|Salary:||£37,182 to £40,223 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.|
|Placed On:||27th September 2023|
|Closes:||16th October 2023|
About the Role
A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the Department of Biological and Experimental Psychology to work with Dr Jessica Agnew-Blais on a Medical Research Council (MRC)-funded project “A life course approach to understanding ADHD among women”. The post holder will be an integral part of Dr Agnew-Blais’s ADHD Lifecourse Lab.
This project will use data from existing longitudinal cohort studies to investigate the developmental course of ADHD across the lifespan among girls and women. More specifically, this project uses a developmental approach to understand the change in gender ratio in ADHD from childhood, when ADHD is predominantly diagnosed among boys, to adulthood, when prevalence is the same amongst men and women. Projects will investigate whether women diagnosed with ADHD for the first time in adulthood show indicators in childhood or adolescence that may lead to earlier detection. Additionally, projects will examine adolescence as a period of potential onset/exacerbation of ADHD symptoms amongst girls using data with frequent assessments of ADHD symptoms across adolescence, with particular attention to the potential role of puberty.
The successful candidate should have, or expect to soon receive, a PhD in psychology, psychiatry, public health, epidemiology, or statistics. The post-holder should have experience analysing longitudinal research, experience working with statistical software like R or STATA, evidence of contributions to published research, excellent management and organisational skills, experience of working effectively within a team, and the ability to work independently. Interest and/or experience with patient and public involvement (PPI) is desirable. The post holder will work closely with the PI, researchers, and students in Dr Agnew-Blais’s research group.
About the School
The School of Biological and Behaviuoral Sciences has a strong research output and demanding educational standards for its students, but all members benefit from a high level of academic and social integration. There are a large number of regular seminar and workshop activities. In addition, the School is committed to equality of opportunity and holds a departmental-level Silver Athena SWAN Award.
About Queen Mary
At Queen Mary, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable. Throughout our history, we have fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence, and we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.
We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.
The post is full-time, fixed term for 24 months. The salary is in the range £37,182 - £40,223 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.
Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.
Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Jessica Agnew-Blais: email@example.com.
Interviews are expected to be held shortly after the closing date.
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