Details of current vacancies within the SPECTRUM Consortium

SPECTRUM is a multi-university, multi-agency research consortium focused on the commercial determinants of health and health inequalities funded by the UK Prevention Research Partnership. Our consortium is comprised of a highly experienced team of researchers from ten UK and one Australian University in addition to partners from policy, practice and commercial organisations.

Together we are generating new evidence to inform the prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) caused by unhealthy commodities, including tobacco, alcohol and unhealthy food and drink.

Research Fellow

UE07: £36,333 - £43,155 Usher Institute, The University of Edinburgh

Full-Time: 35 Hours per Week

Fixed Term: available from 1st September 2023 to 31st August 2024

CLOSING DATE: 13 July 2023  

The Centre for Population Health Sciences at the Usher Institute within The University of Edinburgh is seeking a research fellow to contribute to the development and support of a programme of high quality research on the commercial determinants of health. The SPECTRUM Consortium is an ambitious programme of research, knowledge exchange and public engagement focusing on the commercial determinants of health relation to tobacco, alcohol, ultra-processed foods and other commodities. 

The Opportunity: The role will include analysing survey data, conducting qualitative research in addition to conducting impact-related activities where appropriate. The post holder will produce material for publication and dissemination and engage with Consortium co-investigators, collaborators and partners throughout.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Linda Bauld, Bruce and John Usher Professor of Public Health via .

Your skills and attributes for success: 

  • Experience of survey design and analysis & familiarity with and experience of using quantitative data analysis software
  • Experience of conducting literature reviews
  • Excellent ability to work with an interdisciplinary research team 
  • Experience of working with partners outside of academia including in the voluntary and public sectors 
  • Knowledge of public health topics and familiarity with key concepts and issues relating to the commercial determinants of health

Interviews will take place on 31st July, 2023.