Research Associate (Fixed term)

Job title Research Associate (Fixed term)

Department Psychology

Salary Starting from £33,797, rising to £40,322

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Wednesday 08 January 2020

Closing date Wednesday 29 January 2020

Interview date Wednesday 12 February 2020

Reference SB7373


The Department of Psychology at the University of Bath is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on a 4-year MRC funded study, examining the longitudinal pathways via which trauma exposure influences child mental health. 

The project will capitalise on a unique South African birth cohort, the Drakenstein Child Health Study, which focuses on children growing up in conditions of significant adversity. You will utilise rich existing psycho-biological data, including longitudinal neuro-imaging data, to address key questions in the child trauma field; and will also support the next wave of data collection (at age 8 years) by the team based at the University of Cape Town. The project provides a unique opportunity to study the effects of child trauma exposure in a low and middle income country, in which child trauma exposure is comparatively common, but has been less well studied compared to high income contexts. 

You should have a strong background in clinical and/or developmental psychology or neuroscience, and should have, or be about to receive, a PhD in this area. Essential criteria include the ability to work independently and to collaborate with other team members, as well as excellent quantitative data analysis, communication and writing skills.  You must be willing and able to travel to South Africa. Prior experience of analysing neuroimaging or other psychobiological (e.g., neuroendocrine) data is highly desirable.

The proposed start date of this 3-year fixed-term post is 20th April 2020, or shortly thereafter.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Professor Sarah Halligan by email.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:
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