Research Associate in Global Public Health Nutrition

University of Sheffield - School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) Public Health

Contract Type: Fixed-Term until 31 March 2019

Working Pattern: 80% working commitment, days of working to be agreed

Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

Salary: Grade 7

£30,175 to £38,183 per annum (pro-rata), with potential to progress to £41,709 per annum (pro-rata)


Based in ScHARR’s Section of Public Health, you will work across two research projects led by Professor Michelle Holdsworth investigating dietary transitions in African cities. The projects will synthesis existing evidence and generate new evidence that accounts for the environments that people live in to help develop effective strategies to promote healthier diets in African cities.

You will be involved in developing research tools and supporting the collection of qualitative and quantitative data. You will assist in ensuring that all research is conducted in accordance with relevant legislation and within the requirements of research ethics and governance. Other duties will include the preparation and dissemination of the research findings and the opportunity to forge relationships with others in ScHARR, the Universities of Loughborough and Liverpool, as well as academic colleagues overseas in France, Ghana and Kenya.

You should have a good Masters degree in Nutrition, preferably with a focus on nutrition in the global south and ideally be close to completing a PhD in Public Health Nutrition relevant to the global south. Experience of undertaking research in low and middle income country settings and experience of interdisciplinary research methods in nutrition, including assessing dietary intake and drivers of food consumption are also requirements for this post.

You will also be required to travel overseas (particularly African countries) to carry out the research.

This post is fixed-term until 31 March 2019, with a working commitment of 80%, days of working to be agreed.

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