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Research Support Officer - Health and Performance in British Army Recruits

Liverpool John Moores University - School of Sport and Exercise Sciences

Location: Liverpool
Salary: £27,511 to £32,816 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 5th February 2020
Closes: 4th March 2020
Job Ref: 2909

The School of Sport and Exercise Sciences is seeking an enthusiastic and highly organised individual to work alongside Professor Neil Walsh, a Research Officer and other members of the team on a research programme to determine the influence of psychological stress on health and performance in British Army Recruits. 

You will be expected to assist in all aspects of the programme of work, including: study design; ethical approval; the day-to-day running and administration of the research project; the implementation of interventions; assisting in the collection and interpretation of data; and the production of technical reports and manuscripts for publication.

You will hold a good honours degree (First or 2.1) in a relevant subject area (e.g. exercise science, psychology, immunology); although a masters postgraduate degree is desirable. Experience of conducting high quality research is essential, as is experience of biological sample collection (including venous blood collection), handling, storage (in accordance with GLP), biochemical analysis and an awareness of quality control techniques. Some experience of performing research in the field and working with sponsors from industry is desirable. 

A willingness to travel between research locations within the UK is an essential requirement of the role and possessing a full driving licence is desirable. In addition, you must be able to demonstrate the ability to manage and prioritise a continuously demanding workload. You must be computer literate with the ability to use statistical packages and Microsoft Office.

The successful candidate will be expected to commence the post on or before 1st May, 2020.

The School/ department is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN Gender Equality charter for promoting the career of Women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) in higher education. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post and all appointments will be made on merit.

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Neil Walsh, School of Sport & Exercise Sciences,e-mail:

LJMU is committed to achieving equality of opportunity.

For further information about this vacancy and to apply online please click Apply above.

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