Early Career Research Lectureship

Published on 08/06/2017

The University of Lincoln is enjoying an exciting period of expansion and is seeking to further support and develop research in the school through the creation of a 3-year Early Career Research Lectureship. This post is to work within the expanding developmental psychopathology team headed by Professor Alina Rodriguez

The University would welcome applications from researchers whose research interests overlap closely with areas related to Developmental Origins of Health and Disease.  The School of Psychology is seeking a highly motivated individual to work collaboratively with Prof Rodriguez as an Early Career Research Lecturer to support and develop existing research themes, including: 1) developmental psychopathology 2) neurodevelopment 3) growth and obesity and 4) maternal well-being and stress/depression. Studies aim to identify causal risk factors for poor development in children (infants and school children) and to understand the impact of the social environment. Specifically, the projects look to identify causal risk factors that are amenable to change and can be translated into public health policy or intervention. The research has a life course perspective and examines the distinctive impacts of the prenatal and postnatal environments in programming developmental trajectories.

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic researcher to contribute to the development of life course epidemiology at the School of Psychology and University of Lincoln. Candidates should have a strong recent publication record of outputs suitable for submission to future Research Excellence Framework assessments and a clear strategy for future external funding applications.

The School of Psychology is expanding and will shortly relocate to a purpose-built building on the Brayford Pool campus. Based at the heart of the beautiful, historic city of Lincoln you will join a friendly and thriving department with an outstanding reputation for student experience and rising reputation for excellence in research. The most recent Research Excellence Framework judged 90% of the University's research to be of international significance with much of its work having outstanding levels of real world impact. The University strongly values the development of early career researchers and supports their progression by ensuring low teaching and administrative loads and provision of mentoring support. It also supports the progress and advancement of women in science and the School was recently awarded an Athena SWAN Bronze award.

For further information please email Professor Alina Rodriguez or apply here. The closing date is Tuesday 27th June 2017.

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