Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Research Assistant
Vacancy Ref: 018031
Salary: Grade 6 (£28,098 - £31,604 per annum)
Contract length: until 31 August 2020
FTE: full-time
We are looking for a Research Assistant to join the Measuring and Analysing Socioeconomic Inequalities in Health Programme within the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow. The post-holder will support the principal investigator, Dr Anna Pearce, in the development and execution of a new research project which seeks to document socio-economic differences in children’s health in cohort and administrative data (in Scotland and the UK more widely) and examine policy options for their reduction. This post offers a fantastic opportunity for someone with a strong quantitative background and a keen interest in the social determinants of health to gain research experience at a leading research establishment, with the view to developing a career in the field of social and public health research. The post-holder will be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and funding proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project, as opportunities allow. Formal and on-the-job training will be provided, including in transferable skills such as team working, academic paper writing, and communication of findings to a range of audiences. There will be some flexibility to adapt the post according to interests and expertise and to work with other colleagues in the Measuring and Analysing Socioeconomic Inequalities in Health programme. Anna Pearce welcomes informal enquiries from potential applicants to discuss this post.

This is a full-time, Grade 6 role with funding until 31 August 2020 and salary in the region of £28,098 - £31,604 per annum. Further details are available here. The job reference is 018031 and the closing date for applications is 7th January 2018.

 

Research Associate
Vacancy Ref: 018906
Salary: Grade 7 (£34,520 - £38,833 per annum)
Contract length: until 31st March 2020
FTE: full-time
The MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit is seeking a Research Associate to join the Measurement and Analysis of Socio-economic Inequalities in Health programme and make a leading contribution to the NIHR Global Health Research Group on Social Policy and Health Inequalities (SPHI) project. The SPHI utilises and enhances the 100 million cohort in Brazil to understand health inequalities and evaluate social policies using a natural experiment approach. The postholder will be expected to manage and direct this project in conjunction with the Principal Investigator, creating a deprivation index for Brazil and using this to conduct an evaluation of ‘Bolsa Familia’ social protection policy in Brazil, as well conducting, managing and publishing research in the areas of global health inequalities.

This is a full-time, Grade 7 role with a salary in the region of £34,520 - £38,833, available until 31st March 2020. Further details are available here. The vacancy reference is 018906 and the closing date for applications is 7th January 2018.



Research Associate
Vacancy Ref: 018397
Salary: Grade 7 (£34,520 - £38,833 per annum)
Contract length: funded for up to 12 months
FTE: full-time
The MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit is seeking a Research Associate to assist in leading the ‘Understanding the mental health and wellbeing needs of the Scottish Police Workforce’ project, a qualitative study with the Police Service of Scotland (PSoS). The project is designed to assess and understand staff mental health needs, identify knowledge gaps for further research, and lay the groundwork for the development and implementation of policies, additional support, and a workplace intervention for officer wellbeing. The postholder will conduct qualitative research; manage and publish research in the area of understanding the mental health needs of PSoS, understanding the operational and cultural constraints and opportunities for the implementation of a workplace intervention and investigating the best way to deliver an intervention to maximise staff wellbeing.

This is a full-time, Grade 7 role with a salary in the region of £34,520 - £38,833 per annum, funded for up to 12 months. Further details are available here. The vacancy reference is 018397 and the closing date for applications is 7th January 2018.

 

Engagement and Communications Officer
Vacancy Ref: 019430
Salary: Grade 6, £28,098 - £31,604 per annum pro rata
Contract length: funding until 31st July 2019
FTE: full time, part time (28 hours per week)

This post will be based at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit (SPHSU), University of Glasgow. The aim of the Unit is to improve human health and wellbeing via the study of social, behavioural, economic, cultural and environmental influences on health. This is an important, exciting time to be joining the Unit as it strengthens ways to communicate and disseminate its leading research with funders, stakeholders and the public, demonstrating the impact of evidence-led interventions and policies. The Engagement and Communications Officer will be responsible for the operational delivery of many of the Unit’s key communications and engagement channels and use these to demonstrate the value and insight of the research undertaken.

This position is full time (35 hours per week), however applications for part time (28 hours per week) will be considered. The post  has funding until 31 July 2019. Further details are available here - the vacancy reference is 019430. The closing date for applications is 13th December.

 

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