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Research Assistant or Research Fellow in Psychology

Surrey, United Kingdom
£25,217 to £30,984 per annum pro rata (0.7 FTE)
Closing date
1 Jul 2024

Psychological Interventions

Location:  Other
Salary:  £25,217 to £30,984 per annum pro rata (0.7 FTE)  
Fixed Term Contract until 01/10/2025
Post Type:  Part Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Monday 01 July 2024
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  027024

The University of Surrey is a global community of ideas and people, dedicated to life-changing education and research.

We are ambitious and have a bold vision of what we want to achieve - shaping ourselves into one of the best universities in the world, which we are achieving through the talents and endeavour of every employee.  

Our culture empowers people to achieve this aim and to collectively, and individually, make a real difference.  

The role

Approximately 1 in 100 people have coeliac disease, an autoimmune condition that requires strict adherence to a lifelong gluten-free diet. We are seeking a post-doctoral researcher to join our NIHR-funded project. The primary aim is to develop an innovative, evidence-based, integrated dietetic and psychological pathway for adults with coeliac disease and implement it within NHS settings.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team and advisory panel to design and develop the pathway.
  • Coordinate project activities, including participant recruitment and qualitative data collection.
  • Analyse data and develop implementation plans for the pathway.
  • Share the findings with NHS teams, academics, and members of the public. Write manuscripts, reports, and deliver presentations.

This role offers a unique opportunity to contribute to a clinically relevant project and enhance your research skills under the guidance of experienced investigators.

About you

This position is open to both Research Assistants and Research Fellows. Please specify the role you are applying for in your cover letter.

For Research Fellows:

  • Doctorate in Health Psychology (PhD/DPhil) or Clinical Psychology (PsychD/DClin Psych).
  • Experience in co-design, implementation science, NHS research, and qualitative research methods.

For Research Assistants:

  • BSc in Psychology.
  • Experience qualitative research methods.

We welcome applications from candidates interested in developing a career in long-term conditions or with a specific interest in health psychology. This position is available for job sharing and hybrid working arrangements.

How to apply

Please attach your CV and a cover letter outlining your interest in the role and suitability against the essential criteria stated in the job description.


Applicants will participate in a single interview, which will include a 10-minute presentation on the challenges faced by people with coeliac disease.

Further details:    Job Description     Job Description    

For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.

In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

Click here to find out more about the benefits we offer to support you.

The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

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