Senior Researcher - Health Behaviours

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

October 5, 2022

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Senior Researcher - Health Behaviours

Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences

This is an exciting 3 year post with a possible extension to 5 years. The post will be a key member of the leadership of NIHR Oxford Health Biomedical Research Centre Preventing Multimorbidities theme.

The postholder will lead the subtheme on developing new interventions for people with mental illness to prevent the development of multimorbidity, primarily through intervening on the big four preventable risk factors (smoking, diet and obesity, physical activity). In particular, the theme is seeking to understand the coincidence of mental illness and adverse health behaviour by looking for common causes of both and creating behavioural interventions that address these underlying causes, thereby improving both mental health as well as changing health behaviours. You will be supported by a research assistant and an extended team of colleagues across the BRC.

The successful applicant will have significant knowledge of either working to improve outcomes for people with mental illness or of behavioural interventions, with proven skills in study design and research methods to meaningfully contribute to and provide day to day leadership of the programme of research.

The post is embedded in the thriving Health Behaviours team https: // www. phc.ox.ac.uk/research/research-themes/health-behaviours- theme/health-behaviours in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences. The team work on interventions to prevent or treat ill-health by intervening on diet, obesity, and smoking. We have a strong track record of applied research that can benefit patients and lead to changes in the health system. Applicants should also expect to play a substantive role in the development of the wider research team and enhance the integration of our research will colleagues across the university. We expect the post holder to maintain and extend productive relationships with academic collaborators elsewhere and with industry and policymakers as appropriate. We are committed to involving members of the public in all stages of our work and the postholder will receive training, support, and resources to do so. We also offer a wide range of other training opportunities for researchers building their career in applied health sciences.

The successful applicant will have a background in research on mental health and/or behavioural science. For a full list of responsibilities and selection criteria, please view the job description.

You will be based at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Radcliffe Primary Care Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG.

The post is available full-time and is fixed term until November 2025.

Applications should include a CV and a letter of application outlining how their background will complement our work programme.

The closing date for applications is midday on 5th October 2022.

Interviews will be held shortly after.

“Committed to equality and valuing diversity”.

Contact Person : Vacancy ID : 160316 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 05-Oct-2022 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 8 Contact Email : Salary (£) : £43,414 to £51,805 per annum, with discretionary range to £56,592 per annum

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