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Research Fellow: Stress Trauma and Related Conditions

Queen's University Belfast - School of Psychology

Location: Belfast
Salary: £34,304 per annum (pro rata)
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 4th October 2021
Closes: 25th October 2021
Job Ref: 21/109192

Duration: Temporary for 3 Months

Hours: Part-time (0.6 FTE)

Would you like to use your research skills and be part of a forward thinking and dynamic team that is proactively responding to the challenges currently facing our society, economy and higher education sector?

The School of Psychology at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Research Fellow for the duration of three months.

The successful candidate will be based at the Research Centre for Stress Trauma and Related Conditions (STARC) in the School of Psychology and will join a productive team of researchers working in the field of psychological trauma and mental health.

As a research fellow you will focus on the creation of peer-reviewed outputs from existing mental ill health data. Therefore, data analysis, writing, and administration around the submission of publications will be a key focus on this role.

This role offers a unique opportunity for someone to quickly produce outputs in leading psychology and psychiatry journals to enhance their CV.

The successful candidate must have, and you should clearly demonstrate this in your CV/Cover letter:

  • Honours Degree in Psychology or related discipline
  • Have, or about to obtain, a PhD in Psychology, Epidemiology, Statistics or related discipline.
  • At least 3 years relevant research experience to include:
    •   Demonstrable understanding of secondary data analysis processes.
    •   Experience of working with quantitative survey data.
    •   Experience of using the statistical packages of SPSS and/or MPlus.
  • A peer reviewed publication record commensurate with career stage.

*Please note the above are not an exhaustive list*. For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria please visit or click to Apply

Key Dates

Closing date: Monday, 25 October 2021

Anticipated interview date: Monday, 06 December 2021

Further information

Information about the School can be found at –

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Information on our attractive reward package can be found at:

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all.

However, our employment monitoring data tells us that individuals from the Protestant faith are also currently under-represented in this category of work. As such, we particularly welcome applications for this role from individuals who identify with these backgrounds and / or communities.

As you may be aware, Queen’s is recognised as one of the most diverse organisations in Northern Ireland. We are committed to ensuring our workplace is a safe, welcoming and inclusive place to work, which is why we subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, Diversity Charter Mark NI and Athena SWAN.

It is also why we have established award winning Staff Networks such as PRISM and iRise. These networks provide an opportunity for staff to meet in a friendly, informal way to support each other. More details on all our networks can be found at

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