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Postdoctoral Research Fellow (maternity cover)

City, University of London - Academic Discipline / Field of Expertise

Location: London
Salary: £38,017 to £54,131 p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 11th October 2021
Closes: 5th November 2021
Job Ref: SHS00049


Founded in 1894, City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 20,000 students (over 40% postgraduate level) from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last decade, City has almost tripled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research. During this period, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university.

City is home to the Centre for Food Policy, a leading interdisciplinary centre dedicated to shaping an effective food system. The Centre for Food Policy is seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellow (maternity cover) to join us for one year to work within the NIHR Obesity Policy Research Unit (OPRU). The post holder will lead, project manage, and conduct policy-oriented research projects related to child obesity working with Professor Corinna Hawkes while line-managing two Research Assistants.


The main duties of the postholder will be to take a lead role in implementing and managing the elements of the OPRU research projects involving qualitative research and policy analysis with a focus on addressing inequities in obesity through improving diets and food systems. The post-holder will be prepared to take a high degree of responsibility for the work, while also collaborating with the project research assistants.

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Person Specification

We are seeking a candidate with a PhD on a topic relevant to public health. Strong methodological, project management and writing skills are essential. Demonstrable skills in qualitative research techniques are required and experience of policy analysis desirable. Experience of methods to co-create policy solutions with participants and engagement with policymakers a plus.

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

City, University of London is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in all its activities, processes, and culture, for our whole community, including staff, students and visitors.

Closing date for applications: 11:59 pm on 5th November 2021

We welcome applications regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, race, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or social class. For more information on our approaches to encouraging an inclusive environment, please see our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Pages.

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