Statistician/Health Researcher (Grade 7)

Opening Date:
6 Jul 2015
Closing Date:
29 Jul 2015
Salary Range:

The School of Health Sciences is seeking to appoint a statistician to work on the Determining the Impact of Smoking Point of Sale Legislation Among Youth (DISPLAY) Study (0.6 FTE) and provide statistical support for the Institute of Social Marketing (0.3 FTE). The DISPLAY Study is a six year policy evaluation study funded by the National Institute of Health Research, and is collaboration between the Universities of Stirling, St Andrews and Edinburgh, ScotCen and the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research & Policy. The study consists of four strands: a spatial analysis of retail outlets; a retail tobacco marketing audit; a survey of secondary school pupils; and a focus group survey.

The primary role of the post holder on the DISPLAY Study will be to lead on the longitudinal analysis of the data sets and work with a second Grade 7 Statistician to coordinate statistical analyses and synthesize data from the different research strands of the study. As a member of the DISPLAY team, the role holder will work closely with the PIs of the different stands of the DISPLAY Collaboration. He/she will be part of the DISPLAY steering group. In addition, the post holder will provide senior statistical advice on a variety of social marketing and tobacco control studies.

The successful candidate will have formal training in statistical analysis and possess advanced multi-variate statistical expertise, including training and skills in longitudinal analysis. He/she will have experience in working in multidisciplinary teams. The position would suit an outstanding early career academic, with the expectation being that they would develop a strong track record of high level publications on the topic of the grant to be published during the period of the study.

The post is for a fixed term until 31 December 2017.

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Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Sally Haw ( or 01786 466381).