Post-doctoral Research Officer, School of Sport and Exercise Sciences

Liverpool, United Kingdom
£33,797 - £40,323 per annum
11 Sep 2019
30 Sep 2019
Fixed Term
Full Time

Contract Type Fixed Term
Hours Full Time
Job Type Research
Salary £33,797 - £40,323 per annum
Vacancy Type Academic / Research Vacancies
Closing Date 30/09/2019
Documents 2761 JD Post doc Research Officer.pdf
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Post-doctoral Research Officer – 48 months fixed term

(The influence of psychological stress on health and physical performance in British Army Recruits)

The School of Sport and Exercise Sciences is seeking an enthusiastic and highly organised individual to work closely with Professor Neil Walsh and his team in the School, to act as project co-ordinator for a four-year programme of work to determine the influence of psychological stress on health and physical performance in British Army Recruits. 

You will be expected to take a lead role in all aspects of the programme of work, including: study design; ethical approval; the day-to-day running and administration of the programme; the implementation of interventions; assisting in the collection and interpretation of data; and the production of technical reports and manuscripts for publication.

You should have completed (or be close to completing) a PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g. exercise science, psychology, immunology). Experience of conducting high quality research and publishing in high quality journals is essential. Interdisciplinary research experience is desirable e.g. working in psycho-physiology; psycho-neuro-immunology etc. Experience of leading high-level research projects is essential, as is experience of biological sample collection (including venous blood collection), handling, storage (in accordance with GLP), biochemical analysis including ELISA and an awareness of quality control techniques. Some experience of performing research in the field and working with sponsors from industry is desirable.

A willingness to travel between research locations within the UK is an essential requirement of the role and possessing a full driving licence is desirable. In addition, you must be able to demonstrate the ability to manage and prioritise a continuously demanding workload. You must be computer literate with the ability to use statistical packages and Microsoft Office.

The successful candidate will be expected to commence the post on or before Monday 6th January, 2020.

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Dave Richardson, Director of the School of Sport & Exercise Sciences, Tel: +44 (0) 151 904 6283 , E-mail:

LJMU values diversity and provides a supportive and inclusive environment where everyone can fulfil their potential.

Please note all of our vacancies will be closed to applications at midnight on the advertised closing date, unless otherwise stated.