Research Associate, King’s Centre for Military Health Research

London (GB)
£38,304 - £39,345 per annum
Tuesday, 13 April 2021
End of advertisement period
Monday, 3 May 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

We are looking to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Associate to support research focused on the psycho-social determinants of psychological well-being of veteran family members across the four nations of the UK. This is a collaborative project between Queen's University Belfast (QUB), King's College London (KCMHR), Cardiff University, Glasgow Caledonian University, Anglia Ruskin University and Combat Stress.

The post holder will assist in the design and implementation of systematic literature reviews, service provision reviews, contribute to the development of surveys and be responsible for conducting quantitative analyses. The successful candidate will also assist in the creation of peer-reviewed outputs and academic reports and liaise with other members of the research team, including a postdoctoral researcher based at QUB.

As well as contributing to this study, the post holder will be provided with opportunities to build their own research capacity and research interests through training opportunities and collaborations with senior academic colleagues regionally, nationally and internationally through the established research networks of the team.

As part of the Division of Academic Psychiatry based at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, Denmark Hill, the successful applicant will report to Professor Nicola Fear and Dr Rachael Gribble.

This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for 24 months.
This is a full-time post.

Key responsibilities

  • Prepare and support ethical approval submissions for components of the overall research programme.
  • Recruitment of participants.
  • Quantitative data collection, data management, and data analysis in compliance with data protection and GDPR requirements.
  • Assisting with the running of the UK Veteran's Family Study, including routine administrative tasks.
  • Regular liaison with the KCMHR team, wider research team and PIs concerning updates on project progress.
  • Be a key liaison point for internal and external collaborators and stakeholders as directed.
  • Preparation of lay and academic outputs, including project reports, submissions to peer-review journals and presentations.
  • Organisation of meetings with project stakeholders.
  • Any other duties appropriate to the grade and nature of the post.

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, and experience

Essential criteria

  • PhD in a relevant discipline
  • Strong skills in quantitative analysis.
  • Experience with survey design and/or data collection.
  • Proven experience with STATA, SPSS or other statistical programmes.
  • Experience with cleaning and maintaining quantitative datasets.
  • Experience with preparing documents for ethical approval.
  • Preparation of academic and non-academic outputs, including peer-reviewed articles and lay reports.
  • Experience with recruiting study participants and collecting data.
  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills
  • Good IT skills
  • Well organised and self-motivated, able to work independently and organise own workload.

Desirable criteria

  • Experience with dyadic data analysis methods.
  • Interest in teaching and supervision of junior members of staff.

Further information

Please note that this is a PhD level role but candidates who have submitted their thesis and are awaiting award of their PhDs will be considered. In these circumstances the appointment will be made at Grade 5, spine point 30 with the title of Research Assistant. Upon confirmation of the award of the PhD, the job title will become Research Associate and the salary will increase to Grade 6.

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