Post Doctoral Research Associate

£44,265 - £44,265

Job Description

We are looking to appoint a Post-doctoral Researcher to work within the King’s Centre for Military Health Research (KCMHR). KCMHR launched in 2004 and is directed by Professor Sir Simon Wessely and Professor Nicola T. Fear. For more information, please see

The post holder will have previous knowledge of military populations and occupational health research experience. You will lead a systematic review on bullying among children and youth in miliary families which will include development of the protocol, registration with PROSPERO, review of abstracts, review of full articles, extraction and synthesis of relevant data and drafting of manuscripts.

The post holder will also lead an age-period-cohort analysis of a matched cohort study using administrative health data to study the impact of military service length, era of service and age at release on Veteran health services use and outcomes. This will include drafting a statistical analysis plan, liaising with ICES analysts and drafting of manuscripts.

The post holder will also be required to create a data linkage matrix that may be used to understand the impact that health outcomes may have on work outcomes.

You will join a friendly, supportive and collegial environment with a large range of opportunities for involvement in various research projects, supporting grant writing and student supervision and teaching.

The successful candidate will have completed (or nearly completed) a PhD within military research. You will be expected to work independently and in collaboration, present new ideas and contribute new insights, lead on the development of statistical analysis protocols, and interpret the findings. In addition, you will have experience of writing for publication and presenting research results to different audiences.

You will have a proactive and flexible approach to work with the willingness to undertake occasional travel.



  1. A PhD within the field of military populations

  2. Previous experience/qualification in the field of occupational health research


  1. A PhD within the field of military populations

  2. Previous experience/qualification in the field of occupational health research

  3. Demonstrable experience in research and good understanding of research methodology

  4. Excellent working knowledge of a range of statistical techniques

  5. Hands on experience working with complex, longitudinal administrative data and/or electronic health record data

  6. Experience completing systematic reviews

  7. Previous experience within the field of military health research

  8. Good organizational skills and the ability to work to project milestones/deadlines

  9. A track record of peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals

  10. Excellent verbal communication and presentation skills as evidenced by presentations at conferences, public meetings, seminars


An exciting opportunity exists for an assistant to work on the internally funded pilot study “Identity, Security and Integration of Gurkha migrants in the UK: A social anchoring perspective” at the School of Social Professions and Social Sciences at London Metropolitan University.

The successful candidate will assist for 70 hours (in total) in the internally funded project from March 2024 to June 2024.

The pilot project aims to explore the lives and lived experience of one of the newest migrant groups in Britain, Nepali Gurkhas. In particular, this research helps unfold how Gurkha migrants make sense of their ‘new home’, their own sense of being, connect to different social spaces and access to migrant capitals in a host society/country. The research outputs will involve submission of an external grant proposal and stakeholder engagement workshop.

The Research Assistant would be expected to undertake a range of duties, including the following:

 1.Conduct research

  • Assist in the planning and implementation of specific research activities, as directed;

  • Undertake literature searches on migration, gender and existing institutional structures, strategies, and practices for integration of Gurkha migrants in UK;

  • Assist in data collection and analysis.


2. Presentation of findings


3. University/School profile

  • As appropriate, liaise with relevant internal and external contacts/organisations in related areas of study.



Postgraduate level with experience in gathering relevant information.


  1. Relevant experience

Understanding research processes.

In order to be shortlisted you must demonstrate that you meet all the essential criteria and as many of the desirable criteria as possible. Where we have a large number of applications (long list) which meet all of the essential criteria, we will then use the desirable criteria to produce a short list.

This role is to support the delivery of focus group and conduct additional tasks related to the DrinksRation project. 

This is a closed advert. 


MSc or above


Experience on conducting focus groups

Experience on academic publishing 

Knowledge and understanding on mobile health

We are looking for people to participate in 1-hour research study interviews exploring the embedding of conversational AI in everyday products. We will begin by introducing you to one such AI-enabled product, giving you a chance to familiarise yourself with it. Afterwards, you'll have a discussion with a researcher about your thoughts on it. You don't need to have experience with AI-enabled products in the past. If you've participated in one of these interviews before then you unfortunately cannot participate again.

The interviews will take place on Wednesday Feb 21st between 10:00 and 17:00. All interviews will take place at Bush House on the Strand campus. Please researve a slot at before applying.