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RA CEDAR - Dietary Public Health Research and the Food Industry

The MRC Epidemiology Unit and Centre for Diet & Activity Research (CEDAR) are seeking to appoint a post-doctoral Research Associate to work on the Dietary Public Health Research and the Food Industry Project on an initial six month appointment with possibility of extension.

The Project is exploring the development of consensus about whether, how and under what conditions researchers who study food choices and population diet can work with the food industry to find solutions to pressing dietary public health problems.  This area arouses strong feelings and raises many questions about scientific integrity, public trust in science and responsibilities of the food industry in supporting public health.

The post is under the supervision and mangement of the Food Behaviours and Public Health Interventions research programme, led by Prof Martin White.  The post holder will be expected to:

(a)  review, catalogue and analyse existing documents, practices and resources on identifying and managing conflicts of interest in dietary public health research and other related-research fields;

(b) map relevant stakeholders relevant to the issue and develop and manage a stakeholder database; and

(c) map and develop a typology of food industry actors, which will build on existing typologies and analyses of the food industry, and other related sectors.  A peer-reviewed publication is envisaged.  

For more information and application click here  

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 23 November 2016. 

Please quote reference SJ10649 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


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