Post-doctoral Research Officer

Bangor University - School of Psychology

Applications are invited for the above full-time fixed-term post, working in the School of Psychology. This post is to develop a programme of research, led by Professor Robert Rogers, into the psychological basis of reward processing and consumption involving foods, alcohol, the Internet and gambling. The aim of the work is to improve our understanding of problematic patterns of consumption and their impacts upon health and well-being. The research will mostly involve laboratory-based experimentation and modelling but also, where appropriate, survey and field studies. 

Duties will include designing and conducting experimental studies, scheduling and assessing research participants; liaising with industry and clinical partners for field studies; data and statistical modelling; research seminars; and the preparation of research manuscripts for publication. 

Candidates should have completed their PhD. The post will appeal to those with an interest in, and experience of, research in health, behavioural and substance-related addictions, behavioural economics or consumer psychology. The successful candidates will be expected to commence in January 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. 

The post will have a fixed term of 3 years. 

We are one of the UK’s most successful Psychology departments, with an established track record of excellence in research: 89% of our research activity was judged to be internationally excellent or world-leading in REF 2014; overall, the School ranked 17th out of 82 universities. Our impactful clinical and health research addresses key questions around the prediction and promotion of health outcomes, including understanding risk factors for mental and physical illness and the development and maintenance of health behaviour change. Our work involves multidisciplinary and mixed methods collaborations with, for example, the Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluations, NWoRTH clinical trials unit, and, in a new development, the Bangor Institute of Health and Medical Research. Boasting also a long-standing DClin Psy programme, a Community Participant Panel and a tailored clinical and health psychology research Masters, good links currently exist with the local community and health board. 

Other linked research in the School is supported by a state-of-the-art research environment, including in-house research-dedicated Phillips 3T MRI, supporting fMRI, MRS and DTI; multiple eye-tracking labs; high-density EEG; and MRI-guided stimulation techniques including TMS and tDCS. 

Bangor is a friendly and affordable university town, with good transport links, located in an outstandingly beautiful region notable for the Snowdonia National Park and the award-winning beaches of Anglesey. 

Applications will only be accepted via the on-line recruitment website, However, in cases of access issues due to disability, paper application forms are available by telephoning 01248 383865. Informal enquiries can be made to 

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