Research Assistant, School of Health and Social Care

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Grade 4, £26,715 - £31,865 per annum
31 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
14 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Application closing date: 14/11/2019
Salary: Grade 4, £26,715 - £31,865 per annum
Package: Excellent benefits package

Job description

Further your Research Career with Edinburgh Napier University 

CSO grant named Decision making Capacity: Intervention Development & Evaluation in Schizophrenia-spectrum disorder.

We are currently looking for a Research Assistant to join our School of Health & Social Care on a full time basis for 16 months. You will be working closely with PI Paul Hutton based at Edinburgh Napier University.

We aim to create research opportunities that develop talent and solutions that really work and matter in today's and tomorrow's world. Our GBP 60 million, purpose built science and health campus in Sighthill houses industry grade equipment which allows our students to develop expert analytical and technical skills. It is for reasons such as this we are ranked number one in the UK for nurturing student talent.

The role

The post-holder will join the DEC:IDES (Decision-making Capacity: Intervention Development & Evaluation in Schizophrenia-spectrum disorder) trial. DEC:IDES is funded by the Chief Scientist Office and aims to assess the feasibility of conducting an 'Umbrella' trial (i.e., multiple concurrent randomised controlled trials) of psychological interventions to improve treatment decision making capacity in people with psychosis. DEC:IDES is running in three UK sites; Lothian, Bury and Lancashire.

The post-holder will work with the Chief Investigator (Dr Paul Hutton), the NHS Lothian Principal Investigator (Dr Sean Harper) and the Trial Manager to raise awareness of the trial in Scotland, liaise with referrers, acquire consent from participants, conduct research assessments, and contribute to the general running of DEC:IDES.

This is a full-time (1.0 FTE) fixed-term (16 months) position, however we will consider applications from individuals who prefer a part-time (0.5 FTE) position (please state your preference on your application form).

Who we are looking for

The post will offer experience of engaging individuals with psychosis, clinical research assessment, NHS services and working as part of a clinical trial. It would be particularly suited to individuals interested in pursuing a career in clinical psychology or clinical research.

Essential requirements:

  • Undergraduate Degree in relevant area 
  • Experience of working with people with mental health difficulties, in either a voluntary, clinical or research capacity.
  • Experience of using SPSS or other statistical software packages.

Desirable attributes:

  • Experience of working with people with complex and/or severe mental health problems, in either a voluntary, clinical or research capacity

To know more about this exciting opportunity please click here to view the role profile.

Benefits we offer

In return, we offer a great working environment where we support ambition, recognise achievement and offer an attractive benefit package. This includes generous pension scheme, professional development opportunities, discounted access to onsite sports facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts

Salary: Grade 4, GBP 26,715 - GBP 31,865 per annum 

Additional Information

Closing date: 14TH November (midnight GMT)
Interviews: w/c 25Th November

The University is committed to inclusion, demonstrated through our work in respect of our diversity awards and accreditations (Advance HE's Athena SWAN Charter) and holds Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status. More details can be found here.