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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Psychology

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £32,306 to £39,027 Band 6
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th September 2021
Closes: 7th October 2021
Job Ref: 180-RD-211060-RE

Job overview

This is a new post for a one year project funded by charity to to develop a disease-specific patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) in women who have had pelvic mesh surgery. 

Main duties of the job

To undertake research to develop a disease-specific patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) in women who have had pelvic mesh surgery. To provide input into experimental design and ethics applications. To analyse and interpret experimental data and write-up results for publication

Working for our organisation

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 11000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people – patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing ‘outstanding’ care to our patients and rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH’s values – Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent – are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

Closes on: 07 October 2021 - Midnight

Interviews are due to be held on: 20 October 2021

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

For further details of our fantastic benefits please refer to the attachment below - CUH Benefits.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person specification


Essential criteria

  • Degree plus PhD in psychology (or related subject) awarded or recently submitted

Desirable criteria

  • GCP trained


Essential criteria

  • Research undertaken in a relevant field
  • Experience of writing concise but comprehensive reports/papers
  • Undertaken applied qualitative and/or quantitative research projects that includes the analysis of data

Desirable criteria

  • Experience of drafting proposals and applications to external bodies.
  • A record of presenting papers at conferences and of publishing peer reviewed research papers
  • Experience in qualitative interviews
  • Experience in developing and validating questionnaires


Essential criteria

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • IT literate with a sound knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • A comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to the research area
  • Ability to critically analyse data using quantitative and qualitative techniques
  • Ability to think innovatively
  • Ability to meet deadlines, sometimes under pressure
  • Ability to demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving research problems
  • Knowledge of research design and methods
  • Knowledge of research ethics and governance


Essential criteria

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Enthusiastic and flexible approach
  • Good interpersonal and negotiating skills
  • Commitment to our values
  • Willingness to contribute to the collective life of the Faculty/Professional Service Customer focused

Additional Requirements

Essential criteria

  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent.
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