Research Officer (Public Health Collaborating Unit)

Opening Date:
5 Jun 2020
Closing Date:
15 Jun 2020
Salary Range:

Applications are invited for the above fixed-term, full-time post working in the School of Health Sciences in Wrexham (approximately 12 miles from Mold and Chester). The post is part of a Public Health/Academic collaborative funded by Public Health Wales. The Public Health Collaborating Unit provides a flexible and efficient resource for rapid assessment, evaluation and policy development support to serve Public Health Wales and the wider NHS. The focus of the work is applied public health research and capacity development. While work will primarily focus on Wales, it is expected to be of international interest and will involve working with international bodies including the World Health Organization. Research will include projects funded by the health service and partners, and those attracting grants from within and outside Wales. Research findings will be communicated through high quality reports and journal publications.

Duties for the post-holder will include planning, conducting, analysing and publishing public health research projects with local and national teams in Public Health Wales. This will require directly undertaking research and evaluation as well as supporting others with the development of their research and related skills. You will work collaboratively with individuals within the University, in Public Health Wales and across other Universities and public sector organisations as well as with international bodies.

Candidates should be educated to post-graduate standard (or equivalent) in a health, public health or other scientific, psychological or sociological subject – with a strong research component. Evidence of knowledge of core Public Health competencies at masters level or equivalent is also essential. Experience of playing a leading role in a major research project, specialist knowledge in research applied to health and excellent written communication skills are essential. The successful applicant is expected to be highly proficient in quantitative and qualitative analysis, a range of data collection methods and research related software.

The successful candidate will be expected to commence as soon as possible and the post is available until 31 March, 2021.

For informal enquiries, please contact, at Bangor University, Professor Lynne Williams, tel: (01248) 383170, e-mail:; and for Public Health Wales contact Professor Karen Hughes, tel: (03000) 858307,e-mail: