Research Fellow

University of Stirling

United Kingdom

October 17, 2022

Description

Research Fellow Apply Post Details

Full time Fixed term for 36 Months

The closing date for applications is midnight on Monday 17 October 2022 Interviews are expected to take place on Monday 24 October 2022

There is an expectation that work will be undertaken in the UK.

For the purposes of sponsorship, this is a postdoctoral role under SOC code 2119.

The University of Stirling recognises that a diverse workforce benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers and welcome applications from those who would contribute to further diversification of our staff and ensure that equality, diversity and inclusion is woven into the substance of the role. We strongly encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds including gender, identity, race, age, class, and ethnicity.

The Post

The project will explore how tobacco companies market flavour cigarettes in Latin America, how adolescents respond to this marketing, and whether altering the appearance of the cigarette stick may help reduce the appeal of smoking. A full-time Research Fellow is sought to act as project co-ordinator. This will include responsibility for ensuring the timely set-up of the project (including ethical approvals), undertaking all administrative and financial duties, liaising with the team to ensure that deadlines and funding requirements are met, organising and minuting meetings, and managing the project website and social media outputs. More generally, it will involve assisting the team at Stirling and in each of the five countries involved (Argentina, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru) throughout the life of the project in whatever way is needed. The study is funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) Applied Global Health Research programme. The post-holder must have experience of research project management or co-ordination. Experience of working on large research projects would be advantageous.

Description of Duties
  • Help manage project set-up at the research sites, and liaise with all research sites and local research assistants
  • Secure ethics approval for the research
  • Communicate and liaise with the team (co-investigators and research assistants) in each country throughout the project
  • Assist the Project Lead in managing the budget, collating information from each country team to meet financial reporting obligations
  • Work with team to ensure deadlines for different project tasks are met
  • Support organisation of project meetings and stakeholder engagement events and take and share minutes of such meetings and events
  • Prepare reports as required by the funder and other regulatory bodies
  • Organise project documentation creating and maintaining a structured shared file system for use by the study team
  • Prepare briefing documents (for policy makers and other relevant stakeholders) and other project-related outputs
  • Manage the content of project website and social media outputs
  • Undertake any other appropriate duties as directed by the Project Lead
  • Essential Criteria
  • Masters or PhD in relevant discipline
  • Undergraduate degree (2.1 or higher) in social sciences, public health or other relevant discipline. Equivalent experience will be considered
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Excellent organisational and research related administrative skills
  • Experience of research project management or co-ordination
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and organise own varied workload in a timely manner (including at busier and quieter periods)
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of research governance issues (regulation and principles of good practice in health research)
  • Experience of managing website or social media content
  • Desirable Criteria
  • Work experience in a research environment
  • Experience of involvement in large research projects, especially with split location teams
  • Experience of working in, or with individuals from, Low- and Middle-Income Countries
  • Fluency in Spanish (written and spoken), although this is not a requirement
  • Demonstrable experience of producing engaging, accurate content across a range of online and print marketing-communications channels
  • Behaviours and Competencies

    The role holder will be required to evidence that they can meet the qualities associated with the following behavioural competencies, as detailed within the AUA Competency Framework.

  • Managing self and personal skills Being aware of your own behaviour and mindful of how it impacts on others, enhancing personal skills to adapt professional practice accordingly

  • Delivering excellent service Providing the best quality service to external and internal clients. Building genuine and open long-term relationships in order to drive up service standards

  • Finding solutions Taking a holistic view and working enthusiastically to analyse problems and to develop workable solutions. Identifying opportunities for innovation

  • Embracing change Being open to and engaging with new ideas and ways of working. Adjusting to unfamiliar situations, shifting demands and changing roles

  • Using resources effectively Identifying and making the most productive use of resources including people, time, information, networks and budgets

  • Engaging with the wider context Enhancing your contribution to the organisation through an understanding of the bigger picture and showing commitment to organisational values

  • Developing self and others Showing commitment to own ongoing professional development. Supporting and encouraging others to develop their professional knowledge, skills and behaviours to enable them to reach their full potential

  • Working together Working collaboratively with others in order to achieve objectives. Recognising and valuing the different contributions people bring to this process

  • Achieving Results Consistently meeting agreed objectives and success criteria. Taking personal responsibility for getting things done

  • About Us

    Institute for Social Marketing and Health (ISMH)

    ISMH has built up a national and international reputation since its foundation in 1980, enhanced by its move to the University of Stirling and recognised by the Queen's Anniversary Prize Award in 2014 for research on the impacts of commercial marketing on children. ISMH is globally acknowledged as a leader in critical marketing research - the analysis of commercial marketing practices, regulation and societal impacts. ISMH researchers are involved in all aspects of public health policy, from describing and critically examining the impact of marketing (including pricing, availability, promotion and products), understanding and influencing behaviour, shaping regulatory responses, to evaluating policy implementation and impact. Our research is conducted in the UK and multiple other countries. Our work on tobacco packaging is globally recognised. ISMH has a vibrant and supportive team of approximately 25 researchers and a PhD student.

    The Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport

    The Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport is at the heart of the University's sporting and wellbeing life, offering extensive study and research opportunities. Our focus is to make a difference to communities and the people within them, across the world. We focus on delivering excellence in all we do and to make global impact through research, education and practice. We inform policy at national and international levels by ensuring our research and teaching has impact. Our students develop to become competitive, independent, confident learners and our skilled graduates are global citizens, capable of making a difference wherever they work. We value lifelong learning and education, research-led teaching and an excellent student experience. We aim to make a real difference to the global health and sport industries.

    The University

    The University of Stirling is committed to providing education with a purpose and carrying out research which has a positive impact on communities across the globe – addressing real issues, providing solutions and helping to shape society. Stirling is 4th in Scotland and 43rd in the UK for research impact, with 87% of its research having an outstanding or very considerable impact on society – and more than 80% rated either world leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2021). Interdisciplinary in its approach, Stirling's research informs its teaching curriculum and facilitates opportunities for knowledge exchange and collaboration between staff, students, industry partners and the wider community.

    The University of Stirling is ranked among the top 30 UK universities for student satisfaction (National Student Survey) and top 10 in the UK for postgraduate student experience (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey), and has an overall five-star rating in the QS Stars University Ratings.

    More than 17,000 students study with the University of Stirling globally, with over 120 nationalities represented on its scenic central Scotland campus alone. The campus – also home to 1,700 staff – has its own loch and castle, and a recent multi-million-pound redevelopment has delivered modern, flexible, and digitally connected study and social spaces at the heart of campus, including enhanced student support and retail and catering outlets.

    The University has twice been recognised with a Queen's Anniversary Prize – the first for its Institute for Social Marketing and Health (2014) and the second for its Institute of Aquaculture (2019). Stirling is Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence and its recently redeveloped world-class facilities provide the perfect training environment for the University's sports scholars – many of whom compete at the highest level, including at the Olympics and Commonwealth Games – and for students, staff, and the wider community.

    As a signatory to the £214 million Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal, the University is driving productivity and inclusive growth across the Forth Valley, and beyond. Through pioneering collaborative solutions to global challenges, researchers are putting innovation, skills, and partnership at the heart of a sustainable economic recovery. www. stir.ac.uk @stiruni

    Job number

    FAC01591

    Contract Type

    Fixed Term Contract

    Closing date

    17-Oct-2022

    Location:

    Stirling Campus

    Grade

    Grade7 £35,333-£42,155 p.a.

    Faculty/Service

    Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport Post Details

    Full time Fixed term for 36 Months

    The closing date for applications is midnight on Monday 17 October 2022 Interviews are expected to take place on Monday 24 October 2022

    There is an expectation that work will be undertaken in the UK.

    For the purposes of sponsorship, this is a postdoctoral role under SOC code 2119.

    The University of Stirling recognises that a diverse workforce benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers and welcome applications from those who would contribute to further diversification of our staff and ensure that equality, diversity and inclusion is woven into the substance of the role. We strongly encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds including gender, identity, race, age, class, and ethnicity.

    The Post

    The project will explore how tobacco companies market flavour cigarettes in Latin America, how adolescents respond to this marketing, and whether altering the appearance of the cigarette stick may help reduce the appeal of smoking. A full-time Research Fellow is sought to act as project co-ordinator. This will include responsibility for ensuring the timely set-up of the project (including ethical approvals), undertaking all administrative and financial duties, liaising with the team to ensure that deadlines and funding requirements are met, organising and minuting meetings, and managing the project website and social media outputs. More generally, it will involve assisting the team at Stirling and in each of the five countries involved (Argentina, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru) throughout the life of the project in whatever way is needed. The study is funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) Applied Global Health Research programme. The post-holder must have experience of research project management or co-ordination. Experience of working on large research projects would be advantageous.

    Description of Duties
  • Help manage project set-up at the research sites, and liaise with all research sites and local research assistants
  • Secure ethics approval for the research
  • Communicate and liaise with the team (co-investigators and research assistants) in each country throughout the project
  • Assist the Project Lead in managing the budget, collating information from each country team to meet financial reporting obligations
  • Work with team to ensure deadlines for different project tasks are met
  • Support organisation of project meetings and stakeholder engagement events and take and share minutes of such meetings and events
  • Prepare reports as required by the funder and other regulatory bodies
  • Organise project documentation creating and maintaining a structured shared file system for use by the study team
  • Prepare briefing documents (for policy makers and other relevant stakeholders) and other project-related outputs
  • Manage the content of project website and social media outputs
  • Undertake any other appropriate duties as directed by the Project Lead
  • Essential Criteria
  • Masters or PhD in relevant discipline
  • Undergraduate degree (2.1 or higher) in social sciences, public health or other relevant discipline. Equivalent experience will be considered
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Excellent organisational and research related administrative skills
  • Experience of research project management or co-ordination
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and organise own varied workload in a timely manner (including at busier and quieter periods)
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of research governance issues (regulation and principles of good practice in health research)
  • Experience of managing website or social media content
  • Desirable Criteria
  • Work experience in a research environment
  • Experience of involvement in large research projects, especially with split location teams
  • Experience of working in, or with individuals from, Low- and Middle-Income Countries
  • Fluency in Spanish (written and spoken), although this is not a requirement
  • Demonstrable experience of producing engaging, accurate content across a range of online and print marketing-communications channels
  • Behaviours and Competencies

    The role holder will be required to evidence that they can meet the qualities associated with the following behavioural competencies, as detailed within the AUA Competency Framework.

  • Managing self and personal skills Being aware of your own behaviour and mindful of how it impacts on others, enhancing personal skills to adapt professional practice accordingly

  • Delivering excellent service Providing the best quality service to external and internal clients. Building genuine and open long-term relationships in order to drive up service standards

  • Finding solutions Taking a holistic view and working enthusiastically to analyse problems and to develop workable solutions. Identifying opportunities for innovation

  • Embracing change Being open to and engaging with new ideas and ways of working. Adjusting to unfamiliar situations, shifting demands and changing roles

  • Using resources effectively Identifying and making the most productive use of resources including people, time, information, networks and budgets

  • Engaging with the wider context Enhancing your contribution to the organisation through an understanding of the bigger picture and showing commitment to organisational values

  • Developing self and others Showing commitment to own ongoing professional development. Supporting and encouraging others to develop their professional knowledge, skills and behaviours to enable them to reach their full potential

  • Working together Working collaboratively with others in order to achieve objectives. Recognising and valuing the different contributions people bring to this process

  • Achieving Results Consistently meeting agreed objectives and success criteria. Taking personal responsibility for getting things done

  • About Us

    Institute for Social Marketing and Health (ISMH)

    ISMH has built up a national and international reputation since its foundation in 1980, enhanced by its move to the University of Stirling and recognised by the Queen's Anniversary Prize Award in 2014 for research on the impacts of commercial marketing on children. ISMH is globally acknowledged as a leader in critical marketing research - the analysis of commercial marketing practices, regulation and societal impacts. ISMH researchers are involved in all aspects of public health policy, from describing and critically examining the impact of marketing (including pricing, availability, promotion and products), understanding and influencing behaviour, shaping regulatory responses, to evaluating policy implementation and impact. Our research is conducted in the UK and multiple other countries. Our work on tobacco packaging is globally recognised. ISMH has a vibrant and supportive team of approximately 25 researchers and a PhD student.

    The Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport

    The Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport is at the heart of the University's sporting and wellbeing life, offering extensive study and research opportunities. Our focus is to make a difference to communities and the people within them, across the world. We focus on delivering excellence in all we do and to make global impact through research, education and practice. We inform policy at national and international levels by ensuring our research and teaching has impact. Our students develop to become competitive, independent, confident learners and our skilled graduates are global citizens, capable of making a difference wherever they work. We value lifelong learning and education, research-led teaching and an excellent student experience. We aim to make a real difference to the global health and sport industries.

    The University

    The University of Stirling is committed to providing education with a purpose and carrying out research which has a positive impact on communities across the globe – addressing real issues, providing solutions and helping to shape society. Stirling is 4th in Scotland and 43rd in the UK for research impact, with 87% of its research having an outstanding or very considerable impact on society – and more than 80% rated either world leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2021). Interdisciplinary in its approach, Stirling's research informs its teaching curriculum and facilitates opportunities for knowledge exchange and collaboration between staff, students, industry partners and the wider community.

    The University of Stirling is ranked among the top 30 UK universities for student satisfaction (National Student Survey) and top 10 in the UK for postgraduate student experience (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey), and has an overall five-star rating in the QS Stars University Ratings.

    More than 17,000 students study with the University of Stirling globally, with over 120 nationalities represented on its scenic central Scotland campus alone. The campus – also home to 1,700 staff – has its own loch and castle, and a recent multi-million-pound redevelopment has delivered modern, flexible, and digitally connected study and social spaces at the heart of campus, including enhanced student support and retail and catering outlets.

    The University has twice been recognised with a Queen's Anniversary Prize – the first for its Institute for Social Marketing and Health (2014) and the second for its Institute of Aquaculture (2019). Stirling is Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence and its recently redeveloped world-class facilities provide the perfect training environment for the University's sports scholars – many of whom compete at the highest level, including at the Olympics and Commonwealth Games – and for students, staff, and the wider community.

    As a signatory to the £214 million Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal, the University is driving productivity and inclusive growth across the Forth Valley, and beyond. Through pioneering collaborative solutions to global challenges, researchers are putting innovation, skills, and partnership at the heart of a sustainable economic recovery. www. stir.ac.uk @stiruni

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