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Current Vacancies

Here at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit at the University of Glasgow we have an exciting portfolio of research programmes and projects and we are looking for people to join our teams.


Professor/Reader, Neighbourhoods and Communities programme
Full time; salary will be within the professorial range and subject to negotiation; salary for Reader will be within grade 9, £49,772 - £55,998 per annum.
Vacancy reference: 014028, closing date: 23 October 2016.

As Programme Leader within the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, the post-holder will provide strategic vision and lead and develop the Neighbourhoods and Communities programme of research to: develop local, national and international collaborations, including within the University of Glasgow Institute of Health and Wellbeing; to maximise the sustainability, relevance and impact of the Programme through partnership, collaboration and knowledge transfer and exchange with key non-academic partners and organisations; and to conduct world-class original research, methodological development, supervision and mentoring consistent with the research strategy of the Unit and Institute. 

Interviews for this post will be held on 15th and 16th November 2016.


Research Associate/Fellow (two positions)
Full time; salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 7, £33,943 - £38,183, level 8, £41,709 - £48,327 per annum, depending on experience. The funding for this post is until 31 March 2020 in the first instance.
Vacancy ref: 014006, closing date: 23 October 2016.

Two positions are available in the Complexity and Health Improvement research programme within the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow. The programme aims to develop and apply research methods that are specifically designed for understanding and modelling the multiplicity of interdependent factors that influence population health, and to particularly apply these methods to the development and evaluation of interventions and policies to improve public health and/or reduce health inequalities. We are particularly seeking researchers with expertise in complex system modelling, and/or social network analysis, and/or network interventions. Applications for appointment at Research Associate / Grade 7 or Research Fellow / Grade 8 will be considered subject to experience.


Research Associate
Full time; salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 7, £33,943 - £38,183 per annum. This post has funding until 28 February 2018.
Vacancy reference: 014586; Closing date: 23 October 2016.

This Research Associate position offers the post-holder the opportunity to make a leading contribution to the Exploratory Trials project, a study funded by the MRC/NIHR Methodology Research Programme to develop guidance for researchers and funders for the conduct of exploratory trials of complex public health interventions. The post-holder will conduct a Delphi consensus exercise, including the design, piloting, administration and analysis of a web-based questionnaire survey, followed by a consensus workshop. The post-holder will also complete scoping reviews, qualitative interviews and workshops, and will draft the chapters reporting the results for the final report. These activities will be conducted under the guidance of the project leads.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held on 9 November 2016.


Administrative Assistant
Full time: salary will be on the Management, Professional and Administrative Grade 3, £16,289 - £18,412 per annum. This post has funding up to 28 February 2017.
Vacancy Ref: 014683, Closing date: 9 October 2016.

The post-holder will provide comprehensive administrative support to the Project Manager, research team and Chief Investigator of the Trial of Healthy Relationship Initiatives for the Very Early-years (THRIVE Trial). THRIVE is a five year trial of interventions that are intended to improve mother-infant interaction and thus improve the developmental pathway of children, both of which should build resilience and reduce infant maltreatment. Since they are targeted at highly vulnerable women, these programmes would, if shown to be effective, be exciting ways to tackle health inequalities. This post is part of the Social Relationships and Health Improvement programme.