Research Assistant

London (GB)
(£)34804 to 36914
Wednesday, 21 October 2020
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 18 November 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Assistant (7 months Fixed Term Maternity Cover)

Reference Number 60031554
Location Northampton Square
School / Service School of Health Sciences
Department Health Services Research & Management
Contract Duration Fixed Term
Hours Full-time
Salary Range (£)34804 to 36914


Founded in 1894, City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 20,000 students (over 40% postgraduate level) from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last decade, City has almost tripled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

Led by President, Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university.

The School of Health Sciences has an excellent record of multi-disciplinary applied health research with high impact. The assured study (Improving outcomes in patients who self-harm – Adapting and evaluating a brief psychological intervention in Emergency Departments) has been funded by the National Institute of Health Research to adapt and evaluate a brief psychological intervention to reduce self-harm in people presenting to Emergency Departments. The Research Assistant will work directly with the programme lead, Prof Rose McCabe and Dr Sally O’Keeffe, programme manager.


The project will recruit patients and mental health practitioners from NHS sites across England. The Research Assistant will play a key role in the pilot study which is currently underway in four Emergency Departments. This post will involve recruiting patients at participating Emergency Departments, obtaining consent and collecting outcome data.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will have degree in health or social science, or a related discipline. Applications are invited from candidates experienced in mixed methods studies in healthcare research. You will have excellent organisational skills to support the coordination of a complex multisite study and the ability to manage parallel tasks with tight deadlines.

Applications are invited from candidates experienced in research projects in mental health, sociology, psychology or medicine. You will need drive, enthusiasm and excellent communication skills.

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date for applications: 11.59pm 18th November 2020

Actively working to promote equal opportunity and diversity

Academic excellence for business and the professions

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