Research Assistant

University of Glasgow - Research Institute of Health and Wellbeing - College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences

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.

Dr Anna Pearce, welcomes informal enquiries from potential applicants to discuss this post. Please e-mail:

This position is full time and has funding until 31 August 2020.

Interviews will be held on 5th February 2018.

To apply online, please refer to

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We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

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