Research Associate (Public Health Economic Modelling) - (2 posts)

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Health Economics and Decision Science (HEDS) section in the School of Medicine & Population Health to join the research team at the forefront of public health economic microsimulation modelling. Two posts are available.

You will work on applied and methodological research projects focussed on policies that Local Authorities in England could implement across the areas of consumption of foods high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS foods), alcoholic beverages and tobacco products. You will contribute to project work focussed on quantitative analyses of commercial determinants of health, writing future research & consultancy proposals, dissemination of research findings through peer-reviewed publications, academic conferences and engagement with policy and practice stakeholders and the public.

You will develop your methodological research interests, and could contribute to delivery of Masters level teaching, and supervising postgraduate research students.

You should have a Masters and PhD, or equivalent work experience, in a relevant numerate subject, for example, mathematics, operational research, statistics or economics. Ideally, you should have an emerging track record of peer-reviewed publications and research impact.

What We Offer

● 41 days annual leave (including closure days and Bank Holidays), with the possibility to purchase up to ten additional days.
● Up to 5 days of paid time off to cover emergency caring responsibilities.
● A commitment to work life balance including, flexible working opportunities and hybrid working where possible.
● A highly competitive pension scheme.
● Discounts at participating shops and cinemas, and a cycle to work scheme.
● A commitment to your development, with programmes, learning modules and mentoring schemes.
● An inclusive and diverse workplace.
● A commitment to your wellbeing, with confidential emotional support, support for those going through the menopause, experiencing fertility treatment and having a baby, paid leave for IVF treatment and more.

Further information can be found at https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/jobs/benefits

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and University.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

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