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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Job title Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Department Psychology

Salary Starting from £35,333, rising to £42,155

Grade Grade 7

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2119

Placed on Wednesday 11 January 2023

Closing date Wednesday 22 February 2023

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CH9912R

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The Department Psychology is seeking a Research Associate to work on an exciting project! 

About the role 

The aim of this project is to address questions about the overlap between Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and mental health problems (such as anxiety, depression) and co-occurring developmental disorders (such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, ADHD). It will include secondary data analysis of existing longitudinal cohort data (Pathways:, using advanced longitudinal analysis, such as structural equation modelling.

This role will involve conceptualizing research questions, preparing and analysing data, writing manuscripts for journal publication, and preparing conference presentations. The position will also involve working closely with collaborators to provide methodological and analytical support to advance secondary data analysis focused on mental health trajectories, risk and protective factors in the Pathways sample. 

This role is offered on a full time (36.5 per week) fixed term basis with an expected end date of 31/03/2024.

About you

  • PhD in a relevant subject area of direct relevance for the project.
  • Experience analysing or collecting data from developmental populations
  • Excellent oral, interpersonal and written communication skills 
  • Dedication to working within professional and ethical codes of conduct.

What we can offer you:

We are an equal opportunities employer and have 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

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 leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require. 

We offer:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme;
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance;
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce; 
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.

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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. Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

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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Update to our application process

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.