Research Associate in Sleep Science
Application closing date
Specialist and Supporting Academic Research grade 6 from £31406
School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences
Full-time; Fixed-term to 31st May 2025 (London-based)
The Home Heat Health project aims to establish a UK night-time overheating
criterion in London flats and small dwellings, and investigate behavioural
changes which can improve summertime thermal comfort, and reduce energy
demand. A Research Associate is sought to work as part of a multi-disciplinary
team of sleep scientists, engineers and experts in user-centred design and
health, alongside other Research Associates, Doctoral Research students and
senior academic staff.
The main aims of the job include: supporting the team in conducting a series
of studies exploring the impact of overheated bedrooms on sleep quality during
heatwaves, and identifying behavioural changes and refurbishment measures that
mitigate sleep disturbances during heatwaves. Duties will include: developing,
organising and conducting London-based studies to quantify temperatures and
other factors that cause sleep disturbances in bedrooms; experimentally
trialing co-created socio-technical adaptations to hot weather events,
assessing their practicality, adoptability and influence on the indoor
environment, sleep quality, and health and well-being for people of different
ages; and contributing to the development of strategies for city-located
apartment blocks to reduce energy demand and improve the environment in
Candidates should possess a PhD in Psychology (or a related field), have
specialist knowledge and understanding of sleep science from a Psychology (or
related) background, have experience in working and collecting data in a
health-related, behaviour change and/or lifestyle interventions environment,
and experience of collecting, analysing and interpreting quantitative data to
a high standard. You should also have excellent communication and project
management skills as the job involves extensive data collection and liaison
with community participants, and communication with interdisciplinary team
members and industry stakeholders involved in the project.
This full-time post is offered on a fixed-term contract to 31st May 2025. The
postholder will be based on the University's London campus.
Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Iuliana Hartescu, Senior Lecturer
in Psychology, via email to email@example.com.
Loughborough University is committed to allowing its employees to work
dynamically with a combination of working on campus and remotely, where
possible. This has been identified as a role that could work dynamically and,
if successful, your line manager will discuss these informal arrangements with
you. Please note that there is a general expectation that the successful
candidate will spend the majority of time working on the University campus
(further information is available here).
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