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UKCTAS periodically employs research/administrative staff and funds PhD students.

Department: Tobacco Control Research Group
Location: Bath, UK
Category: Research
Hours: Full-time/Part-time positions available
Salary: Various

Application Deadline: 2nd January 2019

Help us expose the tactics of the tobacco industry - Multiple roles available!

The Tobacco Control Research Group at the University of Bath are now recruiting for new academic and professional staff roles to support our work researching and exposing the tactics of the tobacco industry.

The Stopping Tobacco Organisations and Products (STOP) is a brand new global tobacco industry watchdog based partly in the University of Bath alongside our partners:

Global Center for Good Governance in Tobacco Control, Thailand
International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), Paris
Vital Strategies, New York

STOP brings together the global leaders in tobacco industry monitoring and research, advocacy, accountability and communication. This unique combination will help ensure our research is widely and effectively communicated and maximally impactful.

This new watchdog, funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, will build on the successful research of the University of Bath's Tobacco Control Research Group including its TobaccoTactics website. With focus on low and middle income countries, we will be extending the scale, geographic reach and responsiveness of our research.

You will join our Tobacco Control Research Group. We're globally recognised for our research on the tobacco industry. We're a dynamic, multidisciplinary research group, based in the Department for Health. You will also benefit from close collaboration with the School of Management and the Department of Social & Policy Sciences within the University as well as with our dynamic project partners.

For all inquiries please email

For more information and to see the roles available click here.

Job Title: Fully-funded PhD studentships
Location: Sheffield
Each studentship provides:
Home or international rate tuition fees for 4 years
An annual stipend for four years at Wellcome Trust rates
A generous training, research cost and travel fund
Hours: Full time, 4 years

Closing date: 5th December 2018

We are seeking high-calibre graduates from disciplines such as mathematics, statistics, health sciences, 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 and the University of Sheffield, 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 before finalising the topic of the PhD project they will complete during years two to four.

Chronic disease accounts for the majority of the global burden of disease. This burden can be reduced through well-targeted and co-ordinated public health policies. Public Health Decision Science explicitly seeks to identify the most effective and cost-effective prevention strategies to prioritise for action. This programme will prepare graduates for rewarding careers in academia, practice or policy or organisations allowing them to contribute to public health decision making to reduce the burden of disease in the UK and internationally.

There are five studentships available (three funded by the Wellcome Trust and two by the University of Sheffield). Applications are welcome from home/EU and international candidates.

Informal enquiries should be made to:

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