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Research Associate/Fellow

Contract: Full-time, Fixed-term for 2 years
Job Reference: MED176017
Salary: £26052 to £38183 per annum
School: School of Medicine
Department: Primary Care
Location: Tower Building, University Park Campus

Closing date: 03/08/2017

Interviews: 15/08/2017

The successful candidate will join a team working on the first two stages of a new 6-year NIHR Programme for Applied Research (PGfAR) in which we will develop and refine an intervention to improve pregnant smokers’ adherence to and use of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with Dr Felix Naughton who will lead the first two PGfAR work streams and who will be based at the University of East Anglia (UEA). The appointee will lead on the design, implementation and conduct of clearly specified PGfAR component studies, working with other researchers based in Nottingham and UEA. They will also supervise a junior colleague, who will be appointed in Nottingham to assist with this work.

Our group has a team-orientated approach to the delivery of research projects and the appointed candidate will also be encouraged to contribute, as required, to other research studies being run by the group, depending on time available, and their interest, skills and experience.

The post holder must be willing to work flexibly in terms of hours and duties as a team member, and be able to travel within the UK as required for meetings and events.

Candidates must have a degree (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant subject and a PhD (or if no PhD, extensive experience of successful delivery of applied health research projects). They must have experience of designing, delivering and analysing both quantitative and qualitative research studies, with a clear understanding of key issues involved in working in a health care environment. The successful candidate will need to have excellent interpersonal and organisational skills, with the ability to work both on their own initiative and as part of a team. They should also have excellent verbal, written and presentation skills. They should preferably have training or experience in tobacco control, health policy or promotion, or in other areas relevant to this post and a knowledge of the ethical and governance issues surrounding clinical research.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof Tim Coleman or Dr Sue Cooper Please note that applications sent directly to these addresses will not be accepted.

Communications Manager

Contract: Fixed-term until March 2022
Faculty: Faculty of Medical Sciences
Division: Institute of Health & Society
Job Ref: A75678A
Salary: £29,301 to £38,183 per annum

Closing date: 24/07/2017

Based in the Institute of Health & Society, you will be responsible for a range of communications activities in support of the work of the institute, working with colleagues to raise the profile of the Institute and its research, sharing success stories internally and externally, both profile raising and reputation building. Focus will be on specific grants, including a major role in the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) School for Public Health Research (SPHR), providing expertise to enable excellent communication across partners/sites, supporting the media adopted for communications and facilitating the dissemination of research findings, amongst other duties.

You should be educated to degree level (or possess significant demonstrable equivalent experience) and have experience of communications/media in a similar, customer focused role with excellent interpersonal and written skills.

The post is available immediately until 31 March 2022 in the first instance.

Informal enquiries may be made to Liz Huston, Institute Manager ( and/or Susan Bowett, SPHR Manager (

Further particulars and an application form are available here:

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

For more information about this role and to apply click here.

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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.

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