The Center for Leadership at ESADE Business School is searching for a Post-doc or Master’s Graduate (including those with interest in pursuing a PhD), to join Alhambra, a project tendered by the European Commission (EC) to address 6 large inter-connected alcohol policy research areas with regards to European alcohol production, sales, consumption and policy responses.
The candidate will join the research group in ESADE and the larger international research team of Alhambra.
In Alhambra, ESADE is responsible for two distinct areas of work. The first aims to assess the alcohol impacts beyond the health sector, and highlight the centrality of Health in All Policies for addressing alcohol related harm, like considering health impacts in marketing, taxation, agriculture, education etc.
This work will further unpack alcohol’s impact on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), looking into its negative economic and social consequences loss of earnings, unemployment, family problems, violence, crime, stigma, barriers to healthcare, as well as the broader environment, biodiversity, water and food resources, climate, cities, etc.
Unravelling the interrelations between alcohol and the SDGs, its positive and negative impacts and related socio-economic externalities, and how this links to non-health policies will inform the development of a compelling case for : Alcohol In All relevant Policies.
A second area of work addresses workplace policies for alcohol prevention and control. Alcohol consumption has more effect on job productivity than on number of workdays missed, with associated costs being about half of the total social cost of alcohol in the EU.
From an analysis of effective policies across Europe a set of policy measures will be developed for uptake in large employers and SMEs.
Both strands of work will draw from data from a series of systematic reviews, analyses of existing grey literature, key informants’ interviews and bring in knowledge and know-how from other partners in the international consortium, to finally triangulate all the evidence to develop key recommendations for the EU.
The candidate will be responsible for the development of several systematic literature reviews and the coordination of interviews with key European stakeholders, preparing publications and reports, and the day to day running of the project.
S / he will also contribute and be engaged to different extents in other ongoing projects and proposals, European research and collaborations.
We are looking for a candidate with strong skills and track record in undertaking systematic literature reviews ideally with publication experience.
Skills would include analyses of contextual and policy contexts, and understanding of the health / alcohol field and the broader socio-economic and sustainability 2030 Agenda and discourse.
S / he will have excellent oral and written communication skills in English, strong qualitative analytic skills and flexibility for international work.
The job position is based in ESADE (Barcelona and Sant Cugat Campus) with home working in the current COVID-19 situation.
The position is offered for years, starting beginning of November 2020. Salary full time starts at year, according to experience.
Please send your CV and cover letter to Eva Jané Llopis (). Please state RESEARCH POSITION 2021 002EJ in the subject of your email.