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Senior Programme Manager (International Tobacco Control)

Business Area: Public Health Policy & Legislation
Location: London, Angel Building
Contract: Permanent
Interview dates: W/C 1st May 2017
Salary: Competitive + excellent benefits

Closing date: 23/04/2017 23:55

Duties and Responsibilities.

We are looking for an experienced Programme Manager with a background in research funding to oversee our International Tobacco Control Programme.

At CRUK we have a vision for a healthier population. We know 4 in 10 cancers are caused by preventable risk factors. For this reason prevention has been identified as an organisational priority. Fighting the global tobacco epidemic is one of the cornerstones of our cancer prevention work which is why we have launched our International Tobacco Control Programme (ITCP). Smoking rates don’t come down on their own – our policy research and advocacy has been game-changing, and the UK’s tobacco control policies are now among the strongest in the world.

What will I be doing?

We’re looking for a self-motivated individual to…

Deliver the CRUK international tobacco control research funding programme
Influence senior stakeholders, communicating across all levels to build CRUK’s reach and impact
Manage key funding partnerships and support to grantees
Deliver programme plans, reporting and evaluation for the ITCP
Manage ITCP’s resources– including a small team
Contribute to the wider Cancer Prevention and CRUK strategy development and achievement of organisational strategic objectives

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

Senior Teaching Fellow

Ref: 1632714
Division: Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology
Department: Centre for Behaviour Change
Contract: Full Time
Availaible from: August 2017
Salary Range: £42,304 - £49,904 per annum

Closing date: 23/04/2017

Duties and Responsibilities.

The Centre for Behaviour Change (CBC) is looking for a new Senior Teaching Fellow to support the programme Leader in the delivery of its new MSc in Behaviour Change ( The post-holder will join a team of core staff led by Centre Director, Professor Susan Michie and will work closely with a Senior Lecturer and Teaching Administrator.

The post-holder will be responsible for engaging and supporting expert lecturers, will develop and deliver their own modules, dependent on their area of expertise, support the programme Leader and other lecturers in the development of new teaching materials and along with the other programme staff, prepare and mark coursework and examinations. The post-holder will have the opportunity to contribute to the research programmes of the CBC, develop research proposals and grant applications.

Key Requirements

The post holder should have a good first degree and a PhD or professional doctorate in a Behavioural Science. You should have excellent knowledge of behaviour change theory and techniques. You should have experience of designing and delivering teaching and training courses in behaviour change for researchers, practitioners and policymakers. You should have experience of teaching, learning and assessment methods.

You should have experience of conducting research, supervising Masters and/or undergraduate projects and generating research income through grants and collaborations. You should have a track record of publications in peer-review journals.

Informal inquiries about the post can be directed to Leslie Gutman (

Clinical or Non-Clinical Senior Lecturer in Public Health

Ref: SM040-17KO
Contract: Full Time (up to five years, until 31 March 2022)
Location:Charing Cross Campus, Hammersmith
Department: Primary Care and Public Health
Salary Range:
£76,001 per annum plus £2,162 London Weighting

Closing date: 23/04/2017 (midnight BST)

Duties and Responsibilities.

The postholder will lead a new work programme of applied public health research funded by the National Institute of Health Research as part of the School of Public Health Research (SPHR). Imperial College has been invited to join SPHR2 which will run for 5 years from April 2017. The post will involve developing a collaborative research programme with seven other institutional members of SPHR2. The SPHR2 work programme at Imperial College will focus on using large routinely collected datasets to evaluate non-health sector policy, including new transport infrastructure, identifying effective interventions to address childhood obesity, develop and evaluate disease prevention programmes (e.g. diabetes), and working to strengthen public health research capacity in local authorities.

The postholder will contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, including within our Masters of Public Health programme; and supervise public health and primary care trainees in the department.

The post will also involve the usual administrative duties associated with a busy academic and research-active environment. The postholder may also be required to undertake other duties, as required by the Head of Department and School. Applications for flexible working are considered.

Key Requirements

The post holder must have a PhD or MD or equivalent. He/She must have considerable post-doctoral research experience, as well as appropriate specialist qualifications such as MFPH, MRCGP, MRCP or European equivalent.

Informal inquiries about the post can be directed to Professor Chris Millett (

NIHR School for Primary Care Research Studentship

Contract: Full Time
Division: Health Behaviours Team
Department: Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences
Salary Range:
£16,000/year plus a small allowance for research expenses and training

Closing date: 26/05/2017

Developing and testing peer-led interventions to promote switching from smoking to vaping

Applications are invited from individuals with a strong academic record who wish to develop a career in behavioural or primary care research. The student will join the thriving Health Behaviours team in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences who are working on range of interventions to support harm reduction and smoking cessation.

The project: The rise in popularity of electronic cigarettes (‘e-cigarettes’) in recent years has been accompanied by a growth in the number of virtual ‘vaper’ communities, with people sharing their advice and experiences of e-cigarettes with peers on internet support groups and discussion forums, many of which address ways of reducing or stopping smoking. The rise of peer to peer support is unique to e-cigarettes; no other means of stopping or reducing smoking attracts such passionate engagement from members of the public. This raises the possibility that we could better harness this peer support to enable more people to reduce or stop smoking using e-cigarettes and this project examines this.

Supervisors: Dr Rachna Begh and Professor Paul Aveyard and Dr John Powell
Interested applicants should, in the first instance, discuss their interest with Dr Rachna Begh at and attach a CV.

Thereafter students will apply to the University of Oxford using the general online application for the programme title DPhil in Primary Health Care.

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