Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Updated: 13 days ago
Location: Exeter, ENGLAND
Deadline: 13 Jan 2022

College of Medicine and Health

This full-time post is available from 1st March 2022 on a fixed term basis until 30th April 2023 in the first instance (with possible extension to 30th April 2026).

Summary of the role

The College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to support delivery of the NIHR-funded programme of research, ImPROving GROUP Treatment for People with Severe Obesity (the “PROGROUP” programme). In this role you will take a lead role in supporting the PROGROUP team in optimising, delivering and evaluating the PROGROUP intervention.

The research programme seeks to better understand current services for people with severe obesity, and will investigate whether a new group-based behavioural intervention (“PROGROUP”) is more effective and cost-effective than usual care at helping managing this condition.  This role offers an exceptional, ambitious researcher with interests and experience in the field of behaviour change the opportunity to work on a large, multi-disciplinary project with potential to fundamentally impact the behavioural treatment of severe obesity.

About You

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification/experience in social/health psychology or a related field of study. Candidates with demonstrable expertise in the field of behaviour change are particularly encouraged to apply.

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The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university in the top 200 of universities worldwide. We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, and have achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017. We have over 22,000 students and 4600 staff from 180 different countries and have been rated the WhatUni2017 International Student Choice. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today, with 98% of our research rated as being of international quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. 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.

What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon

Further information

Please contact Dr Mark Tarrant (email m.tarrant@exeter.ac.uk ) or Professor Jon Pinkney (jonathan.pinkney@plymouth.ac.uk ) (joint-Chief Investigators).

We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.


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