Research Fellow in Health Psychology

University of Nottingham - Primary Care

Applications are invited for the above post based at the Division of Primary Care. The successful candidate will be working with Professor Kavita Vedhara (Division of Primary Care), clinical colleagues and colleagues in the Division of Child Health, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and School of Computer Science on an observational study examining the relationship between chronic cortisol (as measured in hair) and treatment outcomes in In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF). The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring all the necessary regulatory approvals are in place and for delivering the research as per protocol. This will include (but not be limited to): patient recruitment, data and hair sample collection, data processing and preparing manuscripts for publication. The post-holder will also be required to work closely with clinical and laboratory colleagues to ensure successful delivery of the project. The research will involve recruiting patients from multiple clinics and so the post-holder must have a full clean driving licence (and access to a car) and be willing to work flexibly to accommodate the demands of patient recruitment and data collection.  The successful candidate will need to be able to travel between recruitment sites in Derby and Nottingham and the University in order to undertake this role.

Candidates must have a PhD in a relevant area; a record of peer-reviewed publications in relevant areas; previous experience of undertaking research in the area of health psychology and fertility and a good understanding of the hormone cortisol and experience of its measurement in hair.

This post will be offered on a fixed term contract until 30th April 2020 at 60% FTE (3 days per week).

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Kavita Vedhara ( in the first instance to discuss the post and to contact Pamela Pepper ( to obtain a copy of the research protocol.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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