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Research Associate

Hours: Full-time
Division/School: School of Health and Related Research
Location: Sheffield
Salary: £30,688 to £32,548 per annum, Grade 7
Job Reference: UOS017630

Closing date: 06-Dec-2017

The Public Health section in the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) is looking to recruit a highly-motivated researcher to study the decline in alcohol consumption among young people. You will play a key role in a large, mixed methods project by analysing data from multiple surveys to understand alcohol-related trends among 11-24 year-olds in England and internationally. You will also collaborate closely with qualitative researchers working on the same project to produce complementary and mixed methods research outputs.

The project will provide excellent opportunities for you to engage with policy stakeholders, participate in generating research impact and develop your own research ideas within a supportive, flexible and friendly environment. You will be based in the Sheffield Alcohol Research Group, a multidisciplinary team of approximately 15 researchers with an international reputation for high impact research of outstanding scientific merit. You should have excellent statistical analysis skills, experiencing of working with large survey datasets, a good awareness of the principles of qualitative research and a strong interest in understanding and analysing trends in young people’s health-related behaviours.

You should hold a good honours degree and a PhD (or equivalent experience). At least one of these should be in public health, a social science or a closely-related discipline.

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Five Fully-funded PhD Studentships Available in the Wellcome Trust Doctoral Training Centre for Public Health, Health Economics and Decision Science



Fully-funded PhD Studentships

Hours: Full-time
Location: Sheffield
Funding amount: annual stipend + fees

Closing date: 11 December 2017

Each four-year studentship provides:
• A generous stipend at Wellcome Trust rates
• Tuition fees for 4 years
• A training and travel fund to support cohort events, internships, courses, data collection, conferences and research travel.

We are seeking high-calibre graduates from disciplines including mathematics, statistics, epidemiology, psychology, sociology, politics, economics, systems engineering, business studies or geography who want to make a difference in the area of population health.

This four year programme enables five of the most promising postgraduate students to undertake multidisciplinary, collaborative doctoral research in public health, economics, statistics and mathematical modelling.

Generously funded by the Wellcome Trust, our four-year PhD Programme in Public Health, Economics and Decision Science provides unique interdisciplinary training to equip graduates to be public health leaders and decision scientists of the future.

In their first year, students will have access to senior scientists and public health decision makers and take a range of self-selected taught modules to complement their existing skills. Health and social sciences graduates will develop advanced quantitative analytical skills and those with quantitative analytical degrees will receive training in public health.

Rotations through three “research attachments” will allow students to experience research in multiple topic areas with potential supervisors before finalising the topic of the research project they will complete during years two to four.

Join the research effort to reduce the burden of chronic disease!

Interviews will take place in the week of 15th to 19th January 2018.

For further information about these PhD's please contact: wellcomephds@sheffield.ac.uk.

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