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Professor/Associate Professor in Behavioural Science and Health

Contract: Open Ended
Location: Institute for Social Marketing (ISM)
Department: Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport
Job Reference: FAC00774
Salary Range: Grade 9/10

Closing date: 16-Jul-2017

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The postholder will play a key role in contributing to the Institute of Social Marketing and the Faculty’s strategic direction. The successful candidate will work with the Director of ISM, Professor Linda Bauld, and the Dean of the Faculty, Professor Jayne Donaldson, to implement the shared strategic vision and the plans necessary to attain the Institute’s and Faculty’s strategic goals. Providing leadership in academic matters, promoting continuous improvement in research performance and external funding, quality enhancement of teaching and learning, and knowledge transfer will be key requirements.

Responsibilities will be assigned by the Dean of the Faculty in consultation with the Director of ISM but will include:

Provide research leadership within the Institute and the Faculty, and in cross institutional collaborations.
Lead collaborative applications for external research funding, focusing on large scale projects.
Undertake research leading to publication in keeping with the Faculty’s research strategy.
Enhance the external profile of the Faculty and the University.
Develop doctoral provision in behavioural science and related areas, and to attract additional doctoral students and studentship funding.
Undertake teaching on the Faculty’s programmes, as appropriate.
Supervise student dissertations at masters and doctoral levels.
Contribute to Faculty initiatives as requested by the Dean of Faculty.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Professor Linda Bauld on 01786 467 347 or 07714 213 372. Email:

PhD Studentship

Hosted by: Centre for Diet & Activity Research (CEDAR)
Contract: Full Time
Funded by: PHE & ESRC
Department: MRC Epidemiology Unit

Closing date: 07/06/2017

Interviews: 20/06/2017

For more information about this role and to apply click on the link below

The impact of the UK Soft Drinks Industry Levy on the extent and nature of soft drinks marketing in the UK

A PhD studentship is available in the Centre for Diet & Activity Research (CEDAR) at the MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge. The studentship will focus on exploring the impact of the planned UK Soft Drinks Industry Levy on the extent and nature of soft drinks marketing. A number of potential projects under this heading are possible and the successful candidate will work with the supervisors to determine which combination of these is most appropriate. Potential projects include using both existing and new data, and quantitative and qualitative methods. A small amount of funds may be available to purchase commercial data. The studentship will take place alongside a much larger evaluation of the UK Soft Drinks Industry Levy.

The studentship will commence in October 2017. This is a 3-year position for those who have a Masters degree, or equivalent training, in an appropriate scientific discipline. We provide diverse training opportunities for all aspects of research and for transferable academic and generic skills. The academic requirement for entry is a first or upper second class degree or equivalent.

To apply, please send a full CV; a covering letter describing your funding eligibility status, and your interest in and suitability for this studentship; and contact details for two academic referees to Applications missing any of the above components will not be considered.

Applicants are encouraged to contact Dr Jean Adams ( and/or Prof Martin White ( to discuss their application in advance of submission.

Previous Vacancies

Research Associate in Digital Behaviour Change

Reference: 1629138
Contract: Grade 7 - Full Time
Department: Centre for Behaviour Change

Closed: 16th March 2017

Managing Editor (maternity cover)

Reference: 126056
Stipend: Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.
Department: Primary Care Health Sciences
Group: Cochrane Tobacco Review Group

Closed: 16-Nov-2016

Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Reference: DC4046R
Group: Tobacco Control Research Group
Department: Department of Health
Salary: £31,656, rising to £37,768

Closed: 10th July 2016