Research Associate in Smoking Cessation

Expiring today

Bristol , City of Bristol (GB)
08 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Feb 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Research Associate in Smoking Cessation   

Job number   ACAD103158 
Division/School    School of Experimental Psychology 
Contract type     Open ended contract staff 
Working pattern     Full time 
Salary     £32,548 - £36,613 per annum 
Closing date for applications      19-Feb-2018  
A postgraduate Research Associate is required to work within the Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group (, part of the Medical Research Council Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol ( The role entails developing and testing a caffeine reduction intervention in local Stop Smoking Services. The role holder will be expected to contribute to the development of protocols and ethics applications, and lead on data collection and day-to-day project management.
The post is ideally suited to someone with a good undergraduate degree in Psychology, or a closely related discipline. Expertise of running trials, conducting laboratory studies and/or experience of working in smoking cessation research or in Stop Smoking Services would be an advantage.
Research within the group focuses on the neurobiological and genetic basis of health-related behaviours (principally tobacco and alcohol use). Key themes include the laboratory study of neurobiological pathways involved in health behaviours, the large-scale longitudinal study of genetic and environmental influences on health behaviours, and the development of novel interventions to promote positive health behavior and improve health outcomes. Opportunities to work on other projects and to contribute to the preparation of manuscripts for publication may be available.
Contact for informal enquiries: Dr Angela Attwood ( | 0117 331 7450)
The anticipated start date is Monday 2nd April 2018 and the funding supporting this role is available until 30th September 2019. 
The closing date for applications is 23:59 on Monday 19th February.

Interviews will be held in the afternoon of Tuesday 27th February.
The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.