Research Associate in Behavioural Science
Location: Cambridge Institute of Public Health, Robinson Way, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge CB2 0SR
Salary: £27,854 – £36,298 pa
This post is funded to 31st December 2015
The Behaviour and Health Research Unit is offering an excellent opportunity for a postdoctoral behavioural scientist to develop a research career in the Behavioural Sciences. The Unit’s aim is to contribute evidence to national and international efforts to achieve sustained behaviour change in order to improve health outcomes and reduce health inequalities. Our work has a particular emphasis on studying interventions that alter environments to cue healthier behaviours via non-conscious processes.
The successful candidate will work under the direction of Professor Theresa Marteau, collaborating with a distributed team of collaborating senior investigators and with postdoctoral researchers and students within the Behaviour and Health Research Unit. The successful candidate will develop and manage research projects, conduct research of international quality, and publish in high quality peer reviewed journals. The work of the post holder will include i) developing a pilot study on the impact of standing desks on energy expenditure, and ii) assessing the impact of portion size packaging on consumption of food and drink and the extent to which this is modified by executive function.
The successful candidate will have a PhD in a relevant subject, a good track record of publications in peer reviewed academic journals, be well organised, responsible, capable of using own initiative and able to work to deadlines.
For further details on the Behaviour and Health Research Unit, follow the link to our website: http://www.bhru.iph.cam.ac.uk/.
To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the link in the ‘Apply online’ section of the advert published on the University’s Job Opportunities pages: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/2695/. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Theresa Marteau email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing Date:3rd January 2013
Interview Date:17th January 2013
Reference number: RH02300
Further particulars can be found here: Further_Particulars_Research_Associate_BHRU_03 12 13