Department of Behavioural Science and Health

UCL Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group

Research Fellow in Behavioural Science

Vacancy Ref: 1884694 

Salary (inclusive of London allowance): £36,770 – £39,843 per annum

An opening exists for a post-doctoral researcher to work within the UCL Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group at UCL to help lead a 2-year UKPRP-funded work package on developing and integrating new data sources to inform action ( The successful applicant will be expected to provide academic leadership on the work package, collecting and analysing data, and the writing of relevant research grants and papers. They will be expected to develop a sound understanding of behaviour change theory and methods, issues of replicability in science, and state-of-the-art approaches to the evaluation and modelling of population-level trends and policies. They will be also expected to foster and develop research collaborations with other partners in the SPECTRUM consortium.

The successful candidate will have a completed or nearly completed PhD in Psychology, Epidemiology, Public Health or related area; track record of publishing high-quality research (ideally involving survey analysis and modelling techniques); experience of independent and multidisciplinary collaborative research; understanding of reproducible research and expertise with statistical modelling and appropriate software (ideally R); and experience of presenting at international conferences or to public health policy groups. Excellent written and verbal communication, and organisational skills, research integrity, and ability to take initiative are essential and skills and an interest in open science is desirable.

The appointment is available from September 2022 for 2 years.

Closing date: 20th Jun 2022, Interview date: 1st Jul 2022

Informal enquiries should be made to: Prof Jamie Brown ( or Prof Lion Shahab (

More details and the application form are available at

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