Research Associate in Brain Sciences
Imperial College London Department of Brain Sciences
United Kingdom

Job summary

As a member of the Centres for Neuropsychopharmacology and Psychedelic Research at Imperial College, the post-holder will report to Dr Erritzoe (line manager). The post is for a full-time Research Associate and their main role will be to carry out research into the effects of psychedelics and ketamine with focus on personality effects, and to supervise multi-disciplinary teams. In addition, the Research Associate will be expected to submit...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED02437
  • Date posted 28 April 2021
  • Closing date 26 May 2021

Key information about the role

  • Location Hammersmith Campus (map)
  • Position type Full time, fixed term
  • Salary £40,858 – £48,340 plus benefits
  • Department Department of Brain Sciences
  • Category Researcher / Non Clinical Researcher

Job description

Job summary

As a member of the Centres for Neuropsychopharmacology and Psychedelic Research at Imperial College, the post-holder will report to Dr Erritzoe (line manager). The post is for a full-time Research Associate and their main role will be to carry out research into the effects of psychedelics and ketamine with focus on personality effects, and to supervise multi-disciplinary teams. In addition, the Research Associate will be expected to submit publications to refereed journals and to attract external research funding.

Duties and responsibilities

    • To take initiatives in the planning of research
    • To direct the work of small research teams
    • To conduct data analysis
    • To always ensure the validity and reliability of data
    • To maintain accurate and complete records of all findings
    • To write reports for submission to research sponsors
    • To present findings to colleagues and at conferences
    • To submit publications to refereed journals
    • To develop contacts and research collaborations within the College and the wider community
    • To promote the reputation of the Group, the Department, and the College
    • To provide guidance to PhD Students
    • Contribute to bids for research grants

Essential requirements

    • Research Associate: Hold a PhD (or equivalent) in Clinical Psychology or a closely related discipline or equivalent research, industrial or commercial experience
    • Research Assistant: Near completion of a PhD (or equivalent) in Clinical Psychology or a closely related discipline or equivalent research, industrial or commercial experience
    • Practical experience within a research environment with publications in relevant and
    • Research experience in personality psychology
    • Knowledge of psychedelic science and personality science
    • Knowledge of research methods and statistical procedures

Further information

This post is full-time, fixed term for one year with possible extension for a 2nd year, is based at our Hammersmith Campus and in a new research clinic at St Charles Hospital (CNWL NHS Foundation Trust & Imperial College clinical research collaboration).

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £36,045 - £39,183 per annum.

As this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, at the appropriate level, will be required for the successful candidate.

Further information about the DBS disclosure process can be found at http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/agencies-public-bodies/dbs/ or by telephoning 03000 200 190. You may also wish to view the College’s DBS webpage for policy statements on the Recruitment and Employment of Ex-Offenders and the Secure Storage, Use, Retention & Disposal of Disclosures and Disclosure Information.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Dr David Erritzoe: d.erritzoe@imperial.ac.uk

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level.

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-integrity/animal-research


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