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Research Fellow, School of Psychology

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£37,841 per annum
Closing date
22 Apr 2024

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Application closing date: 22/04/2024
Salary: £37,841 per annum
Job category/type: Research

The School of Psychology at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to recruit a Research Fellow to work with the Stress Trauma and Related Conditions (STARC) research centre alongside a productive team of researchers working in the field of psychological trauma and mental health.

The post holder will conduct research across a broad array of research topics pertaining to psychological trauma, mental health, and suicidality as experienced by military veterans and their families and will assist primarily in the qualitative arm of the study by conducting interviews with families bereaved by suicide.

In addition, they will assist in the creation of peer-reviewed outputs and academic reports. An ability to also assist in the quantitative arm will be preferential and the successful candidate will also assist in the administration and management of the existing funded research project.

The post holder will be provided with opportunities to build their own research capacity and research interests through training opportunities and through collaborations with senior academic colleagues regionally, nationally and internationally through the established research networks of Professor Armour and colleagues at Queen’s University Belfast.

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate that you meet the following criteria: 

  • Relevant research experience.
  • Experience of having worked with multidisciplinary teams involved in research.
  • Evidence of expertise in qualitative research techniques and analyses.
  • Demonstrable understanding of issues with data confidentiality/security/data sharing.
  • Project management experience preferably in an academic setting.
  • Previous experience of presenting research nationally and/or internationally.
  • A peer reviewed publication record commensurate with career stage

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 post is available on a fixed term contract for 12 months, or available until 31 May 2025, whichever is sooner. 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 (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and International Staff Network) 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 and

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Mary Lavelle

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