Research Assistant - School of Health Sciences

London (GB)
(£) 34804 to 36914
Tuesday, 30 June 2020
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 28 July 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Research Assistant (permanent with funding for 34 months)

Reference Number 60030979

Location Northampton Square

School / Service School of Health Sciences

Department Health Services Research & Management

Contract Duration Permanent

Hours Full-time

Salary Range (£) 34804 to 36914


Founded in 1894, City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 20,000 students (over 40% postgraduate level) from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last decade, City has almost tripled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

Led by President, Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university.

The mission of the Centre for Food Policy is to advance an integrated and inclusive approach to food policy that works for everyone, through education, research, and engagement with the world of food policy. The Centre is interdisciplinary and located in the School of Health Sciences, at City, University of London. 

A Research Assistant is sought to join the Centre for Food Policy for 34 months for an exciting newly funded research project. The study is led by Professor Corinna Hawkes, along with other researchers at other academic institutions across the UK. The study will produce guidance to local London authorities on how they can adapt their existing obesity plans to reduce inequalities in obesity by improving the diets of children aged 4-11.  


The role will involve supporting and conducting much of the research, Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) efforts, and dissemination activities such as creating the PPI engagement mechanism, developing a list of interventions and associated logic models, facilitating workshops, conducting the qualitative research and analysis, supporting quantitative data analysis, and supporting communications/dissemination activities.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will be proactive, with the passion, skills, and aptitude to work independently and help drive the project forward. The person will have proven experience working with low-income communities, facilitating groups/workshops for research purposes, and with qualitative data collection (ideally community-based participatory approaches) and thematic analysis. The successful candidate will also have some experience with quantitative data analysis and communication activities.

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date for applications: 11.59pm 28th July 2020

Interviews are scheduled for 11 August 2020

The role is available from 01 September 2020 or earlier by negotiation.

Actively working to promote equal opportunity and diversity

Academic excellence for business and the professions

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