The post-doctoral fellow will perform qualitative and quantitative research within the ACT_ATAC study, a cohort study funded by the Spanish Government. The ACT_ATAC study aims to identify the predictors associated with smoking cessation in smokers under treatment for alcohol and/or cannabis treated in drug treatment centers (DTC).
This mixed methods project combines qualitative and quantitative designs in three sub studies. Study I discussion groups: of clinical professionals of DTC to explore the barriers/facilitators of these smokers in quitting and the interventions carried out. Study II Prospective cohort of 726 smokers in alcohol and/or cannabis treatment that will be followed-up for 12 months. Study III discussion groups: with smokers under alcohol and/or cannabis treatment selected according to their typology.
The post-doctoral researcher will perform tasks related to the study, including participation in the focus groups, follow-ups evaluation, data processing and analysis. The fellow will co-lead with the Principal Investigator (Dr. Martínez) the analysis and dissemination of the results: preparation of reports, scientific publications, and presentation of results at conferences. The researcher will work together with the Principal Investigator and the ACT_ATAC team composed by epidemiologists, sociologists and clinicians.
- Doctoral degree in biological/medical sciences or at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience at the time of the call deadline.
to apply for a Standard European Fellowships (ST) the candidate must not have resided or carried out the main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Spain for more than 12 months between 9th September 2017 and 9th September 2020.
For the Career Restart Panel (CAR) or the Reintegration Panel (RI) application, the candidate must not have resided or carried out the main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Spain for more than 36 months between 9th September 2017 and 9th September 2020
- Additional skills and knowledge:
- Master of Public Health, Community Health, or Health Policy
- Proven ability to work with initiative and discretion
- Proven ability to work in team environment
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Interest in tobacco control and implementation research
- Fluent English language
- Experience in:
- High-level statistic and analytic skills in data acquisition, management, cleaning and data processing for research studies using either SPSS, SAS, STATA
- Expert in statistical methods in applied health research, be able to conduct analysis of large-scale health care data and have demonstrated experience in the application of multivariate statistical methods.
- Intermediate knowledge in qualitative research methods, data analysis and write up of findings (experience of using Nvivo or an equivalent computer-based qualitative approach will be appreciated)
- Manuscript submission and peer review process
- Writing funding proposal such as grants and fellowships
- Knowledge of Spanish or Catalan would be a benefit
- 24-months contract under MSCA-IF conditions.
- Curriculum Vitae
- Cover Letter
- 2 reference contacts
Deadline for sending CVs will be next 1st June 2020