Reporting to : Co-Director, Centre for Mental Health and Society, PI GCRF SASHI
Organisation : Bangor University, Centre for Mental Health and Society
We are inviting applications for a researcher to join a vibrant international global mental health research team. The post will be based in either the Wrexham campus, which is close to Chester, Liverpool and Manchester or the Bangor campus.
The postholder will work on the South Asia Self Harm research capability building Initiative (GCRF-SASHI) which is a new project funded by the Global Challenge Research Fund.
SASHI is a partnership between academics working in Mysore, India and Karachi, Pakistan and academics in Bangor, Manchester and Oxford Universities.
The purpose of the GCRF-SASHI project is to help to find effective responses to deliberate self-harm and suicide in South Asia by building research infrastructure and expertise in India and Pakistan.
This will allow each country to build a body of evidence to facilitate the development of culturally relevant and effective interventions, both social and medical.
We are seeking to appoint an experienced quantitative researcher who has an established track record in leading and conducting research.
The successful applicant may have a background in epidemiology, medical statistics, psychology, or another relevant quantitative science.
The GCRF-SASHI is be part of the Centre for Mental Health and Society (CFMHAS), Bangor University research portfolio. The centre was established in 2012 and is co-
directed by Professor Catherine Robinson and Professor Rob Poole. The Centre brings together social science, clinical and biomedical researchers in a truly multidisciplinary partnership.
CFMHAS focuses on research that has direct translational application to the well-being of people with mental health problems, their families and carers, and to the mental health of the general population.
CFMHAS is part of Bangor University’s School of Healthcare Science. The School’s mission is to be an international example of best practice in partnership-
working with students, professionals, health and social care services, and policy makers in the generation (research excellence) and application (teaching excellence) of knowledge to improve healthcare, health and wellbeing (impact).
The School is the sole provider for pre-registration education for the nursing, midwifery and radiography professions in North Wales.
We host a fully accredited Clinical Trials Unit and have research expertise in health economics, primary care, evidence synthesis, implementation, service user perspectives, rehabilitation, and bilingual aspects of healthcare.
We achieved an excellent outcome in the REF, placed in the top 20 of 94 Universities entered in Unit of Assessment 3. The quality of our research outputs was rated in the top 3.
We pay attention to demonstrating the links between our research and teaching activities, and in providing our students with excellent learning experiences that equip them with the ability to succeed in their professional careers.
The successful candidate will be appointed on either grade 7 or grade 8 dependent upon their experience and qualifications.
Successful applicants will be expected to lead in the development and delivery of research proposals, provide support to the team in the analysis of quantitative data, contribute towards reports, publications and presentations, and assist in administration as needed.
Candidates should be educated to PhD level (or equivalent).
To be appointed at grade 8 candidates will need to have considerable experience of successfully developing proposals, delivering research projects and a proven track record of peer reviewed publications.
Grade 8 candidates will have an established research reputation, including involvement in professional peer review activities for example grant awarding committees, will have the expertise to provide expert advice to external bodies and will have the skills and experience to supervise a research project team.
To be appointed at grade 7 candidates will need to have some experience of contributing to the development of research proposal and to have shown the potential to establish a track record of peer reviewed publications.
Good verbal and written skills, computer skills, the ability to work to deadlines and to work as part of a team are essential.
The successful candidate will be expected to commence 1st October 2018 or soon thereafter and the post has a fixed end-date of 30 / 04 / 2021 in the first instance.
Closing date for applications : 29 / 07 / 2018. Interviews will be held in Wrexham on 23 / 08 / 2018.
Applications will only be accepted via our on-line recruitment website, jobs.bangor.ac.uk. However, in cases of access issues due to disability, paper application forms are available by telephoning 01248 383865.
Informal enquiries can be made by contacting : Prof Catherine Robinson, Professor of Social Policy Research, SASHI Principal Investigator, e-
mail : or on 01248 382221.
Committed To Equal Opportunities
Purpose of the Job
Main Duties and Responsibilities
This list of duties is not meant to be exhaustive, but merely an indication of the main areas of activity of the post. It may be amended or added to, at the discretion of the Principle Investigator, with other duties commensurate with the function and grade following consultation with the post-holder.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
The post holder is also required to comply with all applicable health and safety policies, procedures and risk assessments.
The successful candidate will :
All members of staff have a duty to ensure their actions are in line with the overall environmental aims of the University and minimise their environmental impact.
All offers are made subject to proof of eligibility to work in the UK and receipt of satisfactory references.
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