Vacancy: Research Assistant/Associate, Sheffield University

The Public Health section in the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) is looking to recruit a highly-motivated researcher to work on an evaluation of the effects of minimum unit pricing for alcohol. The post is part-time (60% full-time equivalent) and fixed term for an initial 12 months with the possibility of extension for a further 22 months. You will mainly work on research collecting and analysing data from people receiving treatment for alcohol problems. This will involve a mixture of detailed qualitative and straightforward quantitative analyses. You will be involved in all stages of the research process including securing ethical approval to work in NHS settings, developing research instruments, data collection and analysis, liaising with the funder and other stakeholders and writing up the project findings for reports and journal articles.

This is an exciting opportunity for a researcher to develop their scientific career within a supportive, flexible and friendly environment. The project is led by a team from the Sheffield Alcohol Research Group, who have an international reputation for high impact research of outstanding scientific merit. As part of that team, you will play a key role in evaluating a major public health intervention, the results of which are likely to be of international significance.

You should have experience of working with or researching vulnerable populations and will be able to undertake travel, including overnight trips, in Scotland and Northern England during data collection.
The successful applicant will be appointed to Grade 6 or Grade 7 dependent on skills and experience.

For more information and to apply please click here.

Closing date is 13 July 2017.

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