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ISMH Hastings Research Fellow

University of Stirling

Location: Stirling
Salary: £35,333 to £42,155 p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th November 2022
Closes: 11th December 2022
Job Ref: FAC01665

The Post

This is a newly established post-doctoral fellowship at the ISMH, University of Stirling. We are seeking a full-time research fellow to work on a portfolio of research in the area of tobacco control, tobacco harm reduction and e-cigarette marketing. This is an exciting opportunity to join a world-leading Institute carrying out high profile public health research on marketing, behaviour change and policies to prevent non-communicable diseases. The post-holder will work in collaboration with the principal investigators. More than one appointment may be made subject to available funding and suitable candidates.

Description of Duties

The successful candidate will provide input across a number of studies funded by National Institute for Health and Care Research, Cancer Research UK, and Department of Health and Social Care, for example:

  • a trial exploring the effects of e-cigarettes compared with usual care for quitting smoking when offered at homeless centres, including process evaluation of the trial;
  • a study exploring young people’s responses to e-cigarettes and other nicotine containing products and their marketing;
  • a study testing the optimal design of tobacco pack inserts and dissuasive cigarette sticks.

Essential Criteria

Qualifications

  • PhD in a relevant subject (public health or other) or PhD imminent

Knowledge and experience

  • Good knowledge of tobacco control policy, tobacco harm reduction and tobacco/e-cigarette marketing
  • Experience of conducting research with young people and/or vulnerable groups
  • Experience of analysing and synthesising raw qualitative data, preferably within a team

For further information, including a full description of duties, essential criteria and details on how to apply, please see Vacancy details | About | University of Stirling

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