An Investigative Research Assistant is sought to work on the TobaccoTactics website in the Tobacco Control Research Group. TobaccoTactics.org is a unique resource that summarizes research and monitoring findings on the tobacco industry and its allies in an evidence-based and user-friendly format.
The position will focus on researching and writing new material exposing the activities of international tobacco companies, their allies and front groups. It will also require the maintenance and updating of existing content and turning items into outputs for the national and international media and other stakeholders.
We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated researcher to join the thriving Tobacco Control Research Group (TCRG) at the University of Bath and lead research on the tobacco industry.
You will develop, lead and contribute to new and ongoing research projects relevant to STOP which may include:
- the development and marketing of tobacco and new nicotine products, including critically examining tobacco industry targeting of vulnerable groups and circumvention of legislation; and/or
- tobacco industry interests in harm reduction; and/or
- tobacco industry influence on public health policy at global, regional and national levels
The Tobacco Control Research Group (TCRG) at the University of Bath offers a visiting fellowship of one year for individuals wanting to conduct research into the strategies used by the tobacco industry to influence public health policies in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). The TCRG, one of the University of Bath’s leading research groups, is a multi-disciplinary group directed by Professor Anna Gilmore. Globally recognised for its research on the tobacco industry, it is a dynamic, multidisciplinary, award-winning research group.
The aim of this fellowship is to host an early career researcher from a LMIC to improve knowledge and skills and develop into a future leader in tobacco industry monitoring and research. Applications are welcome from citizens of any LMIC (as defined by the World Bank income groups) and we particularly encourage applications from people based in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.