Job offer in england Part-time Service User Researcher at Lancaster University

Lancaster University – Division of Health Research – Spectrum Centre for Mental Health Research

Interview Date: 22 May 2017

Lancaster University has a world-class reputation as a centre for excellence in teaching and research. It is in the top 1 per cent of universities in the world and highly ranked in each of the UKs major university league tables. The Division of Health Research (DHR) within Lancaster University’s Faculty of Health and Medicine is seeking to appoint a Service User Researcher to join an innovative department with a high quality research active environment.

We are looking for a service user researcher to contribute to our programme of psychological research into bipolar disorder, psychosis and related conditions including both service users and relatives’ perspectives. The Spectrum Centre (led by Professor Steve Jones and Professor Fiona Lobban) has an international reputation for excellence in its work in developing, evaluating and implementing new psychological interventions (face to face and digital) for severe mental health issues.

You will participate fully in the research activities of the Centre including talking and working with clinical and voluntary services. Experience of mental health services, an interest in research and good interpersonal skills are essential. Prior research experience would be desirable.

If you are an energetic, dynamic, self-directed and committed individual with an interest in mental health research then we welcome your application.

The Faculty provides a research environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee, promoting a healthy work-life balance. We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis, as well as the Athena SWAN Charter, which recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address gender equality in higher education and research.

This is a part-time post for 22 hours per week.

Informal enquires are welcome and should be made to Professor Steven Jones, Co-Director Spectrum Centre for Mental Health Research, email:

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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