Research Project Support Officer in Bangor Apply

Location: Bangor

Salary: Hidden

Recruiter: Bangor University

Date Advertised: 2021-11-26

Job NumberBU02652 School/DepartmentSchool of Human and Behavioural Sciences Grade6 Contract Durationavailable until 30/06/2022 Responsible toProfessor of Cognitive Neuroscience Purpose of the JobThe post is funded by a Development Pathway Funding Scheme (DPFS) award from the Medical Research Council to complete an experimental medicine study of the cognitive and emotional effects of a novel lithium-mimetic drug in healthy adult volunteers. The results of the study could lay the foundations for clinical trials involving clinical populations with mood disorders and addictions. The award is held jointly by a team consisting Oxford University, Bangor University and the University of British Columbia. Main Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe purpose of the post is to support the conduct of an experimental medicine study, under the direction Prof Robert Rogers of the School of Human and Behavioural Sciences.Joining a team, the appointee will be responsible for: Running an experimental medicine protocol in healthy adult volunteers.Supporting the study organisation and scheduling of study visits to the research lab.Assisting in screening and enrolment of study participants.Data collation, scoring checking and analysis.Participation in research seminars and dissemination of our findings.Assist in liaising with ethics committees, drug manufacturers and clinical colleagues.To assist and support the financial management of the project. Other Duties and Responsibilities• To participate in performance review and developmental activities.• To comply with University equal opportunities policies, Dignity at Work and Study Policy, the University’s Welsh Language Policy and the Welsh Language Standards.• To have a general and legal duty of care in relation to health, safety and wellbeing and must take all reasonable steps to ensure a safe and healthy working environment for him/herself and for other members of staff, students and visitors affected by his/her actions or inactions. The post holder is also required to comply with all applicable health and safety policies, procedures and risk assessments.• To comply with relevant legal and financial policies and procedures and be aware of their responsibilities in terms of the legal requirements of their posts. Person SpecificationQualifications/TrainingEssential Undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in psychology, sports, health and/or medical sciences or a related discipline. Desirable PhD degree in a psychology or another relevant subject; candidates should have at least submitted their PhD thesis. Experience/KnowledgeEssential At least some experience in laboratory psychological, sports science or health science research with healthy volunteers or patients.Clear evidence of an interest in cognitive neuroscience. Desirable Experience of mental health, pharmacology or neuroscience research.Experience in roles involving dealing with the public and/or local communities. Skills/AbilitiesEssential Ability to present verbal and written information in a variety of situations , formats. Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative. Good organisation and administrative abilities; prioritising and work to deadlines.Good computer skills, including MS Office, Powerpoint, Excel.Good analytical skills, ability to analyse numerical data and present results.Valid and current driving license or ability to travel as needed to successfully undertake the duties of the post. Desirable • Experience with experimental software (e.g. PsychoPy) or statistical modelling software such as ‘R’.Ability to communicate through the medium of Welsh. (If applicants are not able to speak / write in Welsh at present, there are many opportunities to learn if the successful candidate wishes to do so.). GeneralThe University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds. We strive to develop a workforce from all sections of the community regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, trans identity, relationship status, religion or belief, caring responsibilities, or age. We promote and facilitate the use of the Welsh language through our progressive Welsh Language Policy. We comply with the Welsh Language Standards and are committed to equality of opportunity. You are welcome to apply for any job in English or Welsh and all applications submitted will be treated equally.We are a member of Advance HE's Athena SWAN Gender Equality charter and hold a Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to and progress towards gender equality within the University's policies, practices, and culture. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.All members of staff have a duty to ensure their actions are in line with the overall environmental aims of the University and minimise their environmental impact.All offers are made subject to proof of eligibility to work in the UK and receipt of satisfactory references. All candidates must meet the requirements of UK ‘right to work’ requirements *** If you require Home Office permission to work in the UK, or need to switch your visa status in order to take this job we recommend you use the following link to information about the routes into employment and to check eligibility requirements: Please note that we are unable to employ anyone who does not have the right to live and work in the UK legally. When applying for this post you will be required to explain the basis upon which you believe you will be able to live and work in the UK legally on the commencement date of the role should your application be successful.Candidates should also note that they may be required to apply for an ATAS certificate (Academic Approval Technology Scheme) from the Counter-Proliferation and Arms Control Centre of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office before being able to apply for a visa - Please note that, in the event of applications being received from candidates on the University's Redeployment Register with a reasonable skills match to the post specification, these applicants will be given prior consideration.
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