Job Opening: Research Fellow in Department for Health

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Closing Date:   Wednesday 02 March 2011
Interview Date:   Friday 11 March 2011

This post offers an excellent opportunity for an experienced researcher to join the Department for Health at the University of Bath to work on the Preventing Anxiety in Children through Education in Schools (PACES) Project. The PACES Project is a multi-site randomised controlled trial which will evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a school based cognitive behaviour therapy programme in the prevention of anxiety in children aged 9 and 10.

This project is funded via the National Institute of Health Research Public Health Programme and involves collaborating with 45-54 UK schools. The results will be of national importance and will inform the future development of school based emotional health promotion programmes in the UK.

The post holder will be the key researcher on the PACES project responsible for developing, leading and managing this large scale and complex clinical trial. This will include systematically reviewing the literature, identifying appropriate research methodologies and assessment measures, finalising the research protocol, developing standard operating procedures for delivery of the project, planning and co-ordinating the research activity, ensuring that project milestones are achieved to deadline and disseminating the findings. The post will require working independently with oversight from the Principal Investigator together with the ability to organise and motivate others. The post holder will have excellent research, communication and presentation skills.  They will demonstrate enthusiasm, innovation and leadership when faced with challenges and will provide strategic, tactical and operational management skills in the planning and execution of the project.

The post holder will be expected to contribute to the development of research proposals that build upon the PACES project and to independently develop new research proposals in child mental health.

This post requires an enhanced CRB disclosure check. Prospective candidates who wish to discuss this opportunity informally should contact Professor Paul Stallard (, 01225 384356).

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