Job offer available in Scotland Research Associate at University of Glasgow

Job Purpose

Addressing bias associated with non-participation in social surveys is ever more important for maintaining the value of these key data sources for understanding the social determinants of health and evaluating the health impacts of social and public health policies. The postholder will work on two projects that seek to correct estimates in the Scottish Health Survey and the Understanding Society panel study by working with linked administrative data. This will involve adapting methodology by application of multiple imputation and weighting.

The post is full time for three years in the first instance, and spans two research programmes at the MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow. It will contribute to the ‘Enhancing cohort, survey and routine data sources’ theme of the Measurement and Analysis of Socioeconomic Inequalities in Health programme, and the ‘Evaluating healthy public policies’ theme in the Informing Healthy Public Policy programme and involves collaboration with the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex and with NHS Health Scotland.

Standard Terms & Conditions

Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 7, £34,520 – £38,833 per annum.

This post has funding up to 30 September 2021.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

Interviews will be held on 10th October 2018.

Drs Linsay Gray and Peter Craig welcome informal enquiries from potential applicants to discuss this post. Please e-mail: or

Vacancy Ref : 022059, Closing Date : 10 September 2018