Researcher in Perinatal Mental Health

University of Oxford - National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit

Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford

Applications are invited for the full-time post (part-time considered, minimum of 70%) of Researcher in Perinatal Mental Health. The post is funded by the Department of Health until 31 December 2018 in the first instance and is based in the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit at the University of Oxford Old Road Campus.

We are looking for someone who will be part of a multi-disciplinary team in a fast-paced research environment to work on two projects currently being conducted within the Policy Research Unit in Maternal Health and Care at the NPEU. You will have responsibility for the day-to-day management of the projects which will involve: the establishment and maintenance of effective project management for both projects; liaising with collaborating organisations and individuals; ensuring the successful completion of the projects; and collaborating on the development of applications for funding for new or continuation projects. Opportunities to do small amounts of teaching are also available.

To be considered for this post you will have a postgraduate degree in psychology, epidemiology, or public health; excellent communication skills; research experience in perinatal mental health using quantitative methodologies and psychological measures; knowledge of STATA, SPSS or SAS, and good project management skills. 

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Fiona Alderdice (email: or Jane Henderson (email:

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 30 August 2017. Interviews will be held on Monday 18 September 2017.

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