influence on public health policy at global, regional and national levels

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 tobacco control advocates and stakeholders to address and counter tobacco 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.

You will contribute to a one week training programme in tobacco industry monitoring and research run annually. 

You will ensure the conduct of high quality research and secure funding via research grants and/or fellowship applications

The STOP project

The Stop Tobacco Organisations & Products (STOP) project is an innovative $15m project funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, aimed at developing a tobacco industry watchdog to deliver policy change. It is a partnership between the Tobacco Control Research Group at the University of Bath, 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 the global leaders in in tobacco industry monitoring and research, advocacy, accountability and communication. This unique combination will help ensure our research is widely and effectively communicated and maximally impactful.

We are leading the tobacco industry monitoring and research arm of the work. With a focus on low and middle income countries, we are extending the scale, geographic reach and responsiveness of our current research. 

Within the University of Bath, the STOP team will be based within the Tobacco Control Research Group and include staff from different faculties, departments and research centres including.

This is a fixed term, full-time post until November 2021.

If you have any queries, please contact Please upload your CV with your application.

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.