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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Mental Health

School of Pharmacy

Location:  Lincoln
Salary:   From £34,304 per annum
Please note, this post is full time at 1.0 FTE and fixed term until 30 September 2022
Closing Date:   Tuesday 04 January 2022
Interview Date:   Tuesday 01 February 2022
Reference:  COS829A

An exciting research opportunity to develop a new mental health service!

The School of Pharmacy at the University of Lincoln have been successful in securing research funding from the NIHR to undertake a development and feasibility study. This is an innovative project that addresses to barriers to care for people in distress. The “Lifeguard” study will develop a response service for people in danger from suicidal ideation or domestic abuse to seek help from community pharmacies.

The postholder will work closely within a strong and supportive academic team, and with our external partners and networks on this project. We are looking for a candidate with a PhD, who has experience of practice-based research methods, and has a genuine interest in improving access to care for people with mental health or social problems. Familiarity with feasibility studies would be an advantage. 

This is a fixed-term post until 30.09.22. The post is with the School of Pharmacy and will be supervised by the Head of School who is the PI for the project. The postholder will also work alongside the Lincoln International Institute for Rural Health and the new Lincoln Clinical Trials Unit. This is an exciting postdoctoral development opportunity for an experienced researcher who wishes to make a real-world difference to people in distress.

For further information please contact Dr Josie Solomon, Head of School of Pharmacy –

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