Research Associate on Adolescent Mental Health and Development in the Digital World Project

University of Oxford
Department of Computer Science

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WorkplaceOxford, South East England, UK
UK date and time: 20-September-2021 17:47

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Research Associate on Adolescent Mental Health and Development in the Digital World Project

This role is an opportunity to join the Responsible Technology Institute at Oxford, and to work on one of its new multi-institution projects - Adolescent Mental Health and Development in the Digital World. The project focuses on harnessing the potential of digital technology to support adolescent mental health and wellbeing and provide a safe and supportive, digital environment to tackle the unmet need arising from mental health disorders in young people aged 10-24 years old. 

 In this role you will develop methodological protocols, co-design a training intervention programme, and carry out both qualitative and quantitative research. You will assist with stakeholder engagement activities, contribute to wider project planning, and co-ordinate activities across the project’s collaborators. You will bring a keen interest in supporting young people, and some knowledge of Responsible Innovation. As part of the Responsible Technology Institute you will engage with international networks and industrial partners, collaborating on the direction of the Institute’s research and working with colleagues to deliver its aims and objectives.

The ideal candidate will have a doctorate in Computer Science, Social Science, Artificial Intelligence or a related discipline; familiarity with Responsible Innovation; expertise interacting with professional stakeholders in research projects; and experience of qualitative and quantitative research studies.

Whilst the role is a grade 7 position, we would be willing to consider candidates with potential but less experience who are seeking a development opportunity, for which an initial appointment would be at grade 6 (£29,614 - £35,326 p.a.) with the responsibilities adjusted accordingly (for Grade 6, you would be expected to hold a Masters in computer science, or related discipline (or be close to completion). This would be discussed with applicants at interview/appointment where appropriate.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 15 October 2021. Interviews are expected to be held on the second half of October 2021.

Previous applicants need not re-apply.

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