Some great jobs in Tobacco research (UK)

These jobs sound fascinating and with exchange rate the salary isn’t too bad…


The Universities of Bath and Edinburgh are seeking to appoint a total of four* Research Officers / Research Fellows in Tobacco Control*, with equivalent posts based at each institution, to contribute to two major international research projects. All posts will involve analysis of previously secret internal tobacco industry documents. These were released as a result of litigation and have so far provided unique insights into the conduct of the tobacco industry in a wide range of countries. This knowledge has, in turn, contributed to advancing tobacco control policies and holding the tobacco industry to account. It is anticipated that both projects will have an important influence on international tobacco control policy making.

/Tobacco control, public policy and global health.
/*2 x 36 months fixed-term posts; Salary: £27,466 – £38,019

You will contribute to an exciting research project funded by the US National Institutes of Health and being conducted across three centres – the University of Bath, the University of Edinburgh and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. This project aims to examine industry strategies to influence international organisations, analyse the significance of trade liberalisation to tobacco corporations, understand corporate restructuring within the context of global expansion, and analyse corporate strategies to inhibit the global spread of effective tobacco control policies.

Details of post at University of Bath

Details of post at University of Edinburgh

*/Tobacco industry influence on EU tobacco control policy making
/*2 x 18 months fixed-term posts; Salary: £27,466 – £30,913

Funded by the Smoke Free Partnership, this project will use industry documents to examine the influence of the tobacco industry on European Union (EU) tobacco control policy, including how the industry has sought to influence EU policy on tobacco taxation, the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, labelling and ingredients disclosure and advertising legislation. The work will be conducted jointly by the Universities of Bath and Edinburgh, with an equivalent appointment being made in each institution

Details of post at University of Bath

Details of post at University of Edinburgh: e-mail

We will consider applicants with postgraduate qualifications from a broad variety of backgrounds (eg, social science, public health, business studies, European studies). You will be highly motivated with a strong aptitude for document-based research, proven analytical skills, and the ability to work independently to produce work of publishable quality. We are particularly keen to attract applicants with knowledge of the tobacco industry and tobacco control policy, and those with experience in conducting policy relevant research and/or analysis of tobacco industry documents or similar.

Closing date: Bath positions – Tuesday 27 November, Edinburgh positions – Friday 30 November Informal enquiries are welcomed by:

Dr Anna Gilmore, University of Bath tel: +44 (0)1225 386810
Dr Jeff Collin, University of Edinburgh tel: +44 (0)131 651 3961)”