Postdoctoral Research Associate in Food Insecurity Interventions – Grade 7

University of Liverpool

We’re in search of an bold Postdoctoral Researcher with understanding of public well being and family meals insecurity and abilities in evaluating complicated interventions to be part of a analysis programme trialling improvements within the meals system.

The SALIENT consortium is drawn from eight universities (Oxford, Cambridge, Warwick, Birmingham, Hertfordshire, Liverpool, London College of Hygiene and Tropical Medication, and Queen Mary College of London) and two analysis institutes (Nesta and the Behavioural Insights Staff).

It’s funded by UK authorities departments (DEFRA, FSA, DLUHC, DHSC, DfE and the Cupboard Workplace) by way of the Financial and Social Analysis Council (ESRC). The intention of SALIENT is to co-design and consider interventions that assist more healthy diets and scale back the environmental impacts of our meals system, working with carefully with stakeholders throughout the meals system.

On this College of Liverpool-based submit, the post-holder, with assist and management from Dr Rachel Loopstra, may have a lead function in growing and conducting analysis(s) of initiatives aiming to extend entry to wholesome meals and enhance well-being for folks experiencing meals insecurity and on low incomes. Trials shall be carried out in partnership with community-based meals support organisations. The duties of the submit will contain shut working with stakeholder companions, serving to to develop the research protocol and knowledge assortment instruments and procedures, literature evaluations, frontline knowledge assortment utilizing each qualitative and survey strategies, quantitative and qualitative knowledge evaluation, and all phases of the publication course of. We count on that the outcomes of the analysis(s) will lead to a number of high-quality scientific publications along with stories for frontline organisations and policymakers.

The analysis(s) shall be one in every of a number of trials which are applied as a part of the SALIENT programme. The appointed post-doctoral researcher may have alternative to take part within the wider programme of analysis and work with members throughout the consortium, in addition to profit from the wealthy analysis surroundings within the Division of Public Well being, Coverage and Programs on the College of Liverpool.

Ideally, you’ll have expertise conducting evaluations of complicated public well being interventions and data and expertise of working within the UK¿s group meals and assist sector (or comparable out of the country context). Different related expertise contains analysis in areas of meals coverage, dietary inequalities, meals insecurity, and programs considering, in addition to expertise working with stakeholders throughout the meals system. You can be required to journey elsewhere in England recurrently to undertake fieldwork and take part in analysis conferences. Specifically, one trial will possible happen in London.

It’s best to have: – Expertise of endeavor proof syntheses
– Expertise of designing and managing complicated intervention evaluations – Potential to conduct qualitative analysis together with interviews and focus teams – Potential to conduct survey analysis – Expertise analysing of qualitative and quantitative knowledge
– Profitable publication of first creator, peer-reviewed analysis papers – PhD in related topic, utilizing combined strategies, and ideally with a give attention to public well being or analysis of complicated interventions – Understanding and expertise of assessments of the deliverability and evaluability of inhabitants well being interventions – Fluency in English
– Wonderful communication abilities, each written and oral – Sturdy abilities and expertise of working collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary workforce – Extremely organised, capable of prioritise and work effectively to agreed targets and timelines – Motivated particular person with a powerful need to be taught and a willingness to contribute to the broader efforts of the analysis workforce
– Confirmed abilities in working independently, a capability to resolve analysis associated issues and challenges, and to take care of uncertainty

This submit is for a fixed-term contract with a present finish date of 31 March 2025 with risk for a future extension.

You’ll have a PhD in a related topic space.

Any candidates who’re nonetheless awaiting their PhD to be awarded must be conscious that if profitable, they are going to be appointed at grade 6, backbone level 30.  Upon written affirmation that they’ve been profitable in being awarded their PhD, they are going to be moved onto grade 7, backbone level 31 from the date of their award.

The College has the correct to shut the emptiness early whether it is deemed that there have been sufficient functions acquired 

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