University of York: Research Associate x 2

Department: Health Sciences
Based at: University of York and other locations
Hours of work: Full-time
Contract status: Fixed term
Salary: £32,817 - £40,322 a year
Apply by: 06/11/2019
Job Reference: 7987

The Department of Health Sciences is looking to appoint 2 Research Fellows with experience in epidemiology, and with advanced quantitative skills and competency in Stata.

In role 1 you will contribute to the Healthy Livelihoods theme of ActEarly, a new programme of preventive research, under the supervision of Professor Kate Pickett.

In role 2 you will contribute to the Evaluation theme of ActEarly, a new programme of preventive research, under the supervision of Dr Jane West (BIHR Director of Public Health Research), Professor Kate Pickett and Dr Maria Bryant.

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Team Leader, Nutrition Science (SACN and research)

Civil Service: Grade 7

Job Reference Number:       [919-LB-13360470-EXT]

Job title: Team Leader, Nutrition Science (SACN)

Employer: Public Health England

Department: Diet, Obesity & Physical Activity, Health Improvement

Location: London

Salary: £51,163 - £61,976 per annum

Hours:  37.5 hours/week

Job Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 20th October 2019

Interview Date: 18 November 2019

Public Health England exists to protect and improve the nation’s health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities. We do this through world-leading science, knowledge and intelligence, advocacy, partnerships and the delivery of specialist public health services. We are an executive agency of the Department of Health and Social Care, and a distinct delivery organisation with operational autonomy. We provide government, local government, the NHS, Parliament, industry and the public with evidence-based professional, scientific and delivery expertise and support.

The Diet, Obesity and Physical Activity Division works to support the delivery of PHE’s work to improve diet and nutrition and combat obesity. The Division provides scientific and policy advice on nutrition, physical activity and obesity, nutrition surveillance and monitoring and supports weight management services. The Division, which is made up of about 50 people, comprises 9 teams: Nutrition Science (SACN); Dietary Surveys and Food Composition; Obesity and Healthy Weight; Dietary Improvement; Nutrition Advice; Physical Activity; UK Nutrition Health Claims Committee (UKNHCC); International work and Business Management. It also works closely with a number of other teams across PHE.

The Diet Obesity and Physical Activity Division is seeking an experienced scientist with proven senior management and leadership skills. The post holder will lead the SACN team providing advice on nutrition science and will make a significant contribution to nutrition policy through provision of expert advice across Public Health England, the Department of Health and Social Care and other government departments.

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