Welcome to CSUR Research and Consultancy.

CSUR is a specialist research agency assisting companies with the behavioural research required to obtain a marketing authorization through the Pre-Market Tobacco Product Application (PMTA) process.

CSUR is also expert in behavioural research to support applications for companies seeking to market new tobacco products with modified risk and/or modified exposure messaging through the MRTPA pathway.

Centre for Substance Use Research Ltd is a multi-disciplinary research agency providing behavioural science support to companies submitting applications for PMTA, MRTP and TPD approval.

What is PMTA?
In May 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), through its Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), finalized a rule – referred to as the ‘Final Deeming Rule’ – that deemed all products meeting the statutory definition of “tobacco product” in section 70 201(rr) of the FD&C Act (21 U.S.C. 321(rr)) to be subject to chapter IX of the FD&C Act. This meant that in order for any new tobacco product to be authorized for marketing a Pre-Market Tobacco Application (PMTA) must be submitted to FDA. A PMTA must provide substantial scientific evidence to demonstrate a product is ‘appropriate for the protection of public health’ in order to be granted a marketing authorization.

The Centre for Substance Use Research (CSUR) is expert in the design, conduct and reporting of the behavioral studies advised by the FDA in demonstrating a products ‘appropriateness’ by assessing the risks and benefits of a product on the population as a whole and the risk perceptions and use intentions in relation to the product.

You can find out more info here.

What is MRTP?
In order to list a tobacco product as a “Modified Risk Tobacco Product” manufacturers/brands need to provide scientific evidence to substantiate their modified risk claims or modified exposure claims. CSUR is expert in the behavioural research in support of an MRTP application.

find out more about our Tobacco Products Prevalence study

Our Services

We offer a wide variety of services in order to allow you to reach your goals.

Areas of Research and expertise

Our Location

Centre for Substance Use Research Ltd,

4 Woodside Terrace


G3 7UY 

Get in Touch

Get in touch with us today and arrange an appointment to speak to our team.

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About Us

Since opening in 1994 CSUR has become one of the leading research centres providing behavioural science support to companies seeking regulatory approval for their ENDS products. CSUR is committed to undertaking rigorous, ethical, and impactful research to further the goal of reducing smoking related health harm

Dr Neil Mckeganey

Founding Director

Our Expertise

Conceptual Development

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Creation of Research documentation

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Obtaining IRB Approval

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Data Collection

CSUR use its experience in Data Collection using probabilistic…

Data Analysis

The research team within CSUR is experienced in both quantitative..

Presentation of Research Findings

CSUR staff have extensive experience in presenting…

Qualitative Analysis

Qualitative research expertise include familiarity working with structured…

Quantitative Analysis

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Science Writing

Includes peer-review publication and confidentiality reporting…

Multimedia Events

We are involved in a large number a multimedia events around the world.

Marketing of Research findings

Includes infographic creation.

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Quantitative Researcher

We are looking to recruit a Quantitative Researcher for our Glasgow office to be part of a team expert in quantitative public health research. Since 2014, the Centre has been undertaking regulatory science research, including cross sectional and longitudinal studies, to evaluate the public health impact of electronic cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems.

The successful applicant will contribute to the statistical expertise within the Centre; ensure studies undertaken are executed to a high level of statistical rigour; be experienced in the analysis and publication of quantitative data; and excel at working to a high level of detail in a diverse and often time-critical, high-pressure environment.
This post would require you to have:

·       Experience of analysing data sets with commonly used statistical software packages, specifically Python, R, SPSS, or SAS.

·       An ability to confidently interpret and present of study findings to regulatory bodies and professional and lay audiences to tell the story of the impact of the findings on public health and policy.

·       A master’s qualification or above in maths or statistics

Funding has been secured for 5 years initially. If successful, you would be working in a supportive exciting research environment with an attractive salary package which in addition offers incentive-based payments. Our work is all about research within a fast paced and dynamic team, you won’t be burdened by admin or, bureaucracy nor will you need to divide your attention to teach or tutor. University graduates with a background in maths or stats are also welcome to apply. 

We offer a generous Royal London Insurance pension, life insurance, good sickness benefits, and private health insurance. We work from beautiful recently refurbished offices in the West End of Glasgow and offer a supportive, open work environment where all our staff are valued and well resourced. We allow our staff to work from home one day a week but, essentially, we are office based.

If you are interested in this post, please send a CV and a letter of application to Ms Suman Joshi, [email protected].

We are hiring

we are looking for a quantitative researcher