Research Assistant

University of Liverpool - Department of Psychological Sciences

You will join the Addictions Research Group, to work on a Medical Research Council funded study developing a tailored alcohol app for ex-serving personnel.

The aim of this research is to develop an electronic intervention, which can be delivered through a mobile phone app, to help people leaving the UK Armed Forces to lower their alcohol consumption.

The study objectives are:

1) To look at the reasons why people who are currently in, or leaving, the UK Armed Forces drink heavily.

2) To use this information to design a mobile phone application that is relevant and meaningful to the ex-serving military population

3) To test if this intervention is acceptable to a small number of ex-serving personnel and to find out how they think it could be improved.

You should have a strong interest in alcohol research and have experience in conducting qualitative interviews and data analysis, such as thematic analysis. You will lead a number of focus groups with ex-serving personnel to find out what they think about our alcohol app, at the different stages of development. Later in the project, once a small number of participants have trialled the app, you will conduct one-to-one interviews to find out about people’s experiences of using the app.

This role will involve travel to the focus groups and to meetings with collaborators at King’s College London.

You should have a Degree in Psychology or a related field.

The post is available until 30 September 2017.

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