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Research Assistant/Research Fellow in Centre for Behaviour Change

Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology

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UCL, Gower Street, London, UK

Overview

  • Posted on: 16th Nov 2021
  • Salary: Grade 6B £32,217 - £33,958 per annum or Grade 7 £36,770 -£44,388 per annum
  • REF: 1880514
  • Closes: 30th November 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time, Part Time

Duties and Responsibilities

An exciting opportunity exists for a highly motivated researcher with an interest in behaviour change, maternal health and eHealth/mHealth to work on the Primary prevention of maternal ANaemia to avoid preterm Delivery and other Adverse outcomes (PANDA) programme of research. Panda is a 2.4 million project funded by the National Institutes of Health Research (NIHR) Programme Grants scheme. It involves a multidisciplinary team of experts in haematology, obstetrics, midwifery, behavioural science, health psychology, primary care, clinical trials, statistics, and health economics.

The postholder will be involved in workstream 2 of PANDA in the first instance, piloting and evaluating the behavioural intervention for feasibility and acceptability.

The post is for 6 months to cover maternity leave (November 15th 2021 July 8th 2022).

Key Requirements

Applicants for the Research Assistant (Grade 6B) post will have a 2.1 (or higher) in a first degree in psychology or a related subject area, and ideally also a MSc in Health Psychology, Behavioural Science or a closely related field. They will have some demonstrated ability to use qualitative and quantitative methods, and the ability to develop and evaluate interventions to change behaviour. They will demonstrate evidence of being able to manage research projects and have excellent organisational skills. They will also be able to rapidly build rapport with academic collaborators from other disciplines and to learn about those disciplines.

Applicants for the Research Fellow post (Grade 7) will have a 2.1 (or higher) in a first degree in Psychology or a related subject area, and a PhD in Psychology, Behavioural Science or a closely related field. They will have excellent research skills and demonstrated expertise in using qualitative and quantitative methods, ideally primary research to explore factors influencing behaviour. They will also have demonstrated expertise in developing and evaluating interventions to change behaviour, ideally in developing digital (eHealth/mHealth) interventions. They will have a track record of publishing research in high quality journals and of managing research projects independently. They will show evidence of an ability to rapidly build rapport with academic collaborators from other disciplines and to learn about those disciplines.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of the page.

To apply for this vacancy please click the apply now button below.

For further information relating to the post please contact Dr Elise Crayton (e.crayton@ucl.ac.uk).

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

UCL Taking Action for Equality

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date

30 Nov 2021

Latest time for the submission of applications

23:59

Interview date

TBC

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality.

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.

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