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Research Associate in Public Health (Preconception Health)

University of Bristol - Bristol Medical School

Location: Bristol
Salary: £35,333 to £39,745 per annum (Grade I, Pathway 2)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 23rd September 2022
Closes: 6th October 2022
Job Ref: ACAD106350

The role

Research Associate in Public Health (Preconception Health) working in the Centre for Public Health in the Bristol Medical School, Department of Population Health Sciences (Faculty of Health Sciences).

What will you be doing?

We are seeking a Research Associate to contribute to a programme of work on preconception health. The post holder will undertake preparatory work (literature reviews, data analysis, consultation and PPI work) to write public health research grant applications, with Dr Ruth Kipping, to develop and evaluate interventions to improve preconception health. This post requires someone with mixed methods expertise in preconception health, publications in preconception health and experience or knowledge of intervention development.

You should apply if

You have:

  • Experience of literature review methodology
  • Knowledge of qualitative research methods and / or epidemiology and statistics applied to preconception health
  • Knowledge of public health priorities for preconception health in the UK
  • Competence with Word and using the internet for research purposes
  • Experience of undertaking a research project on preconception health
  • Experience of writing and/ or publishing papers on preconception health commensurate with a post at this level
  • Experience of presenting at seminars, workshops, conferences or other similar forums on preconception health
  • Good first degree in a relevant discipline such as psychology, sociology, social geography, social statistics, epidemiology or environmental science
  • MSc in Public Health or a related discipline at merit or distinction level (or close to completion)
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Good time management skills and ability to work to deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively to academic and lay audiences
  • Experience of managing own workload and taking responsibility for projects
  • Interest in preconception health research

Career progression commensurate with experience and demonstrable potential to become an independent public health researcher in this field.

Additional information

Contract type: Open ended with fixed term funding from 1st February 2023 to 30 September 2023

Work pattern: Full Time / 1.0FTE

Shift pattern: 35 Hours / Week

This advert will close at 23:59 GMT on 06/10/2022

We seek to attract, develop, and retain individuals from the widest possible talent pool and the broadest possible range of backgrounds.  We are committed to building an inclusive working environment where all colleagues can thrive and reach their full potential. We particularly welcome applications from Black African, Black Caribbean and other minority ethnic groups, as they are currently under-represented across our university.

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