Research Fellow

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Fixed term contract

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 5 days ago

Reference 1441276

 Job Description

Research Fellow 19/107820 School of Psychology Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland, with a distinguish

School of Psychology

Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland, with a distinguished heritage and history. With over 24,000 students, 4,200 staff and an annual turnover of some £300m, Queen’s University Belfast plays a unique leadership role in Northern Ireland. As a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, Queen’s University Belfast combines excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos.

This is a great opportunity to join Professor Cherie Armour as a Research Fellow on a Part-Time Fixed Term Contract for 23 months.  It is expected you will work 24.5 hours. The post holder will assist in conducting a pilot randomised controlled trial to evaluate the performance of a research protocol to compare the Reconsolidation of Traumatic Memories (RTM) intervention with Trauma-Focussed CBT. The interventions will be delivered by charities focusing on the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in military veterans. The post holder will be have opportunities to build their own research capacity through training and collaborations with senior academic colleagues regionally, nationally and internationally through the research networks of colleagues at Queen’s University Belfast.The School of Psychology holds a Gold Athena SWAN award that recognises the work that it has done in supporting gender equality. 

The successful candidate must have:

  • Honours Degree in Psychology
  • A PhD in Psychology, Epidemiology or Statistics
  • At least 3 years relevant research experience.
  • Experience of having worked with multidisciplinary teams involved in research.
  • Understanding of issues with data confidentiality/security/data sharing
  • Experience of designing and collecting quantitative survey data, including using online survey software such as Qualtrics
  • Experience of using the statistical packages of SPSS & MPlus

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Further information about the School can be found online.

To review the research background of the PI please see PURE online.

Anticipated interview date: Monday 29 or Tuesday 30 October 2019

Salary scale: £33,797 to £40,322 per annum (pro rata)

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Closing date: Monday 14 October 2019

For full job details and criteria please see the Candidate Information link on our website by clicking ‘apply’.  You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application.

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit.  We welcome applications from all sections of society and particularly from people with a disability. 

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.