Research Fellow, School of Psychology

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£33,797 to £35,845 per annum (pro rata)
Monday, 22 March 2021
End of advertisement period
Monday, 12 April 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Part Time

Application closing date 12/04/2021
Salary £33,797 to £35,845 per annum (pro rata)
Job category/type Research

Research Fellow - Part-time (0.6fte)

Job description

This postdoctoral research position will be based in the Research Centre for Stress Trauma and Related Conditions (STARC) in the School of Psychology at Queen’s University Belfast. The post is expected to commence in July 2021 until December 2022.

You will conduct research on the health and wellbeing of military veteran families in the UK. The UK Veterans Family Study is a mixed methods project in which researchers will conduct individual interviews and focus groups with veteran family members and service providers. Researchers will also design and implement a psychological wellbeing survey. You will primarily focus on the latter quantitative components of the project. In addition, there will be a focus on project coordination and administration.

This is a unique opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary team of academics and service providers from across all 4 nations of the UK.

Please note that this position is part-time and the candidate will be required to work 3 days per week. The days of work are flexible and will be agreed between the candidate and the PI.

The successful candidate must have, and you should clearly demonstrate this in your CV/Cover letter:

  • Honours Degree in Psychology or related discipline
  • A PhD in Psychology, Epidemiology, Statistics or related discipline.
  • At least 3 years relevant research experience.
  • Demonstrable experience of having worked with multidisciplinary teams involved in research.
  • Understanding of issues with data confidentiality/security/data sharing.
  • Project management experience preferably in an academic setting.
  • Demonstrable experience of participant recruitment in complex environments and/or on sensitive topics
  • Demonstrable experience of designing and collecting quantitative survey data, including using online survey software such as Qualtrics.
  • Demonstrable experience of using a range of statistical packages (for example, AMOS, MPlus, R, SPSS, etc.)
  • Demonstrable experience of presenting research nationally and/or internationally.

For full job details and criteria please see the Candidate Information link on our website by clicking ‘apply’.  You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information please contact Resourcing Team, Queen's University Belfast, BT7 1NN.  Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email resourcing@qub.ac.uk.

Queen’s University Belfast is a driver of innovation based on our talented, multinational workforce. Throughout the University, our academics are collaborating across disciplines to develop new discoveries and insights, working with outside agencies and institutions on projects of international significance. We are connected and networked with strategic partnerships across the world, helping us to expand our impact on wider society locally, nationally and globally. The University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best global talent within an environment that enables them to realise their full potential.

The School of Psychology works hard to ensure that it provides an inclusive and supportive environment for all staff and students. Many School staff have family or caring responsibilities and the School has implemented policies which flexibly support their needs.  The School recognises and respects the diversity of its staff and students whether in relation to their ethnicity, cultural background or sexual orientation. Receiving an Athena Gold departmental award confirms our commitment in promoting gender equality and makes Queen’s a recognised leader in equal opportunities.  We are ranked 1st in the UK for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, (Innovate UK) 9th in the UK for University facilities (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018) and 14th in the UK for research quality (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).

Based in Belfast, a modern capital city, our beautiful campus is surrounded by abundant acres of parkland and is renowned as one of the safest and affordable cities in the UK. The choice of local Schools from pre-nursery upwards are some of the best available, and lovers of the outdoors can enjoy any number of activities from rowing and kayaking to top class golf among many others. We are immensely proud of what our city and our University will offer you.

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all. However, our employment monitoring data tells us that individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people with a disability and those who identify as LGBT+ are currently under-represented at the University. Also Protestants are currently under-represented in this category of work. As such, we particularly welcome applications from these individuals.

As you may be aware, Queen’s is recognised as one of the most diverse organisations in Northern Ireland. We are committed to ensuring our workplace is a safe, welcoming and inclusive place to work, which is why we subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, Diversity Charter Mark NI and Athena SWAN.

It is also why we have established award winning Staff Networks such as PRISM and iRise. These networks provide an opportunity for staff to meet in a friendly, informal way to support each other.  More details on all our networks can be found at  https://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks/.

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but, in particular circumstances, may be renewed or made permanent, subject to availability of funding. 

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