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Vacancies

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We advertise a wide range of opportunities in both academic and support roles, with competitive salaries and flexible working opportunities. 

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity among our staff, and offer a stimulating and supportive working environment. 

Please take a look at our current opportunities. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us by email enquiries@sphsu.mrc.ac.uk or phone 0141 353 7500.

Research Assistant
Reference Number: 021630   
Grade: 6    
Position Type : Part Time
Salary Range: £28,098 - £31,604 pro rata
The post-holder will contribute to supporting the Programme Leader in developing research in the Social Relationships and Health Improvement Programme of the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, primarily working on the ‘Bridge it’ randomised controlled trial (RCT). The post-holder will be required to undertake collection, management and analysis of primarily qualitative process evaluation data for the RCT. The post-holder will work with Prof Lisa McDaid, liaising with close colleagues in the Social Relationships & Health Improvement programme and the ‘Bridge it’ RCT team across the UK. Specifically, the job requires expert knowledge in qualitative research and sexual and reproductive health.

The post-holder will be expected to contribute to the effective and timely delivery of the process evaluation, as well as contributing to the development and day to day management of the ‘Bridge it’ RCT process evaluation. The post-holder will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct developing projects on how to affect change and improve health at the community level via community participative and asset-based approaches, as opportunities allow.

This post is part time, it is a Grade 6 post (salary: £28,098 - £31,604 per annum, pro rated to 21 hours per week.). The post reference is 021630 and the closing date is 23rd July. Further information and application details are available here.

Research Assistant
Reference Number: 021442  
Grade: 6
Position Type: Full Time (funding until 30 August 2019)
Salary Range: £28,098 - £31,604 per annum
The post-holder will contribute to the evaluation of a pilot project tackling gender based violence in Scottish Secondary schools (Equally Safe at School). The evaluation will involve interviews, focus groups, observations and administration of student and staff surveys. Specifically, the job requires expert knowledge in qualitative methods, evaluation methods, and gender based violence.

The post-holder will work in a small team led the by the project principal investigators (PI), Kirstin Mitchell and Helen Sweeting of the Social Relationships and Health Improvement and the Understanding and Improving Health within Settings and Organisations programmes of the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow. The post-holder will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project, as opportunities allow. 

This post is full time and has funding until 30 August 2019, it is a Grade 6 post (salary: £28,098 - £31,604 per annum). The post reference is 021442 and the closing date is 9th July. Further information and application details are available here.

Research Assistant/Associate
Reference Number: 020326
Grade: 6/7
Position Type: Full Time (3-year fixed-term appointment)
Salary Range: £28,098 - £31,604/£34,520 - £38,833 per annum
The post holder will work with Professor Alastair Leyland and other members of the Measuring and Analysing Socioeconomic Inequalities in Health programme in the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit. The post involves using Scotland’s outstanding routine data systems to address important questions regarding the health of the Scottish population. The project provides the opportunity to learn about all stages of the research process, from preparing data applications and proposals for funding to analysing data and writing up research for publication. The work will also provide the opportunity to learn and apply advanced analytical techniques appropriate to large datasets and to work with leading researchers in inequalities research. The post holder will lead on data applications in collaboration with researchers in the Unit. On receipt of the data they will take the lead in data analysis, formulating the analysis plan in conjunction with the research team. They will then take the lead in writing up the research for publication, and will participate in any subsequent bids for further funding arising from this work.

The post is full time and is Grade 6/7 with a salary of £28,098 - £31,604/£34,520 - £38,833 per annum, and is a 3-year fixed-term appointment with funding until 31 March 2021. The post reference is 020326, with a closing date of 2nd July 2018. Further post details can be found here.

PA to Unit Director
Reference Number: 021375   
Grade: 5  
Position Type: Full Time (funding until 31 May 2021)  
Salary Range: £21,585 - £25,728  
The postholder will provide high level administrative and executive support to the Director of MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit (SPHSU), Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow and will contribute, as part of a team, to the secretarial and administrative support activities in a way that enhances delivery of the Unit’s strategic vision.

This post is full time and has funding until 31 May 2021, it is a Grade 5 post (salary: £21,585 - £25,728 per annum). The post reference is 021375 and the closing date is 24th June. Further information and application details are available here.

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