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Position: Research Associate
Institution: University of Bath
Department: Department for Health
Location: Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom
Duties: Conduct individual and/or collaborative research projects. Contribute to the design and execution of the project e.g. timetabling and meeting project milestones; participating in regular discussions with collaborative partners. Generate, collect and analyse existing data related to the project using qualitative and/or quantitative techniques. On occasion, work as part of a rapid response team to provide quick turnaround, high impact, research pieces focussing on related ‘hot topics’ as they arise. Contribute to a specialist teaching and training (in person and online) in tobacco industry monitoring and research and provide technical support to in-country partners and visiting fellows
Requirements: A PhD degree (or shortly to be awarded) in subject area of direct relevance for the project, or equivalent significant relevant experience and professional qualification. Demonstrate significant depth and breadth of specialist knowledge of subject matter to contribute to research programmes and to the development of departmental research activities. Demonstrate awareness of latest developments in the field of research and in research design. Demonstrate potential to publish in high quality, peer reviewed journals. Ability to organise and prioritise own workload to meet required deadlines. Ability to write research reports and to effectively disseminate outcomes. Excellent oral, interpersonal and written communication skills. Proficiency in appropriate techniques (as appropriate to discipline). Proficiency in IT skills (as appropriate to discipline). Ability to work flexibly, with a strong team work ethic. Ability to work to strict deadlines and under pressure, in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Commitment to working within professional and ethical codes of conduct. Innovation and developing creative solutions. Commitment to excellence in research. Enthusiasm and self-motivation. Tenacity – working to achieve own and team objectives and to overcome obstacles. Ability to be an effective team worker. Commitment to safe working practices
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Accept Cookies Research Associate (fixed term) Job title Research Associate (fixed term) Department Department for Health Salary Starting from £33,199, rising to £39,609 Grade Grade 7 Placed on Wednesday 28 November 2018 Closing date Wednesday 02 January 2019 Interview date See advert Reference SJ6322 Apply Online Share Join our internationally recognised Tobacco Control Research Group at the University of Bath We are seeking three highly motivated and high performing researchers to join the project team within the thriving Tobacco Control Research Group. You will be the primary researchers working across four topic areas with a particular focus on the first two and exact roles adapted to suit candidates’ interests, skills and background: POLICY INFLUENCE: critically examining tobacco industry influence on policy at global, regional and national level and ways to address this. CORPORATE AND PRODUCT MARKETING: examination of product and corporate marketing and public relations practices including corporate social responsibility and harm reduction initiatives, the development and promotion of new products and compliance with legislation. TAX, PRICE, PROFIT: examining tobacco industry influence on tobacco tax tobacco industry pricing strategies and profitability. ECONOMICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN: research on tobacco industry supply chains, the veracity of tobacco industry economic arguments, the treatment of tobacco farmers and impacts of tobacco control on tobacco farmers. The roles will be varied and will include developing tools to enable data collection by in-country partners to examine the above issues, and developing, implementing and evaluating evidence-based tools for predicting and countering tobacco industry interference. These posts would suit those with a background in public health, economics, development studies, policy analysis, marketing, and the social sciences. We are particularly interested to hear from individuals with experience in either qualitative and quantitative analysis including one or more of the following: Social network analysis Process tracing Documentary analysis Supply chain analysis Content analysis Discourse analysis Policy analysis Big Data - Crowd sourcing You 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. You 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 You must be willing to travel regularly within the UK, Europe and internationally. The project The Stop Tobacco Organisations & Products (STOP) project is an innovative $15m project funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies , aimed at developing a tobacco industry watchdog to deliver policy change. 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 please click here 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 Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (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. This position is initially fixed term until November 2021, and whilst not guaranteed may become open ended. Interviews will be held 16th - 25th January 2019. For any informal enquiries about this position please contact Email details to a friend Further details: Job Description & Person Specification Terms of Employment 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. © University of Bath 2018 Frequently Asked Questions Terms of Use Contact Us Cookies Suggest an improvement
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