Research Fellow in Psychology (Project manager) Ref 9679

School/department: Psychology
Hours: Full-time
Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Core working hours expected to be within the standard working day 9-5pm to enable liaison with other staff, although some flexibility will be possible. *Full-time, Job-share or Part-time combined with PhD.
Contract: fixed term until 31 March 2027 or for 4 years 5 months 
Reference: 9679
Salary: starting at £35,333 to £40,931 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on:  02 September 2022
Closing date:  29 September 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: TBC
Expected start date: 01 November 2022


Job description

This is an exciting opportunity to be the site Research Co-ordinator in the CONNECT study. This is a multi-site Wellcome Trust funded project which aims to identify relapse signatures in people with psychosis using active and passive digital monitoring and data collection.  

Our Wellcome Trust funded CONNECT study will recruit individuals with psychosis and use smartphone apps to actively and passively collect data using a prospective observational cohort study. We will use these data to develop and validate a personalised risk prediction algorithm for relapse. We will maximise engagement and information obtained from digital remote monitoring by asking the right questions, at the right frequency and time.

Our long-term vision is to improve the quality of life of people with psychosis while also reducing the impact and financial burden on service providers.

The post holder will manage all aspects of the project in Sussex; liaise with the local and national project leads, researchers, patient and public contributors, and the co-ordinating centre; and manage two research assistants. Candidates with an interest in digital mental health and serious mental health problems would be particularly encouraged.

Candidates should have research management experience, skills in psychological assessment, demonstrable project management skills, excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a good understanding mixed-methodsstudies. The successful applicant will join the School of Psychology and become a member of the Sussex Psychosis Research interest Group. They will have an honorary NHS contract. 

There will be opportunities to develop supervision and training skills, to write and publish papers, to contribute to all project publications, impact and dissemination activities and to oversee the project in Sussex.

The postholder will be supervised by Professor Kathryn Greenwood (local Principal Investigator) and will work closely with the local project team in Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and the broader study team.

The project team are international leaders in their fields. The team as a whole incorporates experts in psychology, psychiatry, digital technologies, qualitative and quantitative analysis, and is led by Professor Sandra Bucci from the University of Manchester.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status The University is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEMM) at Sussex.

Please contact: Prof Kathryn Greenwood Tel: 07879 551385 or k.e.greenwood@sussex.ac.uk for informal enquiries.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification Ref 9679 [PDF 195.95KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

Visa Sponsorship Queries:

This role has been assigned an eligible SOC code and meets the salary requirements for Skilled Worker Sponsorship if full time. Please consult our Skilled Worker Visa information page  for further information about Visa Sponsorship.Please note that this position may be subject to ATAS clearance if you require visa sponsorship.


How to apply

Download our academic application form [DOC 199.50KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

Email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to psychologyrecruitment@sussex.ac.uk  

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as google.docs or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.


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