Research Assistant Position Availaible @ Institute for Social Marketing – University of Stirling

A vacancy has arisen for a Research Assistant to join the Institute for Social Marketing, part of the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies, to work on a number of projects focusing on tackling alcohol-related harm. This is a fixed term position for a period of eight months. The post-holder will be based at the University of Stirling, but much of the work can be completed remotely by agreement.
jobThe postholder will assist in a Cancer Research UK funded project to assess the feasibility and value of a tool for analysing and monitoring politicians’ understanding of alcohol-related cancer-risks, alcohol problems and policy positions relating to alcohol. 
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#7cancers campaign raising awareness of alcohol related harm!

In the latter part of June, Balance North East launched a four-week campaign highlighting the links between alcohol and cancer.

The campaign focuses on the links between alcohol and seven different types of cancer:
• Pharyngeal (upper throat)
• Mouth
• Oesophageal (food pipe)
• Laryngeal (voice box)
• Bowel
• Breast
• Liver

The #7cancers campaign features TV advertising, media relations, digital and social media activity.

Over 800,000 people in the North East are drinking above the daily recommended limits and increasing their risk of developing seven types of cancer.

Visit their Facebook page or check out www.reducemyrisk.tv to find out more.

You don’t need to be a heavy drinker to be at risk of the harms associated with alcohol. Drinking a pint of beer or a standard glass of wine every day can increase the risk of seven types of cancer.

Cancer Prevention Fellowship – CRUK

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This Fellowship funds outstanding postdoctoral researchers and health care professionals to research changes that can prevent people getting cancer.

Applications are considered on the basis of:

  • academic achievements to date and future potential,
  • scientific merit, novelty and potential for translation of the research proposal,
  • research environment provided by the sponsoring department.

Applicants should have:

  • at the time of submitting the application, between three and five years of research experience since completing a PhD (or equivalent higher research degree),
  • an excellent track record in previous postdoctoral position(s).

We expect successful Fellows to:

  • Engage with the overall Cancer Prevention Initiative, working alongside CRUK’s Policy Research Centre for Prevention, and/or involvement with the Innovation Fund scheme.
  • Have a clear training and development plan for the duration of the Fellowship, which demonstrates how skills and knowledge will have increased by the end of the Fellowship.
  • Have a clear plan as to how they will increase their collaborations and scientific networks – including outside of their immediate research field – over the course of the Fellowship. This may be through time spent working in other research groups, or remote collaboration.