Research Associate Position in Public Health/Applied Policy Research at University of Bath (Fixed Term for 12 months)

The University of Bath is seeking to appoint a Research Associate in Public Health/Applied Policy Research based at the University of Bath’s Tobacco Control Research Group within the Department for Health, which is part of the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies (UKCTAS).

The successful applicant will be working on an exciting project, funded by Cancer Research UK, on researching the activities of the tobacco industry, predominantly in the UK but also internationally, as and where necessary. The post-holder will work as part of a small research team and will be expected to contribute to and publish their research in high-impact journals in collaboration with other members of the Tobacco Control Research Group and present their work at conferences and events where relevant. In addition the Research Associate will also write regularly for the University’s widely acclaimed knowledge exchange platform,, helping the research leader ensure the website’s quality, relevance and timeliness. The post holder will have the opportunity to collaborate more broadly with those in the tobacco control field and will help disseminate research information to our stakeholders.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in a relevant subject (e.g. public health, international relations, political and social sciences, business studies, law, and business), or an equivalent professional qualification and significant relevant experience where applicable. The candidate will ideally have a track record in undertaking mixed methods research and must be highly motivated and committed. Experience in effective knowledge exchange and writing for diverse audiences to secure research impact would be advantageous. Ideally you will have experience of undertaking policy related research in tobacco control or a very similar area.

This post is offered as a full-time fixed-term contract for up to 12 months. It may be possible to work part-time (4 days per week).

In addition to the standard application procedure you are also requested to submit a copy of your CV and 2 examples of your written work (ideally, one peer-reviewed publication paper and one non-academic piece intended for a general audience). Please contact Dr Karen Evans-Reeves, for further details.


Salary:  Starting from £32,004, rising to £38,183 pro rata for part time hours as applicable
Placed On:  Wednesday 21 September 2016
Closing Date:  Thursday 20 October 2016
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  DC4311

For more information and to apply click here.


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