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Research Associate/ Systematic Reviewer

Grade - 7
Hours - Part Time
Hours per week 18.25 (50% FTE)
Salary (inclusive of London allowance) - £34,635 - £41,864 per annum
Salary pro-rata for part time vacancies

An opening exists for a post-doctoral researcher with an interest in antimicrobial resistance and behaviour change to conduct a systematic review of the literature. This work forms part of the Preserving Antibiotics through Safe Stewardship (PASS) project which aims to identify and understand behaviours relevant to antibiotic prescribing across health sectors to inform the development of interventions to promote appropriate prescribing.

You will conduct a systematic review of the literature to identify: i) barriers and facilitators to behaviours relevant to antibiotic prescribing and ii) interventions promote appropriate antibiotic prescribing in primary and secondary care, community and nursing homes. You will apply theoretical models to describe identified barriers and facilitators to relevant behaviours and frameworks of intervention design and behaviour change techniques taxonomies to describe intervention content. Findings from this review will be combined with data collected from ethnographic observations, interviews and analyses of prescribing databases in order to develop and design interventions that will improve prescribing behaviour. You will be based at the UCL Centre for Behaviour Change (CBC) and will work closely with colleagues at the Institute of Education, Social Science Research Unit, EPPI-unit. You will be responsible to Dr Fabi Lorencatto, Research Lead, UCL Centre for Behaviour Change.  You will work closely with Dr Lou Atkins, Senior Teaching Fellow (CBC) and Dr Michelle Richardson (EPPI-Unit).

The position is funded for 23 months in the first instance.

Closing date: 23/01/2018
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Senior Research Associate - CUSSH

Grade - 8
Hours - Full Time
Salary (inclusive of London allowance) - £43,023 - £50,753 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities
An opening exists for an experienced and enthusiastic researcher to work on an exciting new Wellcome-funded collaborative award ‘Complex Urban Systems for Sustainability and Health (CUSSH)’. The CUSSH Consortium is led by University College London and consists of 12 other UK and overseas research partners. This post will lead the behavioural science input to this multidisciplinary project. The aim of CUSSH is to develop critical evidence on how to achieve the far-reaching transformation of cities needed to address vital environmental imperatives for population and planetary health in the 21st century. The project will use cutting-edge science and systems-based participatory methods to articulate visions of development, help shape policy decisions, and accelerate the implementation of transformational changes for health and sustainability in low, middle and high income settings. More details about the project will be provided to the shortlisted applicants.

The project will collect data across six sites, two in China, two in Africa and two in Europe.  International travel will therefore be an essential part of the job.

The post is funded for 48 months from the project start date in the first instance.

Closing date: 12/02/2018

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