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Research Associate

University of Glasgow - The Institute of Health and Wellbeing

Location: Glasgow
Salary: £35,845 to £40,322 per annum (pro-rata)
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent, Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 20th November 2020
Closes: 5th January 2021
Job Ref: 044466

College of Medicine, Veterinary & Life Sciences

The Institute of Health and Wellbeing at the University of Glasgow are looking to recruit a Research Associate to make a leading contribution to two projects: The first is the ESRC-funded SPARC (Social Practices in Alcohol Research Collaboration) project, a quantitative social science/epidemiological project on stability and change in British drinking culture, working with Professor Petra Meier at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit and a research team mainly based at the Sheffield Alcohol Research Group. SPARC is in its final 9 months and the successful candidate will be expected to be able to hit the ground running by contributing to the analysis of complex repeat cross-sectional market research drinking diary data and the writing research publications exploring the effects of external events such as policy or the pandemic on drinking habits.

The second project will be led by Dr. Michael Green, also at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, and will examine reciprocal relationships between young people’s and other household members’ e-cigarette and tobacco use in Understanding Society.

Please note this position requires Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 (PhD) or alternatively candidates should possess the equivalent in professional qualifications and experience, with experience of personal development in a similar or related role(s).

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Salary will be on the University's Research and Teaching Grade, level 7, £35,845 - £40,322 per annum, pro rata.

This is an open-ended post and is available as 1 FTE with funding available for 16 months in the first instance, or alternatively as a part time 0.8 FTE with funding available for 20 months in the first instance.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

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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 equality.

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