Research Associate Mental Health - King's College London

Vacancy Reference Number
Closing Date
17 Jul 2019
£37,412 to £39,484 per annum
Health Service and Population Research and Department of Global Health & Social Medicine, King's College London
Fixed term until March 2021

The overall purpose of the job is to contribute to implementing the College’s responsibilities for Coordination and Research under two international projects: the ESRC award ‘CHANCES: Poverty reduction, mental health and the chances of young people: understanding mechanisms through analyses from 6 low- and middle-income countries’, a collaborative project led by the LSE, in collaboration with partners in South Africa, Colombia and Brazil (75% FTE); and European Commission award “Mindmap: Promoting Mental Wellbeing in The Ageing Urban Population: Determinants, Policies and Interventions in European Cities” (25% FTE).

The post is full-time and the contract is until March 2021.

The job will be based across two departments and offer an interdisciplinary role between the Department of Health Service and Population Research (Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience) and the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine (Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy). The post will involve (a) harmonisation and extensive analysis of quantitative datasets to evaluate the relationships between poverty reduction programmes and mental health, using data from six low-and-middle-income countries; and (b) analysis of quantitative data to examine the impact of social and mental health policies on mental health and cognitive outcomes of older people living in cities. The post will be primarily based in London but will require occasional travel for meetings in Europe, Latin American and Africa.

Please note that this is a PhD level role but candidates who have submitted their thesis and are awaiting award of their PhDs will be considered. 

Contract Type: This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract until March 2021 

Contract Term:

This is a full time post - 100% full time equivalent 

Selection process:

The selection process will include a test of quantitative analysis skills, presentation, and a panel interview. 


Ricardo Araya (, Mauricio Avendano ( & Crick Lund ( 

Application details:

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Contact Details

Ricardo Araya:
Mauricio Avendano:
Crick Lund: