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I wanted to make the list aware of a position we have just advertised at Cardiff University, UK. I
would be grateful if you could circulate to anyone you think may be interested. Brief details of the
post are given below but for further details and an application pack, see 

Best wishes, 



Research Associate/Statistician
Cardiff Institute of Society, Health and Ethics (CISHE), Cardiff School of Social Sciences, Cardiff

EU Teenage Project

Based in the Cardiff Institute of Society, Health and Ethics (CISHE) you will provide statistical
input into the analysis and reporting of survey and trial data collected in the course of ongoing
projects within CISHE. These analyses will involve a number of methods, including social network
analysis and multilevel modelling. You will use SIENA to undertake social network analysis of data
from the ASSIST trial, in order to investigate the relationship between peer influence and smoking
behaviour in adolescence. You will utilise multilevel modelling to reanalyse adolescent smoking
trial datasets, looking in particular at intervention effects by socio-economic status. In addition
to data analysis, you will contribute to methodological development in the field of dynamic social
network analysis and the design and analysis of cluster randomised trials.

You should have a PhD or Masters in a relevant discipline (medical or social statistics,
psychology, health economics, medical sociology, health services research, public health or
epidemiology.  You should have working experience in the field of dynamic social network analysis
using SIENA, combined with strong statistical skills (including multilevel modelling). Interest in
public health/heath promotion/health psychology or medical sociology is essential as is excellent
communication skills, the capacity to work well within a team, and the ability to write clearly. 
Research interest in adolescent smoking behaviour is desirable.

This post is fixed-term for 1 year.

Salary: £27466 - £32796 per annum

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Laurence Moore, telephone: +44 (0) 29 2087 9609,
e-mail: [log in to unmask]

Closing Date: 20 March 2008.

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