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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.
Full time; salary will be on the University's Research and Teaching Grade, level 7, £33,943 - £38,183 per annum. This post is funded until September 2019.
Vacancy Ref: 014831; Closing date: 27 November 2016.
Working in the Unit’s 'Understanding and Improving Health within Settings and Organisations' (SandO) Programme, the post-holder will make a leading contribution to a research project on smoking in Scottish prisons (the Tobacco in Prisons study - TIPs). TIPs is an exciting project, designed to help to understand the experiences and impacts of smoking for both prisoners and prison staff, and will contribute directly to the formation of future policies on smoking in prisons. It will evaluate any changes in smoking policies that take place within Scottish prisons. The post-holder will conduct qualitative research as part of two work packages designed to explore experiences and attitudes of prisoners and prison staff in relation to smoking in Scottish prisons, covering issues such as smoking and health, cessation support and restrictions on smoking; take a major role in managing these qualitative data, and in processing, analysing and writing up the data for publishing in academic journals and reports for policy-makers; and assist in fieldwork or recruitment for, and management and direction of, the wider TIPs project on smoking in Scottish prisons.