The Applied Research Centre in Health & Lifestyle Interventions (ARC-HLI) is looking for an enthusiastic and committed Professor or Reader who can contribute to our applied research activities, with a particular focus on the application of behaviour change theory and evidence to health care and/or public health related intervention development and evaluation. Your expertise will be drawn from health, clinical, or social psychology. This expertise will be applied within one or more of health behaviour change, health promotion, public health, self-management of long-term conditions, healthcare communications.
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Deadline for applications: 18 December 2013
The School of Social and Community Medicine at the University of Bristol is seeking to appoint an experienced quantitative researcher who has an established track record in leading and conducting research in relation to important questions affecting primary health care. This will have been demonstrated by success in attracting external grant funding leading to high quality peer-reviewed publications. The successful applicant will have an interest and expertise in applied quantitative research methods. They may have a background in medical statistics, psychology, economics or another relevant quantitative science. They are not specifically seeking to attract a statistician or methodologist (although methodologists are welcome to apply), but someone who is interested in the application of quantitative skills to address practical research questions in relation to primary care. This research may include randomised and non-randomised designs, epidemiological studies, and the development of new research measures. An interest in health services research is essential, but the applicant may wish to pursue topics relating to the organisation and delivery of primary care or the diagnosis and treatment of conditions managed in primary care. The applicant will be expected to lead their own research and to provide methodological support to others. A key priority for this post will be to build on the successful partnership between the University of Bristol and the NHS, via Avon Primary Care Research Collaborative, and to develop an externally funded research programme, at least some of which is conducted with Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucester.
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Deadline for applications: 5 Jan 2014
The Division of Applied Health Sciences and the Aberdeen Health Psychology Group are seeking to appoint an ambitious, mid-career research fellow in Health Psychology (4 year post initially). The research fellow will work together with Professor Marijn de Bruin and other members of the group, and of the Institute of Applied Health Sciences where the group is based. They are looking for a candidate with expertise web-based behavioural interventions (e-health); interest in real-time measurement and intervention; affinity in working in both clinical and non-clinical settings; the ambition to move findings from fundamental psychology research to large (cluster) randomized controlled trials; and thorough knowledge of health behaviour (change) theories and research methodology. The primary aim of the post is research, but also includes some postgraduate.
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Deadline for applications: 20 December 2013
The University of Exeter Medical School is advertising a 9 month funded postdoctoral fellowship (4 days per week) to begin in January 2014. Successful applicants will help Dr Colin Greaves to refine a self-care intervention for people with heart failure based on feedback from patients, nurses providing the intervention and recordings of consultation sessions.
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Deadline for applications: 20th November 2013
PocketProf is recruiting a behavioural health scientist with expertise in behavioural medicine and health-related behaviour change to help coordinate, drive and grow their ongoing research efforts. As Behavioural Scientist the candidate will be a critical member of the team and will work closely with Professor Colin Espie (Chief Scientific and Clinical Officer) to drive internal and external research efforts forward. The candidate will be responsible for managing international research projects and ensuring that the company stays abreast of the latest relevant research. As a result they will be involved with product development and marketing teams as well as furthering the team’s academic endeavours.
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Closing date for applications: 22 Nov 2013
Job title: MRC/University Research Fellows (4 positions)
Department: MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Institute of Health and Wellbeing
Organisation/University: University of Glasgow
Four fellowships are offered as part of a programme to maximise the benefits of the Unit transfer into the University of Glasgow by creating new collaborative links that will facilitate strategically important population health research and help build research capacity. There are 3 Research Fellowships offered at Grade 7 (004729) and an additional Research Fellow/Grade 8 or Senior Research Fellow/Grade 9 (004730). Funding is available for 5 years with the possibility of a permanent academic post beyond, subject to satisfactory performance and locally agreed criteria including funding for further research being secured.
For more inforation see the University of Glasgow jobs site.
Closing date for applications: 3rd November 2013
The MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit at the University of Glasgow is advertising two positions for a Senior Research Fellow/Professor to provide strategic vision and lead and develop the research programme; develop local, national and international collaborations; maximise the sustainability, relevance and impact of the programme through partnership, collaboration and knowledge transfer and exchange; conduct world-class original research, methodological development, supervision and mentoring consistent with the research strategy of the Unit and Institute.
The two positions are:
- Programme Leader: Evaluating the health effects of social and public health policies and programmes (Ref: 004689)
- Programme Leader: Social Patterning of Health over the Lifecourse (Ref: 004690)
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Deadline for applications: 6 October 2013
The Institute of Psychological Sciences (IPS) and the Bradford Institute for Health Research are advertising for a Lecturer in Health and Social Psychology to contribute towards and enhance the educational provision of IPS and work with a multi-disciplinary team to deliver high quality applied research with impact in the field of patient safety (broadly defined). Theoretical models from the fields of health and social psychology, human factors and occupational psychology are all directly applicable to improving safety in healthcare; researchers with a background are encouraged to apply.
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Deadline for applications: 2 September 2013
The Institute of Psychological Sciences at the University of Leeds is advertising for a full time Lecturer in Psychology to contribute towards and enhance the Institute’s Student Education provision and play a strong role in delivering its research vision. They will only consider candidates with a proven ability to deliver world-class teaching and research. Candidates will be committed to providing a first class student education experience and have a sound research track record in a field of psychology that complements the Institute’s existing strengths. Candidates will also be expected to provide leadership in internal management structures.
You will have a PhD in a relevant field, along with postgraduate experience in psychology and evidence of an ability to teach successfully and effectively whilst inspiring students. You will have a good record of attracting external research funding, (or clear potential to do so), and have the ability to offer inspirational leadership. Strong organisational and interpersonal skills along with the ability to provide inspirational leadership are required to succeed in the role.
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Closing Date: 2 September 2013
Interviews are expected to take place on 13 September 2013
The Health Psychology Section in the Psychology Department (Guy’s Campus) at Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London are seeking a post doctoral researcher to lead on a project entitled “The development and evaluation of a web-based intervention for psychological distress in End-Stage Renal Disease: The iDiD pilot trial (Improving Distress in Dialysis)”. The project duration is 24 months.
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Deadline for applications: 23 August 2013