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If you are planning to apply for a position within the Psychiatry Department, please read the information below on the application process. Please note all applications close at 12.00 midday.

Current Vacancies 



 Internship:  Voices, Power & Attitudes Investigator £11.81 per hour  – Closing date 10am Monday 12th of October

 We would like to appoint a full time Voices, Power & Attitudes Investigator (37.5 hour week) to work in an internship role for 3 months within the Emerging Minds team within the growing TOPIC group (The Oxford Psychological Interventions in Childhood and adolescence), led by Professor Cathy Cresswell. 

 The Emerging Minds Network is a mental health research network funded by UK Research and Innovation.  Our vision is to see the number of children and young people who experience mental health problems halved within 20 years. We are fostering research collaborations, across sectors and disciplines, focusing on mental health promotion, prevention and early treatment for children and young people. 

 In 2020/ 21 we will be focusing particularly on our ‘Voices, Power & Attitudes’ research challenge which has been identified as a priority by young people and those who support them.  We will be aiming to encourage our network to answer the following research questions, with a particular focus on racism:

-          How does being heard or involved in social action impact on children & young people’s mental health?

-          How do societal attitudes and structures affect children and young people’s mental health?

-          How can societal attitudes and/ or structures be changed in ways that will benefit children and young people’s mental health? 

 This internship role will focus on support gathering of existing evidence on questions above and identify gaps/ priorities for research to address.  This will involve supporting with virtual events, which will bring together experts in the field, reviewing existing research to explore what researchers have already published on this topic and helping to share the findings of both in the form of public reports.

You should have an interest in children and young people’s mental health, some experience of carrying out research and an undergraduate degree.

We can offer the opportunity to work alongside experienced researchers and other professionals in a world class university setting.  You will have the chance to develop your research and communication skills and deepen your knowledge of children & young people’s mental health.  You will also have a chance to work closely with and make connections with experts in the charity sector, those with lived experience of mental health difficulties and/ or racism, policy makers and practitioners.

 For enquiries and application, please contact Emily Lloyd

 For further details on the post and the application process please click here.

Application Process

All applications for our vacancies are made on line through the University of Oxford jobs website and only in very exceptional circumstances can we receive applications via other means.  If you have a disability or other compelling reason that prevents you submitting an application on line please email our recruitment team at for advice.

Due to the additional work it creates and in fairness to other applicants, we are unable to accept late applications, so please make sure you are aware of the application deadline and submit yours in plenty of time.  All posts close promptly at noon on the closing date (and remember to allow for technical hitches, which seem to occur at the most inconvenient moment!)

Please follow the link in the posted advert to see further particulars and to apply.   As part of your application, you will be required to upload the documents below:

1. A Curriculum Vitae, (for most posts, but not required for posts at grades 1-5 as a fuller on-line application form is completed)

2. A letter of application/supporting statement.

Should you experience any difficulties using the online application system, please email  who will be able to advise you on how to proceed with your online application.   Alternatively  you can follow the 'Help' link on the left-hand side of the page at any time.   Please note this will open in a separate window.

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Please be aware that for some positions we receive a high volume of applications and, although we do try to give feedback to unsuccessful candidates when requested, we are not always able to give individual feedback to applicants who are not shortlisted for interview.  We shortlist candidates based on the selection criteria that you will find towards the end of the job description