Research Coordinator/Post-Doctoral Researcher, Clinical Psychology

Egham, United Kingdom
£29,159 to £34,370 per annum - including London Allowance
01 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
17 Apr 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Clinical Psychology

Location:      Egham
Salary:      £29,159 to £34,370 per annum - including London Allowance
Closing Date:      Wednesday 17 April 2019
Interview Date:      Thursday 25 April 2019

Full Time, Fixed Term (30 months)

Applications are invited for the post of Research Coordinator/Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Department of Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London. 

This position is for a post-doctoral researcher to work on an exciting and novel project funded by ViiV Healthcare UK entitled ‘Randomised feasibility trial of an onward HIV disclosure intervention for 18-25 year olds living with perinatally acquired HIV’. The project’s Principal Investigator is Dr Michael Evangeli, based at Royal Holloway, University of London. Dr. Evangeli is collaborating with colleagues at Imperial College London, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, and Joint Clinical Research Centre, Uganda, on the study.

The study aims to develop and test the feasibility of a behavioural intervention to increase onward HIV disclosure levels and support onward HIV disclosure decision-making in perinatally infected adolescents/young adults with HIV in the UK and Uganda.

There are two phases:

  • Developing the planned intervention for each context (Phase 1: 12 months)
  • Conducting a randomised feasibility parallel group trial of the intervention alongside a standard of care condition (Phase 2: 18 months)

The main responsibilities of the post are:

  • To conduct individual interviews and focus group sessions.
  • To form and run meetings of a UK advisory group of key project stakeholders.
  • To draft the intervention manual in collaboration with the PI. 
  • To prepare interview guides, assessment documents and intervention materials. 
  • To facilitate recruitment and administer measures for the UK arm of the study (recruiting mainly from sites in London but also from a national charity and a site in Birmingham).
  • To analyse qualitative and quantitative data.
  • To prepare and present findings of research activity to colleagues and at scientific meetings.
  • To contribute to writing, submission and revision of manuscripts. 

Applicants should hold a good undergraduate qualification in psychology or a related subject (first or high 2.1) and a doctoral degree in psychology or a relevant subject. The successful candidate will have a strong background in quantitative research, peer review publications, and skills in using statistical software. Qualitative research skills are desirable. The successful candidate will have a strong interest in pursuing an academic or clinical career, excellent communication and organisation skills, and the ability to work well as part of a team.

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement 
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution 
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing. 
  • Free parking 

The post is based at both Egham, Surrey and Bedford Square, London.

In addition to the College’s standard online application form, interested applicants should submit:

  • Their curriculum vitae, 
  • A full list of publications, 
  • A 1-page statement of past and current research activities and how they have prepared you for this post. 

These documents should be attached to the online application form

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr Michael Evangeli on +44 (0)1784 443851.

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit queries on the application process, the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at:

Please quote the reference: 0319-121

Closing Date: Midnight, 17 April 2019 

Interview Date: 25 April 2019

Royal Holloway recognises the importance of helping its employees balance their work and home life by offering flexible working arrangements.  We are happy to consider a request for flexible working for this post including part time, job share or compressed working hours. 

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.