Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow (My First 1000 Days project)

University of Leeds
February 18, 2024
Offerd Salary:£37,099 - £44,263
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Contract Type:Fixed Term (To 28 Fe
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Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow (My First 1000 Days project)

Research Fellow G7: £37,099 - £44,263

Senior Research Fellow G8: £45,585 - £54,395

School of Psychology

My First 1000 Days project

Are you interested in improving the long-term development and life chances of children born into disadvantaged communities? Do you have knowledge and experience of working on feasibility studies?

We are recruiting a Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow to work on the ‘My First 1000 Days' project, a project aimed at improving the long-term development and life chances of children born into some of Britain's most disadvantaged communities. Funded by a substantial donation from an individual donor, the project will harness expertise from research groups across the University and work with a range of regional and international partners. This project has differing workstreams that represent a holistic approach to the crucial first 1000 days of a child's life. The project will determine the feasibility of implementing group care with new mothers/fathers/ caregivers and their 0–2-year-olds in Leeds. It is anticipated that the project outcomes will influence and inform national policy, especially around how supporting early parenting can impact language and cognitive development, healthy behaviours, and support the flourishing of disabled children.

You will be responsible for the My First 1000 Days research activities which will include conducting a situational analysis, setting up and implementing a feasibility study, and undertaking qualitative and quantitative evaluations.

What we offer in return

  • 26 days holiday plus approx.16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed (including Christmas) – that's 42 days a year!
  • Generous pension scheme plus life assurance
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team, and self-development courses including languages, Creative Writing, Wellbeing Therapies
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available
  • And much more!

    To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

    Professor Jason Halford Email: [email protected] OR Dr Shirley-Anne Paul Email: [email protected]

    Additional Information Working at Leeds

    We are a campus based community and regular interaction with campus is an expectation of all roles in line with academic and service needs and the requirements of the role. We are also open to discussing flexible working arrangements. To find out more about the benefits of working at the University and what it is like to live and work in the Leeds area visit our Working at Leeds information page.

    Our University

    At the University of Leeds, we are committed to providing a culture of inclusion, respect and equity of opportunity that attracts, supports, and retains the best students and staff from all backgrounds. Whatever role we recruit for we are always striving to increase the diversity of our community, which each individual helps enrich and cultivate. As an international research-intensive university, we welcome students and staff from all walks of life. We foster an inclusive environment where all can flourish and prosper, and we are proud of our strong commitment to student education.

    Location: Leeds - Main Campus

    Faculty/Service: Faculty of Medicine & Health School/Institute: School of Psychology Category: Research Grade: Grade 8 Salary: £45,585 to £54,395 per annum Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Fixed Term (To 28 February 2026) Release Date: Friday 19 January 2024 Closing Date: Sunday 18 February 2024 Reference: MHPSY1119

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