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Research Assistant/Associate

University of Glasgow - College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences - School of Health & Wellbeing

Location: Glasgow
Salary: Grade 6/7, £32,332 - £36,024/£39,347 - £44,263 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 6th February 2024
Closes: 27th February 2024
Job Ref: 138871

We have an exciting opportunity for a Research Assistant/Associate to contribute to/make a leading contribution to the Relationships and Health programme in the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, working with Dr. Mark McCann.

The successful candidate will have exceptional skills in Social Network Analysis (SNA), including the application of SNA to existing datasets.

They will use SNA to understand and explore complex system structures and assess how network structures relate to individual health and healthy social systems. In particular, the candidate will:

  • Explore the co-occurrence of health and social conditions based on linking hospital records, prescription information, toxicology and other records among people experiencing a drug related death in Scotland.
  • Examine the structure of a range of participatory systems workshop artefacts, for example: stakeholder collaboration networks and causal loop diagrams / system maps relating to drug deaths, obesity prevention, physical activity and social connectedness, and healthy ageing.

The successful candidate will write publications, as well as presenting findings to stakeholders in Government and national public health bodies. You will also be expected to contribute to/lead on the development of new research proposals following on from the analysis conducted as part of this post. Additionally, you will support the wider mission of the team in areas such as schools’ health, longitudinal network analysis, and simulation modelling.

This position is available on a full-time basis and is funded until 31st March 2025.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr. Mark McCann Mark.McCann@glasgow.ac.uk

For the full job description and to apply online: my.corehr.com/pls/uogrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=138871

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 www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity.

We endorse the principles of Athena Swan www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/athenaswan and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.

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