Research Assistant in Public Health Evaluation

University of Edinburgh

Based in the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Population Health Sciences, this post offers an exciting opportunity to work with the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy. SCPHRP was established in 2008. It is co-funded by The Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Chief Scientist Office (CSO).

SCPHRP’s vision is to develop Scotland as a leader in public-health intervention research for equitable health improvement through catalysing strong researcher/research-user collaborations that ensure timely, robust, policy relevant research that is created with – and used by - key decision-makers.

SCPHRP is seeking a dynamic research assistant with experience of a range of research methodologies, ideally including evaluation methodology. The post holder will work with the Lead for Evaluation Research at SCPHRP (Dr Ruth Jepson).

This is a newly created post, and an exciting opportunity for those who want to develop skills in public health evaluation research that is relevant to policy makers and practitioners. The post-holder will have the opportunity to mix with a range of stakeholders and understand how public health interventions need to take account of the context in which they are to be implemented.

Applicants must have at least an MSc in Public Health or equivalent professional qualification and/or experience; understanding of public health evaluation and experience in at least one data collection commonly used in evaluation (qualitative or quantitative).

The post is Fixed Term until 2018.

Please include your CV and a supporting statement with details of how you meet the knowledge, skills and experience required for this post.

Please contact Dr Ruth Jepson ( for more information.

For more information and to submit an application, please use the ‘apply’ button below.

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