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Research Assistant/Associate/Fellow (Fixed term)

School of Medicine - Lifespan and Population Health

Location:  UK Other
Salary:  Research Assistant: £29762 to £33348 per annum (pro rata if applicable), depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance
Research Associate/Fellow: £29762 to £44414 per annum (pro rata if applicable), depending on skills and experience (minimum £31406 with PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance
Closing Date:  Tuesday 13 June 2023
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  MED080423X1

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant/Associate/Fellow position available to work in a team that is part of the SPECTRUM consortium, a multi-university, multi-agency research consortium focused on the commercial determinants of health and health inequalities funded by the UK Prevention Research Partnership.  The purpose of this role will be to undertake research contributing to the SPECTRUM work package focussing on the effectiveness of policies, which is led by the University of Nottingham.  

You will be expected to plan and conduct work using appropriate quantitative approaches or methodologies and techniques and will be responsible for writing up your work for publication.  Projects will include assessing the delivery of smoking cessation and alcohol interventions in the NHS, and other projects investigating the effectiveness of policies designed to reduce consumption of unhealthy commodities.  

You will join an established team, working with Dr Tessa Langley and Dr Ilze Bogdanovica, whose main areas of research include tobacco control policy and the evaluation of public health interventions.  You will have opportunities to collaborate with colleagues at other institutions in the SPECTRUM consortium. 

There is one post available and depending on qualifications candidates should apply for the Research Assistant role (degree level) or the Research Fellow role (candidates with a PhD). Title will be ‘Research Associate’ where an appointment is made before PhD is completed). 

This role is fixed term to 30th September 2024. Hours of work are full-time (36.25 hours); however, applications are also welcome from candidates wishing to work part-time (minimum 24 hours per week). Please specify in your application if you wish to work part time and the number of preferred hours. Arrangements for job share would be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Tessa Langley, tel: 0115 8231351 or email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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