Research Assistant (88183-028)

University of Warwick - Psychology

Fixed Term Contract for 24 months.
Part-time, one post for 21.9 hours per week (0.60 FTE) or two posts for 10.95 hours per week (0.30 FTE).

The post has been created for the Applied Health Psychology research project “Tobacco and Alcohol Prevention during Pregnancy and after Childbirth in Switzerland” funded by the Warwick Impact Fund (WIF).

We aim to appoint someone to assist the work on this project evaluating changes in midwives’ actions towards tobacco and alcohol prevention in Switzerland between 2008 and 2018 — a period when professional guidelines for midwives on tobacco and alcohol screening and counselling were released. The post-holder is expected to assist the work on the evaluation study of the guidelines including work related to scientific publication (data curation, formal analysis, visualization, draft writing and editing). Moreover the post-holder is expected to support the work on a REF (Research Excellence Framework) impact case study (literature review, documentation).

You will work under the supervision of Dr Sakari Lemola (Lifespan Health and Wellbeing Group).

This position may be ideal for a PhD student or a graduate willing to work part-time.

You should have a degree qualification in psychology, social science, health, epidemiology, or another relevant field.

Previous experience working with SPSS datasets is required.

You will have good communication skills, be detail-oriented and be able to work independently and collaboratively.

All applications should be made online and accompanied by a CV and a short supporting document (1 page) detailing why you are a suitable candidate (for example, your qualifications, interests, and relevant experience). References may be requested prior to shortlisting.

Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred pattern of working – i.e. 10.95 or 21.9 hours per week. Job share will be considered.

If you would like to obtain further information or would like to discuss the post, you are welcome to contact Sakari Lemola (email:

The successful candidate will be prepared to begin as soon as possible after 1 April 2018.

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role are found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick jobs page. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button below.

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