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Research Associate in Public Health Economic Modelling

Department: School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)
Job Ref: UOS018323
Salary: Grade 7: £30,688 to £32,548 per annum

Closing date: 02 March 2018

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to join the Sheffield Alcohol Research Group, an internationally leading public health economic research team at a world-leading university. You will work on the SYNTAX project “Integrated evidence synthesis for joint appraisal of tobacco and alcohol tax interventions for harm reduction in the UK”. This three-year project is funded by the National Institute of Health Research's Public Health Research Programme and is a collaboration between the Universities of Sheffield and Bath.

You will contribute to modelling of the impact of potential changes to taxation on tobacco and alcohol consumption, health, economic and other societal outcomes e.g. work absence. Using health economic, statistical and epidemiological approaches, these analyses will make use of national survey data on individual consumption and spending, and health outcomes. You will be expected to develop detailed protocols, negotiate access to relevant data, analyse this data using appropriate methods (likely to include econometric analyses of price elasticities), prepare manuscripts and disseminate results to the public and scientific peers.

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Fully-funded PhD: Drinking events – what are the best ways to collect data on how people drink?

Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Department: School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)
Proposed start date: September 2018
Studentship info: The studentship covers tuition fees at the Home/EU level, an annual stipend at the RCUK level (currently £14,777), and £750 per year to cover training and support costs.

Application Deadline: 05 March 2018

This PhD project aims to drive forward occasion-level alcohol research by developing and validating data collection methods for the quantitative study of occasion-level alcohol use.

There is some flexibility, but we anticipate that the project may include:
(a) systematic and/or realist reviews of relevant literature to identify potential data collection approaches and their relative strengths and weaknesses;
(b) collecting primary data to test the reliability and validity of alternative questions or wording of questions;
(c) collecting primary data using alternative methods (e.g. ecological momentary assessment, drinking diaries, face-to-face surveys) to test their relative reliability, validity and feasibility;
(d) working with other academics to develop best practice recommendations and consider adaptability to other countries.

Further information and details on how to apply are available here:

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Research Associate in Public Health

Department: School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)
Job Ref: UOS018583
Contract Type: Part Time - Fixed Term
Salary: Grade 7: £30,688 to £34,520 per annum (pro-rata)

Closing date: 12 March 2018

For this role you will contribute to a range of research projects to understand patterns and trends in alcohol consumption, the associated health risks and wider societal consequences and the effects of alcohol policies. Tasks will include secondary analysis of survey data; systematic reviews of the research literature; occasional support to qualitative researchers in collecting and analysing data; writing reports, journal articles and grant applications; and, importantly, engaging with policy and practice stakeholders.

This role offers excellent opportunities to work on high-profile public health research, within a supportive, flexible and friendly environment. You will have a first degree in a health or social science and a postgraduate degree, ideally at doctoral level, in a relevant discipline (or equivalent experience) and are able to demonstrate skills relevant to the above tasks.

This is a part-time post (0.8 fte) and we are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and University.

Further particulars and an application form are available here:

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Policy Manager (Tobacco Policy)

Hours: Full-time, Permanent
Location: Islington, London
Salary: Circa £35,000 + excellent benefits
Job Reference: R0074860

Closing date: 13th March 2018

You can help us save lives through your...
Significant experience making an impact in a policy role
Thorough understanding of public health policy, analysis and development
Excellent understanding of policy issues relevant to Cancer Research UK
Ability to work independently and quickly gain expertise in new policy fields
Effective communication, networking and influencing skills

Policy Manager (Tobacco Policy)

We are looking for an experienced policy professional to help us influence cancer policy across the UK. At Cancer Research UK we know it’s essential that we keep cancer and research high on the political agenda. We’re committed to making cancer outcomes in the UK amongst the best in the world by translating the charity’s research findings into tangible benefits for cancer patients. We are looking for a Policy Manager to lead our policy development on issues relating to cancer prevention, particularly around tobacco control and harm reduction policy.

CRUK are currently looking for an experienced policy professional to…
Use specialist policy and research expertise to develop evidence-based and timely policy positions on issues relating to tobacco control and other public health issues.
Write and contribute to high quality and persuasive briefing papers, consultation responses, reports and press statements for a variety of audiences.
Manage projects across the department including leading on plans for advocacy, campaigns and communications work on tobacco policy priorities.
Build and manage relationships with a range of external stakeholders including policy makers, researchers, NGOs and regulators.

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Previous Vacancies

Research Associate in Public Health Modelling

Reference: UOS017846
Contract: Grade 7 - Full Time
Department: School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)

Closed: 5th January 2018

Research Project Manager

Reference: FAC007947
Stipend: Grade 8 £39,324 - £46,924 p.a.
Department: Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport
Contract: Fixed term until Sep 2021

Closed: 24th August 2017

Lecturer - Addictions

Reference: THW/17/059639/001068
Contract: Temporary/Fixed-term
Department: National Addiction Centre

Closed: 14th August 2017