Post-doctoral Researcher

Social, Genetic & Dev Psychiatry MRC

London, Denmark Hill Campus


  • Posted on: 19th Feb 2021
  • Salary: £38,304, including London Weighting Allowance
  • REF: 016665
  • Closes: 31st March 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Job Description

This post is for a post-doctoral research worker to supervise data collection, management and analysis from a Wellcome Trust funded study exploring psychological processes such as fear learning as predictors of response to psychological treatment of anxiety. The post holder will be actively involved in project management, liaison with the company undertaking app development (to deliver the fear conditioning task), data management and statistical analysis. The post holder will be based in the Emotional Development, Intervention and Treatment (EDIT) Lab within the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience.
Key Responsibilities

• Project management

• Liaison with App Development company

• Data management and data preparation

• Statistical analysis

• Serve as first author on scientific publications arising from the project, under supervision of the Professor Thalia Eley and other collaborators

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.
Skills, Knowledge, & Experience

Essential criteria

• PhD, preferably in psychology

• Strong background in teamwork and project management

• Advanced expertise in the analysis of fear conditioning data

• Data management skills including extraction of data from apps, and combining of data across different data sources

• Experience of remote data collection using smartphone apps and online questionnaire platforms such as Qualtrics

• Experience working in data protection (e.g. writing DPIAs)

Desirable criteria

• Experience working in an app development environment

This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service and Occupational Health clearance.

This post will be offered on an a fixed-term contract for 9 months

This is a full-time post – 100% full time equivalent

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