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Graduate Research Assistant or Postdoctoral Research Associate

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  • Job
    Full-time
    Entry Level
  • Research & Development

Requirements

  • For those applying at Graduate level, the successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.
  • Applicants will be educated to first degree level or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study or equivalent experience and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes.
  • The post-holder will support research in this groundbreaking area, by evaluating the efficacy of AI models (especially large language models [LLMs]) in capturing the nuances of therapist competencies and predicting client treatment outcomes, using existing real-world data from mental health treatment. Results will be summarised for internal and external dissemination. s. Your contributions will be pivotal in shaping this research agenda, with the work being shared both within our research community and beyond.
  • For those applying at Postdoctoral level, the successful applicant will, in addition to the above, possess a relevant PhD (or nearing completion) or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes.

Responsibilities

  • Use ML/AI to characterise and evaluate models of mental health provider skill/competency and predict optimal treatment performance indicators.
  • Drive a step-change in scalable mental health provision using AI systems to create novel workforce efficiencies. We will utilise ML/AI to ensure rapid, cost-effective, high-impact workforce solutions to international gaps in specialist mental health providers.
  • Facilitate information exchange. We will share information between our established national and international channels. These include policymakers, NGO’s, international partners, private companies, and the broader public.

FAQs

What is the main focus of this role as a Graduate Research Assistant or Postdoctoral Research Associate?

The main focus of this role is to pioneer the intersection of Generative AI and behavioural science in order to transform mental health care. The goal is to leverage cutting-edge AI models to refine and elevate the efficiency of mental health interventions.

What are the objectives of the research team at the PATH-AI Group?

The objectives of the PATH-AI Group are two-fold: to study how AI systems can optimise mental health training and support, and to harmonise AI models with human treatment delivery to produce an ethical, widely acceptable, and scalable treatment model.

Who are the members of the PATH-AI Group?

The PATH-AI Group consists of an international team of leading mental health researchers and clinicians from institutions such as Exeter, HSCR, Oxford, Bristol, UCLA, and Harvard.

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The University of Exeter is an educational institution that provides a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs across various disciplines. The university's primary focus is on delivering high-quality education, conducting research, and contributing to the academic and professional development of its students. With a commitment to academic excellence, the University of Exeter aims to be a leading institution in the UK and globally, fostering a dynamic learning environment. Their core purpose is to provide students with a well-rounded and intellectually stimulating education, preparing them for successful careers and active participation in society. Through teaching, research, and community engagement, the university seeks to make a positive impact on individuals and society at large.