Post Doctoral Research Assistant, Department of Psychology

Egham, United Kingdom
£35,931 to £42,456 per annum pro rata - including London Allowance
03 Aug 2020
End of advertisement period
24 Aug 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Department of Psychology

Location: Egham
Salary: £35,931 to £42,456 per annum pro rata - including London Allowance
Closing Date: Monday 24 August 2020
Interview Date: See advert
Reference: 0720-166\

Part-Time, Fixed-Term (24 month contract)

Applications are invited for the post of PDRA in the Department of Psychology

A Researcher is needed to work on a multi-stage study exploring depression in people living with chronic pain.

The Department of Psychology is looking to appoint a researcher to join a team of experts to carry out a multistage study exploring the diagnosis and treatment of depression in people living with chronic pain. The post is for 24 months, at 50%, starting in January 2021. The researcher will be the primary project manager throughout the study, which will involve liaising with the research teams in the participating institutions (Royal Holloway, Southampton and Keele Universities), and will prepare for the final stage, a pilot intervention in the NHS. This post will suit people experienced in carrying out research in NHS settings. A good grasp of both qualitative and quantitative methodologies is required. We are looking for someone with good attention to detail, understanding of multivariate statistics, and excellent people skills.

The research team includes experts from several disciplines. The study is led by Professor Tamar Pincus at Royal Holloway, and further details can be obtained from her directly, on

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 in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

Please quote the reference: 0720-166
Closing Date: Midnight, 24 August 2020
Interview Date: TBC (Early September)

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship. 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.

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