|Salary:||£34,502 to £37,314 pro rata per annum, including London Weighting Allowance|
|Placed On:||2nd February 2023|
|Closes:||12th February 2023|
We wish to appoint a Research Assistant for a research and administrative position within the Health Psychology Group in the Department of Psychology, at King’s College London. The position will be part time (50% FTE) for a fixed-term duration of 2 years, in the first instance.
This position will require in-person work at the Health Psychology Section, Guy’s Hospital, at least two days per week.
The successful candidate will join the research team led by Dr. Lauren Heathcote and support cutting-edge research programmes investigating the psychology of pain and physical symptoms in children and adults living with chronic conditions such as allergies, chronic pain, and cancer survivors. The research programme also has a focus on developing and testing novel interventions, including a digital mindset intervention for childhood cancer survivors with pain, gamified sensory flexibility training for adults with chronic pain and chronic dizziness, and interoceptive training for brain-body integration. The successful candidate will primarily support the mindset intervention and interoception studies but will have exposure to all areas of the research programme.
The post holder would be involved in patient and public involvement work, obtaining NHS and King’s ethics approvals, recruiting participants in line with ethics requirements, as well as running behavioural and clinical studies, as part of a research team. The post holder will also be responsible for conducting administrative duties for the lab, including purchases and expenses, and organizing lab activities such as lab meetings, journal clubs, and social activities.
This post will be based in the Health Psychology Group, Department of Psychology, embedded within a team which brings together expertise in long-term condition management, implementation, and intervention research. The Health Psychology section has been influential in the evolution of Health Psychology as a discipline in the UK.
This post will be offered on an a fixed term contract for 24 months.
This is a part-time post - 50% full time equivalent.
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