Wellcome ISSF Research Officer

University of Oxford - Blavatnik School of Government

Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Oxford

The Blavatnik School of Government in Oxford is looking to recruit a full-time Wellcome ISSF Research Officer. This is a fixed-term appointment for 1 year commencing no later than 1 December 2017. The role is offered by the Centre for study of African Economies (CSAE) with Drs Mahreen Mahmud and Kate Orkin who will lead the economic and livelihood components of the project, as well as the design of the RCT and with Professor Stein from the Department of Psychiatry who will coordinate the design of the mental health intervention and psychological measures.

The main duties of the post are to manage and coordinate all aspects of a feasibility study on the effects of Behavioural Activation (BA) in LMICs; design, develop, budget and fundraise for a full scale Randomised Control trial; contribute to and/or collaborate on other new and continuing research projects conducted by the two Principal Investigators, with scope for new single authored and jointly authored research; and arrange workshop(s) with post-doctoral fellows, research assistants and DPhil students across the two departments, explaining key aspects of the literature, as well as dimensions of difference between the two disciplines.

The successful postholder will have a Master's or equivalent in psychology or psychiatry or any other relevant subject (candidates nearing completion of their doctoral dissertation may also be considered); experience of, and an interest in the research area; experience practising in a clinical context or experience developing materials for clinical use, in a developed or developing country context; commitment and willingness to launching a feasibility study and randomised controlled trial in a poor, developing country context, with all that entails: regular travel to difficult field settings, unpredictable logistical considerations, limited availability of resources, and the need to work sensitively in a multicultural environment; the desire to work in a multidisciplinary team of economists and psychologists; and strong IT skills.

For more details and information on how to apply, please look at the further particulars below. Applications are to be made online.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 6 October 2017. Interviews are expected to held at the Blavatnik School in Oxford w/c 16 October 2017.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy is changing. With effect from October 1 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above will have a retirement age of 68, and all employees at Grades 6 and 7 will no longer have a set retirement age. Further details are available here: https://www.ox.ac.uk/about/jobs/preemploymentscreening.

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=130981

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