Research Assistant/Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow in Behavioural Science
Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology
Duties and Responsibilities
An exciting opportunity exists for a highly motivated researcher in behavioural science to work on the Complex Urban Systems for Sustainability and Health (CUSSH) programme.
CUSSH is a Wellcome Trust funded delivering key global research on the systems that connect urban development and population health. The CUSSH Consortium is led by UCL and consists of 12 other UK and overseas research partners. We are a multidisciplinary team of experts in public health, behavioural science, system dynamics, environmental epidemiology, civil engineering, political science and urban planning.
In each of six cities London (UK), Rennes (France), Kisumu and Nairobi (Kenya), Beijing and Ningbo (China,) CUSSH has developed close partnerships with local organisations. Through these partnerships the project aims to support transformative policy interventions in areas including energy, transport, green infrastructure, water and sanitation, and housing.
You will design and conduct interdisciplinary research and stakeholder engagement in the CUSSH partner cities, with a specific focus on the use of evidence, theory and methods from behavioural science, in conjunction with the use of participatory and systems research methods. You will be an active member of the the world-leading UCL Centre for Behaviour Change and will have opportunities to shape the centres activities in Environment and Sustainability.
This is a full-time post funded for 12 months in the first instance, with the possibility of extension of up to 6 months. We are able to consider flexible working arrangements including part-time and job-share arrangements.
For appointment as a Research Assistant (Grade 6), you will have a 2.1 (or higher) in Psychology or related subject and a Masters degree in Psychology, Behavioural Science or a closely related field, or equivalent research experience. You will have experience working on large, multidisciplinary, or international research projects and will be able to demonstrate good knowledge of behavioural science evidence, theory and methods. You will be skilled in communicating effectively and working collaboratively as part of a team.
Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at Research Assistant Grade 6B (salary 32,217 – 33,958 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.
For appointment as a Research Fellow (Grade 7), you will have a 2.1 (or higher) in Psychology or related subject and a PhD in Psychology, Behavioural Science or a closely related field, or equivalent research experience. You will have experience collaborating in multidisciplinary international research projects, with a track record of peer-reviewed publications, and will be able to demonstrate excellent knowledge of behavioural science evidence, theory and methods in relation to environmental sustainability and health. You will be skilled in facilitating group teaching, training or workshops and working collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team.
For appointment as a Senior Research Fellow (Grade 8), you will additionally be able to demonstrate substantial postdoctoral experience in leading research to develop or evaluate behaviour change interventions, either in an academic or applied settings.
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We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.
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6 Feb 2022
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