Research Associate

Job title Research Associate

Department Department for Health

Salary Starting from £33,199, rising to £39,609

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Thursday 01 August 2019

Closing date Sunday 18 August 2019

Interview date Wednesday 18 September 2019

Reference SJ6975


We are seeking a highly motivated and high performing researcher to join the project team within the thriving Tobacco Control Research Group. You will undertake research in the following areas:

  • problems of tax evasion & avoidance including tobacco smuggling, money laundering and transfer pricing
  • the Illicit Trade Protocol
  • examining tobacco industry influence on tobacco tax, tobacco industry pricing strategies and profitability

The role will be varied and in addition to developing research in the above areas will include developing tools to enable data collection by in-country partners to examine the above issues. You will also be developing, implementing and evaluating evidence-based tools for predicting and countering tobacco industry interference.

This post would suit someone with a background in public health, economics, development studies, politics or sociology. We are particularly keen to recruit those with skills in one or more of the following:

  • Social network analysis
  • Process tracing
  • Documentary analysis
  • Content analysis
  • Discourse analysis
  • Policy analysis

The role holder will also be expected to:

  • Contribute to the work of a rapid response team to provide quick turnaround, high impact, research pieces (including contributions to our website focussing on related ‘hot topics’ as they arise;
  • contribute to (and for one researcher, lead) specialist training in tobacco industry monitoring and research including a week-long in person CPD course and online training;
  • provide technical support to in-country partners and visiting fellows;
  • contribute to the supervision of students working on placemements within the research team and to the supervision of PhD students as appropriate.

The role holder must be an excellent communicator, have a strong team work ethic, be able to work flexibly and under pressure in a fast-paced dynamic environment.

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

Further details:
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