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Research Fellow

University of Southampton - Clinical Neurosciences

Location: Southampton
Salary: £31,406 to £38,587 Per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 11th October 2021
Closes: 2nd November 2021
Job Ref: 1527221FC

Location:  College Keep
Fixed Term for 12 months
Interview Date:   To be confirmed

Research in Psychiatry

This is an excellent opportunity for a postgraduate candidate with strong research and organisational skills to further develop their expertise in research. Applications are invited from psychologists and/or researchers to join the research team. 

The focus of the research is on mental health in students (mainly young adults) including impulsive and compulsive symptoms (e.g. gambling disorder, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, substance use, and self-injury). The work will be supervised by Professor Chamberlain within the Psychiatry group of the Faculty of Medicine. 

The Role would involve assisting Professor Chamberlain to develop and conduct research focusing on mental health and well-being in young people (such as surveys and the use of previously validated digital monitoring tools), focusing on students at the University of Southampton. It would also involve: interfacing with other teams and staff at the University of Southampton and other institutions to help promote and ensure research is conducted; contributing to the design and conduct of research including ethics applications, recruitment, and interpretation of data; and ensuring research is conducted in accordance with good practice and regulatory standards. The successful candidate will also have other opportunities to assist in research being led by others within the Department of Psychiatry. 

The job

This is a full time fixed appointment for a period of 12 months,  available from November 2021 (there is flexibility with the start date).  

The successful candidate will have a PhD or equivalent professional qualification(s) relevant to psychology, psychiatry, or a related discipline; and a detailed understanding and knowledge of psychology, psychiatry or a related discipline.

Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.  The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

The candidate will demonstrate a proactive approach, the ability to use own initiative, and well developed attention to detail.  The candidate will have an opportunity to gain additional knowledge and experience in clinically relevant research.

Informal enquiries relating to the project or candidate suitability should be directed to Professor Sam Chamberlain

The position will be available to start from November 2021.

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Lizzie Cessford on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750. Please quote reference 1527221FC number on all correspondence.

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