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Research Associate - Senior Research Associate

University of Bristol - Policy Studies

Location: Bristol
Salary: £35,333 to £44,737 per annum, Grade I / Grade J (pro rata if part-time)
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 20th January 2023
Closes: 2nd February 2023
Job Ref: ACAD106601

The role

In the UK, the out-of-home eating sector is growing, however it is unclear to what extent this contributes to people’s overall diet. We are seeking a (Senior) Research Associate, who will lead on and manage the participant recruitment, data collection and analysis of a new survey of out-of-home-eating data in England. The role is central to the success of this new ESRC funded collaboration between the University of Bristol, University of Liverpool and NatCen, which aims to develop public health policies for the out-of-home food sector to improve diet and reduce obesity.

What will you be doing?

You will be

  • Recruiting adult participants in England to take part in an online survey
  • Conducting epidemiological analysis of out-of-home eating in relation to population’s diet
  • Using methods like multilevel modelling to understand the within and between person associations of out-of-home eating with overall diet quality.
  • Enhancing data on food composition of out-of-home foods
  • Writing and successfully publishing articles in high quality peer-reviewed journals
  • Co-ordinating regular meetings with the project team, ensuring adherence to Open Science principles and maintaining accurate and comprehensive records of data analyses.
  • (SRA level) Managing project data for long-term storage and use by other researchers.
  • (SRA level) Contributing substantially to the design of data analyses and processing

You should apply if

You have

  • Experience in diet related research
  • Excellent analytical skills, including experience in using Multilevel Modelling in diet or other subject area
  • Experience of programming in statistical software (R or Stata)
  • A good honours degree (or equivalent) with quantitative statistical methods, such as Epidemiology, or similar.
  • Excellent planning/organisation skills and attention to detail.
  • Willingness to work in line with Open Science principles.
  • (SRA level) Evidence of the ability to lead development of analysis plans.
  • (SRA level) A PhD (or equivalent) using quantitative statistical methods such as Epidemiology, or similar.
  • (SRA level) Evidence of the ability to write academic research articles and publish in high-quality peer-reviewed journals.

Additional information

For informal queries contact:   Zoi Toumpakari, Tel: +44 (0117) 455 4541

Email: Z.Toumpakari@bristol.ac.uk

Salary: £35,333 - 39,745 per annum at Grade I / £39,745 - £44,737 per annum at Grade J (pro rata if part-time)

This advert will close at 23:59 GMT on 02 February 2023

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