Graduate Research Assistant

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Exeter, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 18 Mar 2020

College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Clinical Psychology, CEDAR

The College wishes to recruit a full time Graduate Research Assistant to support the work of Professors Paul Farrand and Catherine Gallop.

This full-time post is available from 4th May to the end of April 2021 on a fixed term basis.

About the role

The successful applicant will work on the development and research programme ‘Enhancing the Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Role’. This research programme will consist of two specific projects; Evaluating a Low-Intensity CBT Strength-Based Resiliency Intervention for the NHS IAPT Mental Health Workforce and Widening Participation into Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner roles.

The post will include working across the South West region to deliver training to support the resiliency intervention, undertake quantitative research to examine pre-post and follow-up outcomes, qualitative acceptability interviews, systematic reviews, mapping academic and training pathways into mental health roles, liaison with providers of vocational qualifications and apprenticeship training, attendance at stakeholder meetings and administration support to the project team.  The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.

About you

Applicants will possess a relevant MSc, PhD, or possess an equivalent qualification/experience related to LICBT practice and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established development and research programmes.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

Our research income in recent years means we’re fastest growing UK Research University and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework) and we encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Exeter is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City. 

With over 22,000 students and 5,500 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.
We offer some fantastic benefits including:

- 41 days leave per year
- options for flexible working
- numerous discounts at leading retailers
- onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
- sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
- stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

The closing date for completed applications is 18th March.  Interviews are expected to take place in the week commencing 30th March.

For further information please contact Professor Paul Farrand, e-mail

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