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Research Assistant/Associate

University of Glasgow - School of Health & Wellbeing

Location: Glasgow
Salary: £32,332 to £44,263 per annum. Grade 6/7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 5th February 2024
Closes: 27th February 2024
Job Ref: 138531

Salary: Grade 6/7, £32,332 - £36,024/£39,347 - £44,263 per annum 

College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences

We have an exciting opportunity for a Research Assistant/Associate to contribute/make a leading contribution to a programme of social network and complex intervention research led by Professor Sharon Simpson.

The role will be based within the Complexity in Health Improvement Programme of the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit (SPHSU).

The postholder will be mainly working on is the ASSIST Global trial. This trial is testing the feasibility and acceptability of a ‘peer led’ smoking prevention intervention for young people in three countries – China, Indonesia and the Philippines.

The successful candidate will have skills in Social Network Analysis (SNA) and will apply these skills to quantitative modelling of school social networks in the Assist trial. In particular, you will use methods from social network analysis to map the structure of friendship networks within the study, assess the network embeddedness of peer leaders, and model longitudinal changes in social networks and smoking behavior over the course of the social network intervention.

The successful candidate will lead on writing publications, support project development as needed, and contribute to the wider objectives of the Complexity programme.

This position is full-time and fixed term until 30 April 2025.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor Sharon Simpson Sharon.Simpson@glasgow.ac.uk

For the full job description and to apply online please click on the ‘Apply’ button above

We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/ 

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