Research Associate - Psychology - Pain Research (Full Time, Fixed Term)

Job title Research Associate - Psychology - Pain Research (Full Time, Fixed Term)

Department Psychology

Salary Starting from £34,304, rising to £40,927

Grade Grade 7

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2119

Placed on Wednesday 29 September 2021

Closing date Wednesday 27 October 2021

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference AL8620R

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Join our highly collaborative team at the Bath Centre for Pain Research, at the University of Bath. The Centre is leading a newly established multi-institutional consortium that seeks to better understand how psychosocial mechanisms impact on chronic pain. You will be a part of the Advanced Pain Discovery Platform (APDP), which is funded by UKRI and Verses Arthritis. 

About the role:

Supporting the programme of work that we are leading on from Bath, you will initially be conducting literature reviews, participant involvement and working to identify the best psychosocial measures and constructs to include for future collection of pain-related data.

You will be involved in participant recruitment into applied clinical/health psychology studies, and working with complex datasets requiring skills in quantitative data analysis. You will also be working across the wider consortium to harmonise inclusion of pain related measures and analysis, along with synthesising and disseminating outputs from this work through participation in the development and publication of research results in major conferences and journals. A list of recent outputs from the Centre for Pain Research can be found at: https://researchportal.bath.ac.uk/en/organisations/centre-for-pain-research/persons/

Based in the Department of Psychology, you will work with the Principal Investigator, Professor Edmund Keogh in Psychology, and will support the work led by Bath.

About you:

With significant depth and breadth of specialist knowledge of relevant subject matter to contribute to the research programme with the potential to publish in high quality, peer reviewed journals, you will also have:

  • A PhD degree in a subject area of direct relevance for the project e.g., Psychology, Health.
  • Experience working in clinical/health research settings e.g., applied health design; cognitive experimental design and methodology.
  • Experimental and/or clinical health research design and methods, including analysis of quantitative data.
  • Proficiency in IT skills including Office, statistical (e.g., SPSS, R), and experimental software development (e.g., PsychoPy, e-prime).
  • Excellent oral, interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • The ability to organise and prioritise own workload.

For more information:

This is a full-time fixed-term post with an expected start after 1st October 2021 until 30th June 2025. 

Please contact Prof Edmund Keogh (pssemk@bath.ac.uk) or Dr Lisa Austin (la217@bath.ac.uk) if you would like to discuss the role or find out more information. 

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What we can offer you:

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. 

We are:

  • a family friendly workplace 
  • open to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the University. 
  • recognising of the talents of our diverse workforce through an excellent reward package 
  • encouraging of your personal and professional development

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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Further details:

The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations.  We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We are a family-friendly University, with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident employer and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.

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The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations.  We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Bronze Athena SWAN award, and we are actively working towards a Silver award. We are a family-friendly University, with an increasingly agile workforce. We are open to flexible working arrangements and we’re also proud to be a disability confident employer and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.