Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Psychology

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Durham, United Kingdom
£35,333 per annum (pro rata)
23 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
24 Mar 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

The Role

A 12-month fixed-term, part time (80%; 4 days per week) post-doctoral Research Associate position is available at the Department of Psychology at Durham University, UK. The successful candidate will join a research project led by Dr Alison Lane in collaboration with Dr Soazig Casteau (Psychology) and Dr Paul Chazot (Biosciences), funded by CONKA Elite Ltd. The project is a small feasibility intervention trial, investigating the potential efficacy of a new supplement in supporting cognitive health and wellbeing in retired and current contact sports athletes at risk of concussive injury. The role will involve the recruitment of eligible participants, conducting wellbeing measures and cognitive assessments, including eye-tracking, analysing the data, and assisting with reporting. Findings will be disseminated not only to academic audiences, but industry partners and wider shareholders. The successful applicant will be expected to have a background in psychology, biosciences, or sport science.

  • To understand and convey material of a specialist or highly technical nature to the team or group of people through presentations and discussions that leads to the presentation of research papers in conferences and publications.
  • To prepare and deliver presentations on research outputs/activities to audiences which may include: research sponsors, academic and non-academic audiences.
  • To publish high quality outputs, including papers for submission to peer reviewed journals and papers for presentation at conferences and workshops under the direction of the Principal Investigator or Grant-holder.
  • To assist with the development of research objectives and proposals.
  • To conduct individual and collaborative research projects under the direction of the Principal Investigator or Grant-holder.
  • To work with the Principal Investigator or Grant-holder and other colleagues in the research group, as appropriate, to identify areas for research, develop new research methods and extend the research portfolio.
  • To deal with problems that may affect the achievement of research objectives and deadlines by discussing with the Principal Investigator or Grant-holder and offering creative or innovative solutions.
  • To liaise with research colleagues and make internal and external contacts to develop knowledge and understanding to form relationships for future research collaboration.
  • To plan and manage own research activity, research resources in collaboration with others and contribute to the planning of research projects.
  • To deliver training in research techniques/approaches to peers, visitors and students as appropriate.
  • To be involved in student supervision, as appropriate, and assist with the assessment of the knowledge of students.
  • To contribute to fostering a collegial and respectful working environment which is inclusive and welcoming and where everyone is treated fairly with dignity and respect.
  • To engage in wider citizenship to support the department and wider discipline.
  • To engage in continuing professional development by participation in the undergraduate or postgraduate teaching programmes or by membership of departmental committees, etc. and by attending relevant training and development courses.

This post is fixed term for 12 months, as funding is currently available for this fixed period only.

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