Research Associate

University College London - UCL - School of Pharmacy - Practice & Policy

The Centre for Behavioural Medicine is leading on the development of programmes to help patients with long-term conditions to get the best from treatments by supporting optimal adherence to essential medicines. The post holder will join a vibrant research group focussing on the development of patient-centred support for adherence in asthma and HIV. For approximately 70% of the time will work closely with Prof Horne and colleagues from the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research (AUKCAR) to develop a theory-driven programme to support optimal adherence to asthma treatments, using digital media for delivery of the support. A key aspect of the work will be to contribute to the development of an application to NIHR to fund the programme. The post-holder will also provide health psychology support (approximately 30% of the time) to the NIHR SUPA Programme contributing to the analysis of data form studies examining adherence to antiretroviral treatment for HIV.

The post is available for 18 months in the first instance, further funding to support this post may be available.

The successful applicant must have a PhD in a topic relevant to health psychology/behavioural medicine or relevant discipline.

You will have good interpersonal skills, a proactive approach to work and excellent oral and written communication skills. You will need to be able to manage your time and work to deadlines and be willing to work under pressure. A publication record the fields of health/experimental psychology commensurate with the stage of career is desirable.

UCL vacancy reference: 1607069.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact SoP.Recruitment@ucl.ac.uk .

Closing Date: 10 December 2016.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC.

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