Working together to tackle inequalities
and improve the health of the public

Vacancies and Placements

This post is full time and fixed-term for a period of 24 months, to start as soon as possible.

The salary is £31,866 – £33,797 per annum and the terms and conditions of employment will be those for Grade 7 staff.

Closing Date: 26th August 2020

Interview Date: 7th or 21st September 2020

We are seeking to appoint a Research Associate to join the SIPHER (Systems science in Public Health and Health Economics Research) consortium. Preventing ill health related to the “social determinants of health” requires well-coordinated policies across many sectors. SIPHER will deliver novel evidence of the costs and benefits of the complex, interlinked and long-term consequences of policy decisions. For further details of SIPHER, see https://sipher.ac.uk/.

The Research Associate will be part of Workstrand 6 (WS6) of the SIPHER consortium. This workstrand concerns social valuations of cross-sectoral outcomes and equity implications, to provide insight into how people value different policy outcomes (e.g. increased income versus improved health) and different distributions of outcomes (increased total income versus increased income inequality). The work will include: designing stated preference studies, preparing research ethics applications, assisting in the hosting of discussion group sessions, statistical analysis of stated preference data, econometric analysis of self-reported outcomes data, helping to disseminate research findings and helping to prepare funding applications.

For further information about the role, including the person specification and how to apply, please visit the University of Sheffield jobs web pages at www.sheffield.ac.uk/jobs. The job reference number is : UOS026028.

For informal enquiries about this job and the recruiting department please contact Professor Aki Tsuchiya ().

For administration queries and details on the application process please contact the recruitment and selection co-ordinator Emma Bennett (heds-support@sheffield.ac.uk).

This post is full time and fixed-term for a period of 18 months, to start as soon as possible.

The salary is £31,866 – £33,797 per annum and the terms and conditions of employment will be those for Grade 7 staff.

Closing Date: 21st August 2020

Interview Date: 3rd September 2020

We are seeking to appoint a Research Associate to join the SIPHER (Systems science in Public Health and Health Economics Research) consortium. Preventing ill health related to the “social determinants of health” requires well-coordinated policies across many sectors. SIPHER will deliver novel evidence of the costs and benefits of the complex, interlinked and long-term consequences of policy decisions. For further details of SIPHER, see https://sipher.ac.uk/.

The Research Associate will be part of Workstrand 6 (WS6) of the SIPHER consortium. This workstrand concerns social valuations of cross-sectoral outcomes and equity implications, to provide insight into how people value different policy outcomes (e.g. increased income versus improved health) and different distributions of outcomes (increased total income versus increased income inequality). The work will include: designing discussion group sessions with members of the public and policy makers, preparing research ethics applications, leading discussion group sessions, qualitative analysis of the transcripts, helping to disseminate research findings and helping to prepare funding applications.

For further information about the role, including the person specification and how to apply, please visit the University of Sheffield jobs web pages at www.sheffield.ac.uk/jobs. The job reference number is UOS025999.

For informal enquiries about this job and the recruiting department please contact Professor Aki Tsuchiya ().

For administration queries and details on the application process please contact the recruitment and selection co-ordinator Lauren Hartley (heds-support@sheffield.ac.uk).

PhD Studentship

Due to uncertainty surrounding the impact of Covid-19 we have paused recruitment to this PhD Studentship. We will provide an update as soon as we have more information on when this opportunity may be re-opened. In the mean time if you would like an informal conversation about the post please contact Aki or Robin.

Aggregating multi-domain wellbeing across individuals

 

The studentship will be supported for 3.5 years from 1st October 2020.

You will be provided with a full award paying home fees and maintenance at the standard Research Council rates, as well as a Research Training Support Grant.

This PhD studentship is offered as part of the SIPHER Consortium.  Preventing ill health related to the “social determinants of health” requires well-coordinated policies across many sectors.  SIPHER is a major investment by the UK Prevention Research Partnership, which brings together scientists across six universities, three government partners at local, regional and national level, and ten practice partner organisations.  SIPHER will deliver novel evidence of the costs and benefits of the complex, interlinked and long-term consequences of policy decisions.

The PhD will be part of Work Stream 6 of the SIPHER consortium.  This Work Stream concerns social valuations of cross-sectoral outcomes and equity implications, to provide insight into how people value different policy outcomes (e.g. increased income versus improved health) and different distributions of outcomes (increased total income versus increased income inequality).

More Information and How to Apply

For an informal conversation about this opportunity please contact Aki Tsuchiya () or Robin Purshouse ().

Closing Date: To Be Confirmed

We are happy to discuss potential research visits/placements, hear from prospective PhD students or from researchers with an interest in social determinants and whole-systems policy design.who would like to get involved in SIPHER research.

We are always keen to develop new links with interested research centres, local and national governments, as well as health- and social justice-focused charities and interest groups. We want to ensure our new methods and findings are helpful to everyone who may use them. Please get in touch!

Please contact Consortium Directors
Professor Petra Meier
Petra.Meier@glasgow.ac.uk
Professor Robin Purshouse
r.purshouse@sheffield.ac.uk.