Postdoctoral Research Associate in Psychology (NIHR-Funded Autism Intervention)

Durham University - Department of Psychology

Closing Date: 08 March 2018 at midday

Applications are invited for a new Post-Doctoral Research Associate post (1 FTE, fixed term 30 month contract) to work on an NIHR funded research project entitled “Managing Repetitive Behaviours: A clinical and cost effectiveness trial of a parent group intervention to manage restricted and repetitive behaviours in young children with ASD”.

The project is a multi-site randomised control trial intervention, with collaborative partners at Newcastle and Edinburgh Universities and regional clinical services, as well as the National Autistic Society. The PDRA will be based in the Department of Psychology at Durham University and will be affiliated with the Centre for Developmental Disorders.

The PDRA will work collaboratively with the PDRAs based in Edinburgh and Newcastle Universities and will also be joined by another research assistant based in Durham during the second year of the project.

This post offers the opportunity to work with established researchers and clinicians, to gain experience of working on an RCT intervention for children with autism spectrum disorders, to build a strong research profile through peer-review publications, and to impact positively on the lives of children and young people with ASD and their families.

Informal enquiries should be made to

This post is full time and fixed term form 30 months, from 01 May 2018.

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