Investigative Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

Job title Investigative Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

Department Department for Health

Salary Starting from £26,715, rising to £32,817

Grade Grade 6

Placed on Tuesday 18 February 2020

Closing date Sunday 08 March 2020

Interview date Monday 16 March 2020

Reference SB7489


An Investigative Research Assistant is sought to work on the TobaccoTactics website in the Tobacco Control Research Group. The position will focus on researching and writing new material exposing the activities of international tobacco companies, their allies and front groups. It will also require the maintenance and updating of existing content and turning items into outputs for the national and international media and other stakeholders. is a unique resource that summarises research and monitoring findings on the tobacco industry and its allies in an evidence-based and user-friendly format. It is used globally by politicians, civil servants, journalists and advocates. You will be joining at an exciting time, when TobaccoTactics is being integrated into a larger web platform with the ability to present stories and data in a variety of ways.

Your work will have a global audience of politicians, civil servants, journalists and advocates and you will be contributing to the STOP global watchdog on the tobacco industry.

No previous work for or with the tobacco industry and 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, you are therefore asked to declare any current or previous occupational activity with any tobacco company or those receiving financial contributions from the industry, whether gainful or not.

We particularly invite applicants with a background in investigating and or researching corporate political activity, particularly on health or a related subject.

The project

Stopping Tobacco Organisations and Products (STOP) is a global tobacco watchdog, funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, which exposes the tobacco industry's efforts to derail tobacco control. 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.

For further details on the project and other opportunities available, please click here.

This position is initially fixed term until November 2021, and whilst not guaranteed may become open ended. There is the possibility of making this a job share.

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.