Research Officer (Hot House) - Public Health and Criminal Justice

Bangor University - Sciences

(Wrexham Campus)

Applications are invited for the above fixed-term, full-time post working in the School of Healthcare Sciences in Wrexham (approximately 12 miles from Mold and Chester). The post is part of a Public Health/Academic collaborative funded by Public Health Wales. The collaborative aims to provide a flexible and efficient applied academic resource for rapid research and evaluation support for Public Health Wales and the wider NHS. This post will focus on providing research support on public health and criminal justice, supporting a major collaboration between Public Health Wales and police and youth justice services in Wales to improve criminal justice responses to vulnerability and adverse childhood experiences. While work will primarily focus on Wales, it is expected to be of international interest and will involve working with international bodies including the World Health Organization. Research will include projects funded by the health service and partners, and those attracting grants from within and outside Wales. Research findings will be communicated through high quality reports and journal publications.

Duties for the post-holder will include planning, conducting, analysing and publishing public health research projects with local and national teams in Public Health Wales. This will require directly undertaking research and evaluation as well as supporting others with the development of their research and related skills. You will work collaboratively with individuals within the University, in Public Health Wales and across other Universities and public sector organisations as well as with international bodies.

Candidates should be educated to post-graduate standard (or equivalent) in a health, public health, criminal justice, or other scientific, psychological or sociological subject. Experience of playing a key role in a major research project, specialist knowledge in research applied to health and excellent written communication skills are essential. The successful applicant is expected to be highly proficient in qualitative and quantitative analysis, a range of data collection methods and research related software.

The successful candidate will be expected to commence as soon as possible and the post is available until 31st March, 2020.

Applications will only be accepted via our on-line recruitment website, jobs.bangor.ac.uk. However, in cases of access issues due to disability, paper application forms are available by telephoning 01248 383865.

Closing date for applications: 16th May, 2018.

For informal enquiries, please contact, at Bangor University, Professor Christopher R. Burton (01248 382556) c.burton@bangor.ac.uk and for Public Health Wales contact Professor Mark Bellis (02920 104462) m.a.bellis@bangor.ac.uk or Professor Karen Hughes (01978 318413) k.e.hughes@bangor.ac.uk.

Committed To Equal Opportunities

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