Vacancy: Research Assistant/Research Associate

Research Assistant/Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR) and the MRC Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge are offering an opportunity to join a vibrant research group at a leading university and to contribute to important public health research on limiting proliferation of hot food takeaways. We are seeking to appoint a researcher with proven expertise in the collection and analysis of qualitative data, to work on the research project “Exploring the nature and acceptability of local authority actions to restrict proliferation of hot food takeaways in England: preparation for a large-scale evaluation“, funded by the National Institute for Health Research School for Public Health Research. Following a national survey of local authorities, we are currently developing a typology of local authority planning-led approaches to limiting proliferation of hot-food takeaways. We will then select around three representative areas for further study. With this post, we seek to understand experiences and acceptability of planning approaches to limiting takeaway proliferation in our three case-study areas, among key stakeholders including local authority officers, elected councillors, representatives of relevant civil society groups, and takeaway owners.

  • Closing date: 28 March 2018. Interviews are likely to take place on 10 April 2018.
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