Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Clinical Psychology

Job Title: Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Clinical Psychology
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Hatfield
Salary: £33,797 - £40,322 pro rata
Job Published: September 24, 2020 09:23

Job Description

Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Clinical Psychology

Hatfield, University of Hertfordshire

£33,797 - £40,322 pro rata per annum dependent on skills and experience

0.4 or 0.5fte (working either 14.8 or 18.5 hours per week)

2-year fixed term

Ref: 29515

The University of Hertfordshire Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Team are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and highly motivated Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Clinical Psychology to join the team.

The Psychology, Sport and Geography Department is one of the foremost amongst the new universities in teaching and research. The successful applicant will work as part of a friendly, ambitious and enterprising team who deliver excellent training and continue to develop the programme in innovative and creative ways. The programme is committed to social justice and anti-racist practice. 

Main duties and responsibilities

You will support the DClinPsy team to strengthen the impact and dissemination potential of the programme’s research streams as well as to support the implementation of our research decolonising action plan. This will include the development of participatory action research approaches to research on the programme. 

In addition to these specific roles, you will contribute to the research strand of the programme, including marking, teaching, attendance at meetings and the supervision of trainees’ Major Research Projects and Service Evaluation Projects.

The post assumes that the appointee will, in addition to working on the programme, undertake clinical work in order to maintain their professional registration. As a Research Fellow you will also take an active part in the life of the School and University, seek external funding as appropriate, and share the research outcomes. 

Skills and experience

You will bring experience with both quantitative and qualitative research methods, ideally with knowledge of Participatory Action approaches. You will share the University and programme values and be committed to the decolonising work of the University. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, good IT skills and proficiency in English.  The ability to plan and manage your own activities, as well as initiative and flexibility with workload and team requirements, are essential. 

Qualifications required

You will recently have qualified with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. In addition to your undergraduate and post-graduate qualification in a relevant subject, you will have HCPC registration and be eligible for BPS Chartered status. 

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries:

Informal enquiries to the joint research leads on the DClinPsy Programme- Dr Lizette Nolte at or Dr Helen Ellis-Caird at 



The University may require that the successful applicant who is offered employment be subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure Barring Service after the appointment has started, depending on the nature of the research work.

Overseas applicants and UK applicants who have lived abroad

Successful applicants from overseas will be required to produce a criminal records check, or ‘Certificate of Good Character’, from any country in which they have been resident, consecutively or cumulatively, in the previous 10 years.

The University offers every individual the opportunity to succeed. We want our staff to represent multi-faceted life experiences, varied cultural heritage and to encourage cognitive diversity. We recognise that the field is not ‘level’ and want to actively address barriers to progression. Markers of success to date include a small gender pay gap within the School where this post sits (2%) and holding an Athena Swan Bronze Award. We also challenge stereotypes and partner with networks both within and outside of the University to enhance inclusion in the workplace. We wholeheartedly encourage applications from BAME and LGTBQ candidates, who are currently under-represented within the programme. 

We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave and discounted Sports Village memberships, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts 

To apply, please click the Apply Now button below.

Closing date: 8 October 2020.