Vacancy: Research Assistant in Health and the Environment available at CRESH

We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant in the field of Health and the Environment.

Based at the Institute of Geography and Lived Environment, School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh you will join the Centre for Research on Environment, Society and Health (CRESH) .

You will contribute to two externally funded projects:
1. A project funded by the MRC Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy which will examine whether the density of tobacco and alcohol outlets around schools and homes affects smoking and drinking behaviours among 13 and 15 year olds in Scotland.
2. An NIHR-funded project entitled ‘Determining the Impact of Smoking Point of Sale Legislation Among Youth (DISPLAY) study’. This mixed-method longitudinal study seeks to evaluate the impact of the change in legislation relating to the sale of tobacco in Scotland that comes into effect in 2012.

You will demonstrate aptitude for data handling and GIS. You will contribute to publications arising from the research and day-to-day data collection and analysis.  Applications are welcome from candidates post MSc or post PhD and appointments can be made at either grade 6 or grade 7 (see below).

Should no candidate who meets all the essential criteria be found, an appointment at grade UE06 may be possible for a candidate who does not have a significant and established research profile (gained through a PhD) in the area of environment and health and would therefore require additional guidance and mentoring.

This is a fixed term post for 12 months. The person must be in post no later than June 1st 2012.

Fixed term: 12 months

Salary Scale: £25,251 – £29,249 (UE06) or £30,122 – £35,938 pa (UE07)

For more details please see the following link

http://www.jobs.ed.ac.uk/vacancies/index.cfm?fuseaction=vacancies.detail&vacancy_ref=3015475

Any further queries please contact Dr Niamh Shortt by email niamh.shortt@ed.ac.uk or phone 00 44 131 6517130

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