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Pediatric Psycho-Oncology Professionals

Child and Adolescent Pain Behavior

University of Bath Prize Fellowship, University of Bath, United Kingdom

University of Bath Prize Fellows
Deadline for applications: June 11, 2012
University of Bath Prize Fellowships are an exceptional opportunity for outstanding post-doctoral researchers to develop their academic career in a supportive and well-resourced research environment.

Area 1: Child and Adolescent Pain Behaviour
The Fellow will join an excellent team of pain researchers who are internationally leading in behavioural science and pain. We have developed comprehensive assessment and treatment methods, and are working to improve our understanding of how chronic pain develops, is maintained, and why it becomes refractory to treatment.

We especially invite applications in key areas of adolescent pain such as:
 *   The assessment of pain and pain behavior
 *   The use of communication technology in education and behavior change
 *   Theoretical developments in models of coping with pain (including social and peer development)
 *   The improvement of treatment techniques
 *   Improvements in the self-management of everyday pain (including medication use).

The Fellow will be a member of the Centre for Pain Research and will be expected to be (or be eligible to be) a Pain in Child Health Trainee. The prize fellow will work with Professor Chris Eccleston and Dr Ed Keogh in the Centre for Pain Research but will reach across the Faculty and University and enhance collaboration with other groups, in particular in youth studies, in health technology innovation, in health behaviour, and in analgesic pharmacy practice.

For informal inquiries: Contact Chris Eccleston, E-mail:
The Fellows will be expected to pursue an independent programme of research, including publishing in top quality journals and securing external research grants.
The initial appointment will be to a fixed-term Research Fellow post with the expectation of transfer to a permanent lectureship at the end of year two, or exceptionally at the end of year three.

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