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Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Band 7

Main area
Research and Development
Band 7
22 months Fixed Term
Full and Part Time hours available
Job ref
Hellesdon Hospital, Julian Hospital
£33,222 - £43,041 pro rata
01/01/2019 23:59
Interview date

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, alcohol treatment, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we’d love you to join us!

Please follow this link to find out more in our Employee Handbook

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Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed.

It is important that you complete a formal application form as CV’s alone will not be accepted.

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for Post-doctoral researchers to join the Research Development team at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT).

The Research Development Team works with Clinicians, Academics and Experts By Experience to develop clinically-relevant high-quality research funding grants. The Programme also contributes to the Trust’s initiative to develop a research and evidence-based culture through advising on high-quality evaluations and clinical outcomes.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience and interest in pursuing a clinical research career in one or more of the following areas:

  • Adult Mental Health
  • Global Mental Health
  • Older People’s Services
  • Child and Youth Mental Health

The posts will be primarily working under the Development Leads to write Research Grant applications to national and international funding bodies. The posts are expected to contribute to Publications and Outputs from the Programme and present findings to a wide audience. Candidates will have a strong background using Quantitative and/or Qualitative methodologies, will be able to undertake publishable literature reviews, and will be able to work well within a small team environment. Candidates will also need to work very flexibly, managing several projects at once and with rapid response deadlines.

Occasional travel will be required for the posts, both nationally and internationally.

Candidates should have submitted or been awarded their PhD, or, exceptionally, are expected to submit their thesis shortly.

Posts are available for 22 months in the first instance, but may continue dependent on funding success.

To apply for these positions, the following details are required within your Supporting Statement:

  • State your preferred Whole Time Equivalent (0.6 to 1.0 WTE) and your preferred area(s) of working from the list above. You can list more than one of the areas.
  • Write 750 words describing your previous work (PhD or other research project) using the following headings: Introduction, Methods, Findings/Results, Conclusions, Clinical Impact, Future Direction of Research.

Candidates are advised to read the role-specific Supplementary Information.

Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!

Interviews will be on the 16th January 2019, candidates may only be given a minimum of 3 days’ notice, please note this date is provisional and may be subject to change. You will be contacted via email and invited to book a time. These emails may go to your SPAM, so please keep checking all your emails if applying.

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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If you have problems applying, contact

01603 421222