Post-doctoral research associate job at KINGS COLLEGE LONDON

job description

We are looking for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the King’s Center for Military Health Research to support the senior team primarily with quantitative data analyzes on various projects and writing for scientific publications. This is an excellent opportunity to work in the field of occupational mental health, epidemiology, military health and statistical analyses. The incumbent will be experienced in working with large datasets, be responsible for managing and cleaning study data, writing statistical analysis protocols, creating scripts to run statistical analyzes in STATA and editing for publication. An interest in mental health, psychology, psychiatry, epidemiology or experience of having worked in this field is an advantage. Having an interest and ideally some experience in qualitative work is desirable, although not essential. This position will be ideal for someone who enjoys working on projects, datasets, applying a variety of statistical techniques, and leading publications in the area of ​​workplace mental health, particularly the health and well-being of military and police. In the first instance, the position is for a period of 1 year, with the possibility of possible extension.

You will be employed by the Department of Psychological Medicine at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London. You will report to Dr. Sharon Stevelink, Senior Lecturer in the Department and Fellow of the King’s Center for Military Health Research.

This position will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 1 year.

This is a full-time position, 100% full-time equivalent (35 hours per week)

Main responsibilities

• Be responsible for the management and cleaning of datasets

• Lead the development of statistical analysis plans

• Develop and refine existing syntax and run analyzes in STATA

• Perform additional data analysis if and when needed

• Take the lead in writing and contribute to scientific publications

• Work to support appropriate qualitative studies related to the role

• Undertake additional duties and tasks if and when required by the management team

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive and the post holder will be required to undertake the duties and responsibilities reasonably expected within the scope and classification of the position.

Skills, knowledge and experience

Essential criteria

1. A degree in epidemiology, statistics, psychology, mental health studies or similar

2. Experience working with large datasets

3. Experience using STATA software

4. Experience writing scientific publications

5. Ability to communicate complex statistical concepts and models to others in lay language

6. Excellent verbal and written communication skills

7. Meticulous and great attention to detail

8. Experience working with health-related research data

Desirable criteria

9. Experience working in a multidisciplinary team

10. Self-motivated and able to work with limited supervision

11. Interest or experience with qualitative or mixed approaches

12. A PhD in epidemiology, statistics, psychology, mental health studies or similar

More information

We aim to arrange interviews within 2-3 weeks of the advert closing date. Candidates must make a 5-minute presentation, which will be followed by a Q&A panel.