Research Associate - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

London (Greater)
£38,304-£43,822, including London Weighting Allowance
17 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
07 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

This postdoctoral position is a joint appointment between the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department and the Biostatistics and Health Informatics Department at the Institute of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, working with Professor Andrew Pickles and Dr Rachael Bedford. The primary focus is to address questions about the overlap between Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and mental health problems (such as anxiety) and co-occurring developmental disorders (such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, ADHD). It will include secondary data analysis of existing longitudinal cohort data (Pathways: and manuscript preparation for peer reviewed journals. Successful candidates should have a PhD in Psychology or a related discipline. Strong analytic skills including experience using structural equation modelling or linear mixed models, ideally for longitudinal data would also be beneficial, although training can be provided as part of the position.

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department provides the essential link between state-of-the-art science and its translation into clinical services, strengthened by our pivotal role within King’s Health Partners and our staff’s myriad connections with the National Specialist teams based at the Maudsley Hospital. The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department is also home to the National Academy of Parenting Research.

The Department is the focus for the Child Mental Disorders theme within the Biomedical Research Centre (funded by the National Institute for Health Research) and is headed by Professor Emily Simonoff.

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