Research Associate - School for Policy Studies

United Kingdom
£33,797 - £38,017 per annum (pro rata)
Oct 10, 2020
Nov 08, 2020
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
The Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences within the School for Policy Studies is offering an exciting opportunity to join a leading research centre for nutrition, physical activity and health sciences. The successful candidate will work on an innovative, multi-nation research project funded by the UK Medical Research Centre.

The project is the first phase of a long-term research programme aiming to develop and evaluate multi-sectoral, double-duty, population-level interventions to reduce malnutrition in all its forms (both under and over nutrition, and other diet-related non communicable diseases/NCDs) in Chinese and Southeast Asian countries using a systems science method. The core research team is comprised of Dr Bai Li (UK), Professor Boyd Swinburn (New Zealand), Professor Poh Bee Koon (Malaysia) and Professor Steven Allender (Australia).

We are looking for a highly motivated and intellectually curious Research Associate to contribute to all facets of the research process, including data collection, data analysis, and dissemination in the UK and among international partners (including foreign universities, governments and the WHO). The role will primarily focus on qualitative data collection, analysis and dissemination as well as coordinating communication with internal and international partners. The post holder will also contribute to further funding bids and the creation of new research projects, as well as supporting research in the wider University.

Training and experience in qualitative research are essential, as is knowledge of at least one form of malnutrition (e.g. obesity and other diet-related NCDs). Knowledge of health intervention development/evaluation and systems science methods would be an advantage. The project is highly inter-disciplinary and involves partners from diverse sectors operating across the whole food system. The successful applicant will have completed, or be close to completing, a relevant PhD qualification and be able to start work from Monday,1st March 2021. The role is part-time, open ended with fixed funding running until 31 August 2022.

Informal enquiries to:

Dr Bai Li : Principal Investigator:

Interviews anticipated early December 2020

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.

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