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Research Fellow

Health Sciences
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
31,076 - 38,183 a year
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Role Description

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow to work with Professor Kamran Siddiqi on a Cancer Research UK-funded research project investigating the supply chain of smokeless tobacco - widely available and popular among the South Asian diaspora in the UK.

You will at least have a Master’s level qualification and research skills in a relevant area, good qualitative skills, and possess a detailed understanding of a variety of methods used in social sciences and public health research. Given that the project may require interviewing non-English speaking participants of south Asian origin, ability to communicate in at least one of the south Asian languages would be an advantage. The post offers a significant opportunity for a researcher to advance a career in tobacco control and public health in active collaboration with a range of leading researchers. 

The main responsibilities of the post will include: (a) supervising a survey of smokeless tobacco suppliers; (b) conducting and analyzing in-depth interviews of smokeless tobacco suppliers and regulators; (c) facilitating stakeholder workshops; and (d) contributing to the relevant reports and scientific papers. Furthermore, the post holder will also be expected to offer support and supervision to the field staff.

This is a full time post (37 hours per week) offered at Grade 6 on the University’s pay scale (£31,076 - £38,183 a year) on a fixed term contract with funding currently in place for 13 months. The expectation is that during the period of this award, the post holder will be involved in research grant and other funding applications to further develop this area of work.

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Kamran Siddiqi at

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