Vacancy ID:
9828
Location:
Leicester
Department:
Diabetes Research Centre
Vacancy terms:
Full time, fixed term for 12 months
Salary details:
Grade 7 £38,205 to £44,263 per annum (pro rata if part-time)
Hours per week:
37.5
03 Jun 2024
About the role

This is an excellent opportunity for a highly skilled and self-motivated Postdoctoral Research Associate to join our team in order to to support a range of research activities undertaken by the Psychology and Intervention Development teams in the Diabetes Research Centre, Department of Population Health Sciences and the Leicester Diabetes Centre.

The role will involve supporting a number of projects in the field of health psychology and long-term conditions such as type 2 diabetes, as well as drafting and coordinating large grant applications, and developing research outputs with a key focus in, including but not limited to, self-management, behaviour change and process evaluations. This is an excellent opportunity to work with teams from various disciplines and to work collaboratively and independently as part of the Psychology team, with the aim to achieve defined milestones and produce high quality research.

 

About you
To be successful in this role you will have a PhD or equivalent in health psychology, behavioural science, social science or applied health researchYou will also have excellent knowledge in the management of long-term conditions, such as type 2 diabetes and you will be able to provide evidence of a contribution to peer-reviewed journal papers or equivalent. 
 
We are looking for someone who has excellent communication skills – written and verbal evidenced by the ability to communicate complex information and are also seeking someone who can provide evidence of working effectively as part of a team and the ability to work independently 
Additional information

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Michelle Hadjiconstantinou- [email protected]

As part of the University’s ongoing commitment to professional development, this role will also be considered on a seconded basis for existing staff members. Please ensure this is discussed with your line manager prior to applying. More information regarding secondments can be found here 
 
The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.
 
As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, we embed the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. That includes not just our core missions of teaching and research, but also our support for staff, students and our local community through our values of Inspiring, Impactful and Inclusive through our values of Inspiring, Impactful and Inclusive.
 
We’re committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.

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