Post-doctoral research associate

London (Greater) (GB)
£38,826 – £40,967 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
24 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
07 Feb 2022
Job Type
Research Related
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job description

We are looking for a full-time post-doctoral research associate to join the King’s Centre for Military Health Research to support the senior team primarily with quantitative data analyses across various projects and writing for scientific publication. This is an exciting opportunity to work in the area of occupational mental health, epidemiology, military health and statistical analyses. The post holder will be experienced in working with large datasets, be responsible for managing and cleaning study data, writing statistical analysis protocols, creating scripts to run statistical analysis in STATA and writing for publication. An interest in mental health, psychology, psychiatry, epidemiology or experience of having worked in this field is an advantage. Having an interest in, and ideally some experience, of qualitative work is desirable, although not essential. This post will be ideal for someone who likes to work across projects, data sets, apply a variety of statistical techniques and leading on publications in the area of occupational mental health, particularly military and police health and wellbeing. In first instance, the post is for 1 year, with an opportunity for a possible extension.   


You will be employed by the Department of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London. You will report to Dr Sharon Stevelink, a Senior Lecturer in the Department and a member of the King’s Centre for Military Health Research.  


This post will be offered on an a fixed-term contract for 1 year. 


This is a full-time post, 100% full time equivalent (35 hours per week)


Key responsibilities

•        Be responsible for managing and cleaning datasets  

•        Leading on the development of statistical analysis plans 

•        Developing and refining existing syntax and run analyses in STATA 

•        Carrying out additional data analysis if and when required 

•        Taking the lead in writing and contributing to scientific publications 

•        Working to support appropriate qualitative studies linked to the role 

•        Undertake additional duties and tasks if and when required by the senior team 


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  

1.      A degree in epidemiology, statistics, psychology, mental health studies or similar 

2.      Experience of working with large datasets 

3.      Experience of using STATA software 

4.      Experience of writing scientific publications 

5.      Ability to communicate complex statistical concepts and models to others in lay language 

6.      Excellent verbal and written communication skills 

7.      Meticulous and high attention to detail 

8.     Experience of working with health-related research data 

Desirable criteria

9.      Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team 

10.   Self-motivated and able to work with limited supervision 

11.   An interest in, or experience of, qualitative or mixed methods approaches 

12.   A PhD in epidemiology, statistics, psychology, mental health studies or similar 

Further information

We aim to hold interviews within 2-3 weeks after the closing date of the advert. Candidates are expected to give a 5 minute presentation, that will be followed by a panel Q&A.

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