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Postdoc in Glasgow: Agent Based Modelling, school social networks and mental health

You will contribute to the SOCITS project: A socially situated systems approach to youth mental health, working with principal investigator, Dr Mark McCann, and an interdisciplinary team from the University of Glasgow, MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, College of Social Sciences, School of Psychology and Neuroscience, and the Mental Health Foundation.

The successful candidate will develop Agent Based Models of positive and negative social interactions in secondary schools, and how these relate to experiences of stress, loneliness, mental health stigma, and mental wellbeing. The postdoc will work with Corinna Elsenbroich and Emily Long as part of the ABM work package, collaborate with Youth Advisor Investigators and researchers conducting qualitative interviews, participate in multidisciplinary systems workshops with young people, and work with quantitative social network analysts and experts in Situated Assessment Methods collecting new data as part of the project. The project will involve developing and delivering advanced training in the SOCITS methodology.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Perform the following activities in conjunction with and under the guidance of the Principal/Co Investigators:

  1. Plan and conduct assigned research individually or jointly in accordance with the project deliverables and project/group/School/College research strategy.
  2. Document research output including model documentation, analysis and interpretation of all data, maintaining records and databases, drafting technical/progress reports and papers as appropriate.
  3. Develop and enhance your research profile and reputation and that of The University of Glasgow/School/Research Group, including contributing to publications of international quality in high profile/quality refereed journals, enhancing the research impact in terms of economic/societal benefit, and gathering indicators of esteem.
  4. Contribute to the presentation of work at international and national conferences, at internal and external seminars, colloquia and workshops to develop and enhance our research profile.
  5. Contribute to the identification of potential funding sources and to assist in the development of proposals to secure funding from internal and external bodies to support future research.
  6. Collaborate with colleagues and participate in team/ group/ meetings/ seminars/ workshops across the research Group/School/College/University and wider community.
  7. Contribute to the organisation, supervision, mentoring and training of undergraduate and/or postgraduate students and less experienced members of the project team to ensure their effective development.
  8. Carry out modest Teaching activities [e.g. demonstrating] and associated admin as assigned by the Head of School and in consultation with Principal Investigator.
  9. Keep up to date with current knowledge and recent advances in the field/discipline.
    10.Engage in continuing professional development activities as appropriate.
    11.Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Head of School/Director of Research Institute.
  10. Contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan, World Changers Together.


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