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Research Fellow (Social Sciences)

Health Sciences
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Full or part-time (see job details)
Contract status
Fixed term
31,604 - 38,832
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Research Fellow (Social Sciences)

University of York – Health Sciences

Location: York

Hours: Full Time or Part Time

Fixed-Term: 24 months

Salary Range: £31,604 – £38,832 a year

Ref Number: 6439

Closing date: 20 March 2018


Applications are invited for Research Fellow (Social Sciences) positions to work on the Wellcome Trust funded Transformative Research on the Alcohol industry, Policy and Science (TRAPS) research programme, led by Professor Jim McCambridge.  The programme aims to develop our understanding of how alcohol industry actors influence science, the science/policy interface, and policy making, and to examine the implications for public policies.  The purpose of these posts are to contribute to the conduct and management of specific studies within the programme, and to identify and develop opportunities for further research. 

Working with colleagues, the main duties of the roles are to conduct research studies, including scoping work, literature review, research design, collection, analysis and interpretation of research data; and tasks associated with the management of studies.  You will contribute to publications, including as lead author, and otherwise disseminate research findings.  The posts provide good opportunities to develop understanding of a series of inter-related issues that do not have well established disciplinary or inter-disciplinary traditions of study.

Key requirements

You will hold a PhD in a relevant social sciences subject. You should have well developed research skills in designing and undertaking qualitative studies that address well formulated research questions, grounding studies in the existing research literature. You should have experience of successful publication of research papers in academic journals or other peer reviewed outlets and good IT skills. 

The posts are now available. Informal queries about the positions are encouraged; please contact Prof Jim McCambridge: or Dr. Ben Hawkins;


Interview Date: To be confirmed

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