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Behavioural Scientist - KTP Associate

Aston University - School of Psychology

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £32,000 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 10th December 2021
Closes: 14th February 2022
Job Ref: R210496

Location:  Alpharmaxim Ltd, 1 Century Park, Pacific Road, Atlantic Street, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 5BJ, UK
Contract Type: Fixed Term (21 months)
Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Monday 14 February 2022
Interview Date: Monday 28 February 2022

This role is an exciting opportunity for candidates with an Hons degree (1st Class/ 2.1) and a PhD in Psychology or a related discipline. Experience of statistical modelling is essential. The candidate should also ideally demonstrate an understanding of the challenges and benefits of collaborative projects through their experience of working in either industry or research.

Key skills/ experience required include:

  •   Experience of statistical modelling 
  •   Experience of research methodology appropriate to psychology and evidence of successful recruitment of participants
  •   Ability to develop innovative solutions to unstructured problems
  •   Knowledge of survey design including large scale data analytical techniques
  •   Experience using advanced statistical analysis tools (e.g., SPSS, R)
  •   Good writing skills; ability to communicate technical information in a clear manner

Personal attributes:

Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders in a multidisciplinary project team. Strong organisational skills, the ability to take project ownership, co-ordinate work-streams and achieve agreed objectives. 

The Company: Alpharmaxim is a long-established (since 2001) specialist marketing communications agency in the healthcare sector, that helps pharmaceutical companies educate the medical community about their products or services. Pharmaceutical and biotech companies (biopharma) bring products to market with the aim of satisfying an unmet medical need, either for the treatment of an otherwise untreated disease OR for the improved treatment of a disease. Find out more: https://alpharmaxim.com/ 

Aston University: You will work in a project team with Dr Jason Thomas (HLS), Dr Carl Senior (HLS) at Aston University and the Senior Management Team at Alpharmaxim Ltd with the support of the Innovate UK’s Knowledge Transfer Adviser.  

For informal enquiries about this role please contact Dr Jason Thomas, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Aston University, thomasj8@aston.ac.uk.

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