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Research Fellow in Youth Mental Health Research Methodology

University of Birmingham - School of Psychology

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £40,792 to £75,744
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 19th December 2018
Closes: 8th February 2019
Job Ref: 59959

Full Time - FTC up to 3 years

£40,792 - £75,744 (Lecturer salary from £40,792 - £48,677 a year with potential progression (to £54,765 a year).

(Senior Lecturer/Reader salary from £50,132 - £58,089 a year with potential progression (to £75,744 a year).

Job Summary

  • Initiate and conduct original research which has measurable outcomes and is reflected in a growing national and often incipient international reputation
  • Contribute to the writing of IMH grant applications
  • Lead on systematic reviews and meta-analyses
  • Be able to offer advice on statistical methodology for large datasets
  • Develop strategies in collaboration with colleagues to utilise existing data sets
  • Collaborate with colleagues in developing guidance for policy and in disseminating research
  • Plan, design and coordinate research activities and programmes
  • Contribute to the development of research strategies
  • Publish results of own research
  • Supervise PhD students and support clinical doctoral students publish their work
  • Contribute to the Institute/School through management/leadership
  • Develop and make substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement activities, widening participation, schools outreach or similar activities at Department/School level or further within the University

Main Duties

To plan and carry out research, using appropriate methodology and techniques. This may include, where appropriate to the discipline:

  • Pursue personal research including developing research ideas and winning support, including financial support
  • Plan, publish and/or execute high-quality research
  • Project manage research activities, and/or supervise other research staff
  • Present findings in high-quality publications and conference proceedings
  • Develop novel methodologies and techniques appropriate to the type of research being pursued
  • Supervise and examine PhD students, both within and out with the University
  • Provide expert advice to colleagues and students within the discipline
  • Offer training to colleagues in IMH in research methodology
  • Contribute to the administration/management of research across the Institute/School
  • Develop and make substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, and public engagement activities of manifest benefit to the College and the University
  • Contribute to some administrative activities within the University, typically relating to research
  • Apply knowledge in a way that develops a new intellectual understanding

Skills and Experience

  • Normally, a higher degree relevant to the research area (normally PhD) or equivalent qualifications
  • Extensive research experience and scholarship within the subject specialism
  • Experience and achievement reflected in a growing reputation
  • Extensive experience and demonstrated success in planning, undertaking and project managing research to deliver high-quality results
  • Experience of evidence synthesis, statistics, epidemiology, and secondary data analysis.
  • Extensive experience of applying and/or developing and devising successful models, techniques and methods
  • Extensive experience and achievement in knowledge transfer, enterprise and similar activity

Closing Date: 08.02.2019          Reference: 59959

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