Research Assistant, Blizard Institute

London, United Kingdom
£31,054 to £33,615 per annum (Grade 4)
14 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
13 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department: Blizard Institute
Salary: £31,054 to £33,615 per annum (Grade 4)
Location: Whitechapel
Closing date: 14-Jul-2019


Blizard Institute

Centre for Primary Care and Public Health

Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry

Applications are invited for the role of Research Assistant the Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry, part of the Centre for Primary Care and Public Health in the Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London. The Blizard Institute is the largest institute of Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry and aims to deliver excellence in all aspects of research, teaching and clinical service.

The Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry conducts research on social interactions in mental health care, including developing and evaluating novel interventions, with a leading role in international collaborations.  In 2012 the Unit was designated as a WHO Collaborating Centre, the only one specifically for Mental Health Services Development in the world.  The Unit is headed by Professor Stefan Priebe and located at the Newham Centre for Mental Health.

The Researcher will work with Professor Priebe on an exciting new NIHR funded programme grant: Improving outcomes in patients who self-harm - Adapting and evaluating a brief pSychological inteRvention in Emergency Departments (ASsuRED).

The post is available immediately for two years in the first instance. 

The successful candidate will have a good degree in Psychology or a related discipline.  Applications are invited from candidates experienced in mixed methods studies in healthcare research. You will need drive, enthusiasm and excellent communication skills. You will have excellent organisational skills for the coordination of a complex multisite study and the ability to manage parallel tasks with tight deadlines.

The appointment is full time and fixed term for two years in the first instance, with the possibility of extension for a further three years, starting as soon as possible. Starting salary will be £31,054 to £33,615 per annum inclusive of London Allowance.  Benefits include 30 days annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Stefan Priebe at s.priebe@qmul.ac.uk or  +44 (0) 020 7540 4210.

Details about the school can be found at http://www.smd.qmul.ac.uk/ and the Unit for Social Psychiatry at https://www.qmul.ac.uk/socialpsych/

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below. The closing date for applications is 14 July 2019 and interviews will be held shortly thereafter.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

The School of Medicine and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science.

The School of Medicine holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award.  We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers.  We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support.  As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

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