Post-Doctoral Research Assistant in Anti-Doping Education among Coaches across European Member States

University of Hull - Faculty of Health Sciences - Sport, Health and Exercise Science - School of Life Sciences

This post is fixed term for a period of 15 months and also warrants a DBS.

Sport, Health and Exercise Science is a growing subject area in the Faculty of Health Sciences. Continued investment in facilities, equipment, and high-quality teaching and research staff has helped build our international reputation. Integral to our success has been a dedication to teaching and research excellence along with top-class facilities.

In collaboration with Erasmus +, and consortium members (e.g., International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education, KEA Fair Play Code Hellas, The Association for International Sport for All, Agence Francaise de Lutte Contre Le Dopage, Nationale Anti-Doping Agentur GMBH, Agencia Española de Protección de la Salud en el Deporte, and Anti-Doping Danmark). 

Please see the dedicated webpage for more information on this project:

You will provide high-quality research support for a defined research project on an anti-doping education intervention among grassroots coach across European member’s states. The post-holder will have a good academic background in sport psychology or psychological research. Previous experience of being involved in psychological and/or educational interventions, especially related to anti-doping strategies would be advantageous. Likewise, experience in the use and application of smart phone technology to research settings would be potentially useful. Further, you will create and contribute to the creation of knowledge, by engaging in a specified range of duties within the programme of research. Main duties will include: liaising with established contacts at various national governing bodies, recruiting participants, providing verbal and written information for participants, data collection, entering data onto SPSS, designing the online intervention, report writing, attending meetings throughout Europe, and the preparation of manuscripts for journal submission.

Finally, you should have a minimum 2:1 degree in Sport & Exercise Science or Psychology (or equivalent qualification) and PhD or be close to completing a PhD in either sport psychology or psychology. You should have excellent organisational and communication skills. Previous experience of educational interventions and/or an interest in anti-doping education would be advantageous.

To discuss this role informally, please contact Professor Adam Nicholls, Sport, Health & Exercise Science; Tel: (01482 463615), Email: 

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The University of Hull is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity in every aspect of our recruitment processes.

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