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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 Associate: 073167

Reference Number: 073167
Grade: 7
Position type: Full time
Contract: Until 1st February 2024 in the first instance
Closing date: 31st January 2022

Job Purpose

To make a leading contribution to evidence synthesis-based research at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit. The successful candidate will be expected to lead the conduct of systematic reviews, at all stages from specification of research questions through to publication, and to support other researchers at the Unit who are undertaking reviews, either as standalone studies or as components of wider projects. The postholder will also deliver training in systematic review methods and contribute to methodological work on evidence synthesis. Experience of conducting systematic reviews of trials is essential, while experience of reviews of non-randomised studies of interventions would be desirable.

To apply visit the University of Glasgow Jobs portal and search with vacancy reference 073167.

Project Manager: 076187

Reference number: 076187
Grade: 7
Position type: Full time
Fixed term: Until 24th April 2023
Closing date: 31st January 2022

Job Purpose

This role represents an exciting opportunity to provide high level and specialist project management and administrative service to the Thriving Cities Portrait Project. Based in the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit but with close ties to the Centre for Sustainable Solutions, the project will involve working with an interdisciplinary team of environmental, health and social scientists across the University, Glasgow City Council, C40 Cities and partners from the private and voluntary sectors to create a Thriving Cities Portrait for Glasgow. The role will involve coordinating and running meetings and workshops with a wide range of stakeholders and communities to generate insights that will inform the City Portrait, with the support and input of the larger, interdisciplinary research team. The postholder will be expected to develop relationships with policy actors from different policy sectors, as well as key public and private sector stakeholders. The successful candidate will have significant experience in providing a full range of project management functions, including stakeholder management, higher-level administrative services and multi-site team coordination for higher education, government and/or Third Sector projects involving co-production and participatory approaches. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team are requirements for the job.

To view the full details and to apply, visit the University of Glasgow Jobs portal and search with vacancy reference 076187.

Research Assistant: 076409

Reference Number: 076409
Grade: 6
Position type: Full time
Funding: 2 years
Closing date: 4th February 2022

Job Purpose

To make a leading contribution to statistical analysis capacity at the  MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit (SPHSU). The successful candidate will be expected to support researchers at the Unit who have a requirement for statistical analysis, either as standalone studies or as components of wider projects. The postholder will undertake statistical analysis on specific projects and will have the opportunity to contribute to methodological work in the Unit.
 
At the SPSHU we work to understand how different factors – social, behavioural, economic, political and environmental – affect the health and wellbeing of people and populations. We want to know why these factors affect people differently, and to identify the best ways to improve health and to reduce inequalities. The postholder will be part of a group who work across SPHSU programmes of research with expertise in statistics and quantitative data analysis and will be supervised by a senior academic lead from the Unit. This post provides an excellent opportunity to gain experience of a range of statistical methods and applications in a range of projects in population health research.
 
The postholder will be an engaged and ambitious quantitative researcher with experience in contributing statistical input to research projects.

To view the full details and to apply, visit the University of Glasgow Jobs portal and search with vacancy reference 076409.

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