Research Assistant / Associate / Fellow in Epidemiology and Public Health
University of Nottingham Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
United Kingdom

Research Assistant / Associate / Fellow in Epidemiology and Public Health

Reference :MED062720
Closing Date :Wednesday, 8th April 2020
Job Type :Research
Department :Epidemiology & Public Health
Salary :£27511 to £40322 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £30,942 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

Applications are invited to apply for the above post based in the Division of Epidemiology and Public Health on the Nottingham City Hospital campus. 

There is evidence that exposure to unhealthy commodities (tobacco, alcohol and to a lesser extent foods high in fat, salt and sugar, HFSS) imagery in televised media causes young people to experiment with and become regular users of these unhealthy commodities, but the magnitude of the public health problem caused by this exposure, the drivers for inclusion and the most appropriate preventive policy responses remain uncertain. The post holder will support a programme of work on tobacco, alcohol and HFSS media content, building on our existing work in this area and extending to other forms of ‘new’ media including YouTube, TikTok and Instagram.

The successful candidate will work with Dr  Rachael Murray and Dr Alex Barker; coding media for alcohol, tobacco and junk food content so will, therefore, need to be IT literate, highly focussed and organised, with strong attention to detail.

This fixed-term post will be available as soon as possible and will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 24 months. Hours of work are full-time (36.25 hours per week), however applications are also welcome from candidates wishing to work part-time (minimum 29 hours per week). Please specify in your application if you wish to work part-time and the number of preferred hours.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Rachael Murray, tel: 0115 8231389 or email rachael.murray@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit; https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/applyingfromoverseas/index2.aspx


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