Research Assistant/Research Associate in Health Psychology

University College London - Research Department of Behavioural Science and Health

The Research Assistant / Research Associate will provide support for research projects and activities within the team and spend half of their time running a study on use of new tobacco products. In her/his general duties the post-holder will provide day-to-day support and be responsible for developing, implementing, maintaining and monitoring systems for the operational management of projects. These systems include the management of finances, human resources, academic and other dissemination outputs and communication.

In addition, the successful applicant will also be able to take ownership of independent work related to the team’s main research themes: 1) providing insights into population-wide influences on smoking and smoking cessation by analysis of the Smoking and Alcohol Toolkit Study and 2) advancing the scientific foundation, and further the development of, potentially wide-reach digital technologies.

The appointment will be available from 1st December 2017 and is funded until 30th November 2019 in the first instance.

The successful applicant appointed at Grade 6B must be a researcher about to complete a, or with a completed, post-graduate degree (MSc or similar) in health psychology, health-related subject or research administration. The applicant must be skilled in using Microsoft office and statistical software packages, with the ability to use data, conduct experimental studies and analyse and interpret financial information with experience of working within a higher education, NHS or similar environment.

The successful applicant appointed at Grade 7 must be an experienced researcher about to complete a, or with a completed, PhD in Psychology, Epidemiology, Behavioural Sciences, Public Health or similar area. Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD or have relevant equivalent experience; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis In addition, the applicant must have experience of conducting independent research, writing articles for publication and conduct advanced statistical analyses.

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 Dr Jamie Brown ( jamie.brown@ucl.ac.uk   or Dr Lion Shahab ( lion.shahab@ucl.ac.uk ).

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

Interview Date: 30 October

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