Research Associate - Global Public Health (CLASS III) (Maternity Cover)
£34,308 - £42,155 per year
Hours of work
University of York campus (with some remote working options available)
11125 - Job Description & Person Specification.pdf
As a Research Associate you will be based at the Department of Health Sciences
and work with Professor Kamran Siddiqi on a public health randomised
controlled trial funded by the Joint Global Health Trials Scheme. The project
‘Children Learning About Second-hand Smoke' (CLASS III) will address
environmental tobacco smoke exposure in children in Bangladesh and Pakistan,
thereby improving their health and preventing premature deaths and
The post offers the opportunity to be part of a large, successful multi-
disciplinary Department, renowned for its methodological expertise and
commitment to policy and practice relevant teaching and research across a
broad range of health-related disciplines. The successful candidate will work
with a multidisciplinary team with expertise in a range of methodologies that
underpin applied health research. There are also exciting opportunities for
interdisciplinary research with an extensive network of academic partners in
Bangladesh and Pakistan, including the ARK Foundation, Dhaka and Aga Khan
The University of York offers flexible working patterns and a number of family
friendly initiatives. As a Department we are proud to foster a supportive
culture that helps staff and students contribute fully, flourish and excel. We
embrace equality, diversity and inclusion as well as the values of the Athena
SWAN Charter in all our Departmental activities.
You will coordinate and manage the CLASS III trial under supervision and
contribute to study outputs.
Your duties will include: analysis and interpretation of research data; use of
appropriate research techniques and methods; writing up of research results
and dissemination through publications, seminar and conference presentations
and public engagement and outreach activities; contributing to the
identification of possible new areas of research. You will be expected to
develop research protocols, research tools and ethics application.
Coordination study with partners in Bangladesh and Pakistan may require one or
two overseas field visits.
Skills, Experience & Qualification needed
Applications are invited from outstanding individuals with demonstrable
ability and interest in global public health and tobacco control research.
Knowledge of a range of research methodologies, and evaluative designs
(including mixed methods) used in public health is essential. Candidates
with expertise and interest in policy research, use of mixed-methods design
and implementation science, are particularly encouraged to apply. The
successful applicant will have a PhD, and track record of applied global
health research preferably within the field of tobacco control, along with
demonstrated ability to manage projects and generate high quality research
outputs. You will have highly developed communication skills to engage
effectively with a wide-ranging audience, both orally and in writing, using a
range of media and have the ability to write up research work for publication
in high profile journals and engage in public dissemination.
Condition of Employment
This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. Consequently,
all applicants will be asked to declare both unspent and spent convictions on
their application form.
Appointment of the successful candidate will be conditional on a Disclosure
and Barring Service check.
For informal enquiries: please contact Professor Kamran Siddiqi on