Research Associate/Senior Research Associate in Health Psychology
UCL Department / Division – Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology
Specific unit / Sub department – Centre for Behaviour Change
Location of position – London
Grades – 7-8
Hours – Full Time
Salary (inclusive of London allowance) – Grade 7: £34,056-£41,163 per annum – Grade 8: £50,753 per annum
Closing date: 21/07/18
Duties and Responsibilities
An opening exists for an experienced researcher to lead the behavioural science workstream of the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) in Evaluation of Interventions. Funded by the NIHR, the HPRU is a collaboration between the University of Bristol, UCL, University of West of England, Medical Research Council Biostatistics Unit at Cambridge University, and Public Health England (PHE). Its aim is to provide a multi-disciplinary research team that increases the capacity of PHE to undertake applied research on the development and evaluation of interventions, in particular focusing on infection prevention and control and environmental hazard protection. Four days of this post will be for the HPRU under the guidance of Dr Fabi Lorencatto, UCL Lead at the Centre for Behaviour Change (CBC) and Dr Richard Amlot at Public Health England. One day of the job will be working with Professor Susan Michie on her projects related to behaviour change. The post-holder will be based at UCL and accountable to Dr Fabi Lorencatto (for the HPRU work) and Professor Susan Michie (for the CBC work).
The post holder will contribute to and lead on a range of projects addressing the design and evaluation of health protection interventions – e.g. brief interventions for patients and GPs to reduce antibiotic prescribing, interventions to increase vaccination uptake and evaluations of health protection guidelines in hospital settings.
The position is funded until 31/03/2020 in the first instance
Candidates applying for the grade 7 position should be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience (further information contained within the job description); Managing multiple research projects, Developing and evaluating interventions to change behaviour, Experience in applied health research, in particular infection prevention and control topics, Experience conducting qualitative and quantitative research and systematic literature reviews
Candidates applying for the grade 8 position should be able to show the above skills and experience + the following (further information contained within the job description); Experience of successful independent and multidisciplinary collaborative research, able to organise own and team’s activities efficiently and to a high standard.