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Research Assistant in Clinical Forensic Psychology grade 6

University of Liverpool - Department of psychological sciences

Location: Liverpool
Salary: £29,177 to £33,797
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 11th February 2020
Closes: 11th March 2020
Job Ref: 016621

Faculty of health & life science

Institute of life and human sciences

The Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Liverpool is recruiting a Research Assistant in clinical forensic psychology. The project is funded by a grant from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), and aims to identify the cognitive and affective processes that help men who have a sexual interest in children to avoid committing contact sexual offences. The successful candidate will work together with the Principal Investigator, Dr Steven Gillespie, to recruit and collect research data from men who are in prison and who have a history of committing contact or online-only sexual offences, violent offences, or men who have no known history of offending.

You will need to employ a range of research methods, including the use of computerised tests, pupillometry, self-report inventories, and file review. You will take responsibility for arranging prison visits, participant recruitment, data collection and data analysis, with support from the Principal Investigator.

Recruitment and data collection will necessitate travel within the UK and therefore a degree of flexibility of working hours is required. Funds are available to cover the costs of research related travel and accommodation. Funding for project-relevant conferences is also available. We will expect you to follow research protocols and study procedures, liaise effectively with research collaborators, and assist with any other research-related tasks as agreed with the Principal Investigator.

You should have a BSc (first or upper second class) in psychology or related discipline. An MSc in psychology or related discipline and experience of working with clinical or forensic populations would be desirable. The post is available full-time for 24 months from 1 May 2020 until 30 April 2022.

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