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Research Assistant

Psychological Interventions

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £31,412 to £33,314 per annum pro rata (0.6 FTE)
Fixed Term
Post Type:  Part Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Monday 05 December 2022
Reference:  086222

We are looking to employ someone with an interest in CBT to undertake a part-time fixed-term Research Assistant Psychologist role. This post will support the exciting expansion of the specialised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) pathway at Surrey, which has been accredited by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). This specialist pathway runs alongside the PsychD in Clinical Psychology, to enable a subgroup of trainees to be eligible for BABCP Level 2 accreditation upon graduating from the course. The University of Surrey is one of the leading courses at the forefront of Clinical Psychology programmes who have developed such a pathway. 

The post holder will work closely with the CBT Pathway Lead and various stakeholders, including the wider course team. The successful applicant will be involved in supporting academic and clinical aspects of the pathway. The programme team have been actively working with colleagues to develop ways to decolonise the curriculum. This post offers an opportunity to join the team to contribute to how we change CBT training and practice to reflect the needs of our communities locally and nationally. In addition to this, the post holder will have opportunities to support service evaluation activities related to the pathway and the dissemination of these projects.  

The PsychD Clinical Psychology Programme is also advertising another Research Assistant role 0.4 FTE (ref: 086222) so there are two new exciting roles available to support the team in delivering innovative contemporary initiatives on the programme. This is being advertised as a part time role but if you are interested in applying for both roles so as to make this a full time position please state this clearly on your application.  

Applicants will typically need to have a 2.1 degree in psychology, be confident in the use of quantitative and qualitative research or evaluation methodologies as well as self-assurance in their written and oral communication skills so that they are able to engage in sensitive topics of conversations,and liaise within and outside the programme. The posts will provide an opportunity to work with a team of applied psychologists with a range of specialist interests and expertise who respect and value one another, are advocates for lifelong learning, and embrace change.  

These post/s would particularly suit those with an aspiration to become a Clinical Psychologist, or an interest in pursuing an academic career. This is an exciting time to join the programme as you will influence and create impact. Do consider joining us and if you would like further information about the post, please do contact us using the contact details provided below. 

Further information about the University and the School of Psychology can be found at   

For an informal discussion or more information about these roles, please contact: 

Lucy Hale (Senior Lecturer and CBT Pathway Lead) regarding the CBT pathway role:

If you would like more general information about the School please contact Mary John, Head of Department of Psychological Interventions: 

Interviews will be held on 12th December 2022 (TBC)


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In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.






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