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Job id: 090366. Salary: £ 43,205 - £44,347 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 31 May 2024. Closing date: 30 June 2024.

Business unit: IoPPN. Department: Health Services & Population Research.

Contact details: Craig Morgan.

Location: Denmark Hill Campus. Category: Research.

About Us

Applications are invited from highly motivated candidates for a position of Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on an international research project on psychosis, titled INTREPID III, led by Professor Craig Morgan.

About the Project

INTREPID III is a 5-year international research programme funded by the MRC. The ultimate and ambitious goal of the programme is to transform our knowledge of and responses to psychotic disorders globally by: (1) delivering novel research programmes on medium-term course and outcomes, homeless populations, and putative mechanisms of risk and relapse, (2) establishing a global study catalogue and data sharing platform, and (3) implementing a structured set of activities in each setting to ensure findings inform the development, and ultimately testing, of bespoke interventions.

About the Role

The postholder will be based in the co-ordinating centre (Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London) and will be responsible for a) overall co-ordination of the INTREPID III programme, b) supporting and liaising with each participating centre to ensure planned activities are conducted in line with the programme timetable, and c) contributing to collating and analysing material and data generated by the INTREPID III programme. Travel to each site in each of the partner countries will be required.

The post holder will have experience conducting mental health research, excellent knowledge of quantitative and/or qualitative research methods, and excellent knowledge of the social determinants of health. They will have experience of working on interdisciplinary international research projects, experience of working with people with mental health problems, strong organisational skills, and a proven ability to work in diverse teams and liaise with other professionals and academics across cultures.

Career Development

We will also support you in developing your academic career, including through fellowship applications and other applications to external research funders (whether led by you or by others in the team), exploring collaborations with others, and research and wider professional skills development through local Early Career Researcher Networks and the College’s wider training programme.

This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for 2 years, until July 2026

This is a full-time post.

About You

Essential criteria

  1. PhD in global mental health or a related discipline or similar level of experience
  2. Experience of collaborating with people with lived experience in mental health research
  3. Experience of mental health research
  4. The ability to work collaboratively with people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures
  5. Awareness of the specific practical and ethical issues involved in studies of people with mental health problems
  6. Excellent project management skills
  7. Experience of managing databases using REDCap software or similar
  8. Excellent knowledge of social determinants of health
  9. Experience in presenting and disseminating research findings.
  10. Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with diverse groups
  11. Excellent organisation, time-management and communications skills

Desirable criteria

  1. Experience of working in low- and middle-income countries
  2. Experience in coordinating large (multi-site) research projects
  3. Experience of delivering high quality public engagement activities
  4. Experience of publishing papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals
  5. A proven track record of the ability to publish academic articles in the field of global mental health
  6. Experience of supervision of researchers or/and students

Please note that this is a PhD level role but candidates who have submitted their thesis and are awaiting award of their PhDs will be considered. In these circumstances the appointment will be made at Grade 5, spine point 30 with the title of Research Assistant. Upon confirmation of the award of the PhD, the job title will become Research Associate and the salary will increase to Grade 6.

Further Information

We pride ourselves on being inclusive and welcoming. We embrace diversity and want everyone to feel that they belong and are connected to others in our community.

We are committed to working with our staff and unions on these and other issues, to continue to support our people and to develop a diverse and inclusive culture at King's.

We ask all candidates to submit a copy of their CV, and a supporting statement, detailing how they meet the essential criteria listed in the advert. If we receive a strong field of candidates, we may use the desirable criteria to choose our final shortlist, so please include your evidence against these where possible.

To find out how our managers will review your application, please take a look at our ‘How we Recruit’  pages.

We are able to offer sponsorship for candidates who do not currently possess the right to work in the UK.