Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher / PhD position

Location:Highfield Campus
Closing Date: Friday 11 October 2013
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: 292413JW

Full Time Fixed Term (33 months)

You will undertake PhD research on mental health epidemiology as part of the MARATONE project and will beco-supervised by Professor Alarcos Cieza (Psychology) and Cyrus Cooper (MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit).

MARATONE (Mental Health Training through Network in Europe) is a Marie Curie Network for Initial Training (MC – ITN) for Early Stage Researchers (ESRs), funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme. This project is coordinated by Professor Alarcos Cieza, Psychology, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences.

In addition to a good salary and research funding for PhD studies, benefits include a pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.

You will gain experience in working with a group of international researchers of the highest standards and from the MARATONE ‘training though research’ programme as well as the training activities offered in the PhD programme of the Academic Unit of Psychology and the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit.

You will complete a 33 month PhD on mental health epidemiology and undertake dissemination activities which include:

  • Publication of at least three scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Participation in international and national conferences and workshops.
  • Newsletters for other interested parties and internet resources.

You will have a master’s degree or equivalent in epidemiology, medicine, public health, psychology or statistics; excellent statistical knowledge; experience in analysing survey data and advanced English language skills (written and oral). Previous research experience in psychology or in a mental health related area, medicine, public health or epidemiology would be advantageous.

You must as part of your application attach a 2-page proposal for the PhD research that you are interested in pursuing.

Due to requirements stipulated by Marie Curie, to be eligible for appointment under this Scheme you (at the time of recruitment by the School) must not have been resident or carried out your main activity (work, studies) in the UK for more than 12 months in the past 3 years.

Application procedure: You should submit your completed online application form at the apply button below. If you require any assistance, please contact Charlene Tyson on +44 (0) 23 8059 6803. Please quote reference 292413JW on all correspondence.

Further details: We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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