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Current opportunities 

Research Assistant/ Research Fellow in Behaviour Change

Closing date for applications: Sunday 01 December (23:59 UK time)

An exciting opportunity exists for a highly motivated researcher with an interest in behaviour change, maternal health and ehealth/mhealth to work on the 'Primary prevention of maternal ANaemia to avoid preterm Delivery and other Adverse outcomes' (PANDA) programme of research. The CBC will be leading workstreams 1 (intervention development) and 3 (process evaluation), as well intervention piloting during workstream 2.

We are recruiting for one Research Assistant/Research Fellow post to work on this project funded for three years in the first instance with a start date of April 2020. Interviews are likely to be held in December 2019.

For more information and to view the job spec visit the UCL vacancy portal.


Research Fellow in Implementation Science

Closing date: Wednesday 11 December (23:59 UK time)

We are recruiting for a highly motivated researcher with an interest in behaviour change, global health, maternal health, implementation science, and/or health services research to work on the E-MTOVE programme of research. This programme is led by the University of Birmingham and the CBC will be contributing to the formative research, development and piloting of the implementation co-intervention strategy, and the process evaluation alongside the cluster-RCT. Given the mixed-methods nature of the planned research this post would suit someone with strong and demonstable qualitative and quantitative research skills and experience of systematic reviews. This post is funded for three-years in the first instance reporting to the CBC's Research Lead Dr Fabiana Lorencatto, with a preferred start date of March-April 2020. Interviews are likely to be held for this post in December 2019.

For more information on the post, to view the job description and apply, please visit the UCL vacancy portal.


Call for Expressions of Interest

Expressions of interest are invited from suitably experienced researchers and practitioners who are interested in casual, contract work with the UCL Centre for Behaviour Change.

We are currently accepting expressions of interest for opportunities that may arise to help the Centre meet the demand of services in the activities of research, teaching and training and consultancy.

Key requirements for all roles

  • MSc in Behaviour Change or a closely related discipline (e.g. health psychology, economics, anthropology, sociology, health services research)
  • Demonstrated experience in literature reviews (systematic, narrative, rapid)
  • Qualitative research
  • Quantitative research
  • Experience in coding using behaviour change frameworks and tools
  • Ability to submit ethics applications to university, health and government organisations
  • Excellent time management and organisation skills
  • Experience of using the Behaviour Change Wheel Framework and associated tools (COM-B, TDF, Intervention, and Policy Functions, Behaviour Change Technique Taxonomy) in research, teaching, training and consultancy capacity

To submit your expression of interest please email behaviourchange@ucl.ac.uk with the subject heading 'Expression of Interest' with the following:

  • CV
  • covering letter describing the activity would would like to be considered for (research, training and consultancy)

Please note that candidates can submit an expression of interest for more that one activity in the covering letter. Due to the ongoing demand for our services there is no closing date. We have short-term opportunities available for immediate start and would strongly encourage interested and available candidates to submit as soon as possible.

To view the job spec for this role, please see here:

For questions, please contract behaviourchange@ucl.ac.uk.


Student and Traineeships

There are no studentships currently available.


Other opportunities

Research Fellow, Department of Behavioural Science and Health, University College London

Closing date for applications: Monday 02 December 2019

An opening exists for a Research Fellow to work within the UCL Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group at UCL. The successful candidate will be expected to provide academic leadership on a randomized controlled trial evaluating the effectiveness of the Drink Less smartphone app, collecting and analysing data, and the writing of relevant research papers. The duration of this post is three years. For more infromation visit: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BVZ659/research-fellow-in-behavioural-science

Research Fellow (Trial Manager), Department of Behavioural Science and Health, University College London

Closing date for applications: Friday 22 November 2019

An opening exists for a full-time Trialist to work within the UCL Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group at UCL. The successful candidate will be expected to primarily co-ordinate and manage the day-to-day running of a randomized controlled trial evaluating the effectiveness of the Drink Less smartphone app. For more information visit: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BVZ860/research-fellow-trial-manager


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