Job title Research Associate (Fixed Term)
Salary Starting from £35,333, rising to £42,155
Grade Grade 7
SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2119
This role is potentially sponsorable subject to candidates meeting the
tradeable points criteria
Placed on Friday 16 September 2022
Closing date Wednesday 05 October 2022
Interview date Monday 17 October 2022
We are seeking to recruit a full time Research Associate to support the
programme of work that we are leading on from Bath.
The role will initially involve identifying the psychosocial constructs that
impact most on pain, and how it develops. This will require you to draw on
existing knowledge, help lead literature reviews, and involve participant
The main part of the role requires you to be responsible for design,
recruitment, testing and monitoring of people with clinical pain in new
studies. There will be a focus on cognitive, emotional and behavioural factors
in pain, and will cover both laboratory-based, as well as clinical pain
investigations. Therefore, experience designing and running both laboratory,
as well as experience in clinical/health research would be desirable.
There is the possibility of including digital data capture, such as online
experiments or sensors, to measure pain outcomes. The post will involve
working with complex datasets, requiring skills in quantitative data analysis.
It will also involve working across the wider consortium to harmonise
inclusion of pain related measures and analysis. You will need to take an
active part in the work of the whole consortium including through
participation at events and workshops, providing support and advice in keeping
with their role and level of appointment, as well as engaging with patient and
public focus groups and other stakeholders.
This position is offered on a full time (36.5 hours per week) fixed term
basis until 30/06/2025.
This role requires an Basic DBS & Barred List Check which we would organise.
The Bath Centre for Pain Research (BCPR) at the University of Bath is the
home to a team of interdisciplinary researchers that investigate the effect
that pain has on people's lives. It has a focus on exploring the way
psychological and social factors impact on pain, and how this understanding
might translate into better ways to manage painful conditions. The core areas
of work are in: cognitive processes in pain, social factors, child and family,
evidence-based medicine and digital development.
The Centre is leading a newly established multi-institutional consortium
called CRIISP (Consortium to Investigate Individual, Interpersonal and Social
influences in Pain, https: // criisp.uk/). It seeks to better understand how
psychosocial mechanisms impact on chronic pain, explore how these factors
might work alongside biology, in order to provide a better understanding of
pain and how it is managed. The consortium is funded under the Advanced Pain
Discovery Platform programme, which is part of a new joint and equal
investment of £14 million by UKRI and Versus Arthritis. For UKRI, the
initiative is led by the Medical Research Council, with support from the
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and Economic
and Social Research Council (ESRC). This research programme seeks to scale
up research into chronic pain to improve outcomes for the many people living
with painful and debilitating conditions.
For any information discussions about the role please contact Professor Edmund
Keogh on firstname.lastname@example.org or Lisa Austin (Research Hub Manager) on
What we can offer you:
We are an equal opportunities employer and have an excellent international
reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. We have made a positive
commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver
Athena SWAN award.
A family-friendly University with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open
to flexible working arrangements. We're also proud to be a disability
confident leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may
a very generous employer contributory pension scheme;
generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so
that you can enjoy a positive work life balance;
an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse
a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.
Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with
its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an
excellent environment in which to work. Find out from our staff what makes the
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We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated ,
respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience,
perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees
and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture
that enhanceshealth and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to
have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an
accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability
confidence and supporting disabled staff.
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