Research Fellow, School of Psychology

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£35,333 - £38,592 per annum.
09 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
22 Aug 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job description

The School of Psychology at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Research Fellow to join Professor Ross White and a productive team of researchers working in the field of Global Mental Health.

The post holder will contribute to the ‘Participatory research to support the development of culturally sensitive mental health and wellbeing services for the Kankuamo people of Colombia’ project and will conduct fieldwork in Colombia as well as being involved in the completion of a systematic literature review relating to the application of the capabilities approach to support the mental health and wellbeing of indigenous people.

The successful candidate will also be involved in the implementation of new mental health training with Community Welfare Advocates, the analysis of qualitative and quantitative project data, and the write up of subsequent outputs.

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate you have:

  • An Honours Degree in Psychology or related discipline
  • A PhD (or be about to obtain a PhD) in Psychology or a related social science discipline
  • At least 3 years relevant research experience to include:
    • Experience in conducting mixed methods (both qualitative and quantitative) research in applied mental health research or a related social science discipline (e.g. Global Mental Health)
    • Experience of conducting a qualitative literature synthesis
    • Experience of using the statistical packages of SPSS and/or MPlus
    • A developing track record of delivering high-quality research publications and other research outputs
    • Experience of writing outputs for a range of audiences (e.g. funder, policy, practice and academic)
    • Experience of writing research protocols and obtaining ethical approvals for research.

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list. For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria, click on the 'Candidate Information' link below.

This is a fixed term position,available until 31 July 2023. Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.

At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such as iRise (Race) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena Swan. For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit: www.qub.ac.uk/diversitywww.qub.ac.uk/qgi and www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks/.

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