Postdoctoral Research Associate in Mental Health in Colombia (Fixed term for 30 months)

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 04 Mar 2021

Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative research, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student experience. With a turnover in excess of £170 million, over 10,000 students and a total staff of approximately 2000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects and promotes world-class research.  Further information can be found at .

The successful candidate will contribute to an exciting ESRC funded project entitled A Participatory Psychosocial Care Approach to Mental Health in Colombia (PPC-Colombia). PPC-Colombia consortium comprises a multidisciplinary team of researchers (Social and Health Psychology. Sociology, and Political Science) who will collaborate to develop a sustainable therapeutic intervention model grounded in state-level, communal, and individual resources to provide mental health support to the victims of the Colombian Conflict.

You will be part of a team researching and designing participatory, community-based mental health interventions for the victims of the Colombian conflict, also contributing to the analysis and integration of several existing datasets. You will work closely with a wide range of project stakeholders including academic partners, NGOS, policymakers, and community groups in the Montes de Maria region and will disseminate the project findings through publications in high quality journals and conferences.

The successful candidate will have a PhD (or be close to completion) in an appropriate subject area such as social or clinical psychology along with experience of using mixed methods (multivariate statistics, Structural equation modelling, experimental designs, and qualitative methods).

This role could be undertaken remotely with meetings over the Internet if the circumstances require and there is the potential for part time working (0.5 FTE). Fluency in Spanish is desirable as the successful candidate will undertake substantial amount of fieldwork in Colombia and will communicate with the members of the Colombian team.

Informal enquires can be made to Dr Huseyin Cakal, PI on the project via .

Keele University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN charter, and values equality and diversity across our workforce.  We strive to ensure that our workforce is representative of broader society, and therefore, we would actively welcome applications from women for this role.  

The University is committed to operating flexible working practices wherever possible. 

Keele University values equality and diversity across our workforce and to ensuring our staff community is reflective of the diversity of our student population. In support of these commitments the University welcomes applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles.

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