CRiB Study Research Assistant

London (Greater) (GB)
£33, 114, including London Weighting Allowance
08 Dec 2021
End of advertisement period
08 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job description

The post holder will join the Centre for Affective Disorders at King’s College London, led by Professor Allan Young. The post holder will have a leading role in carrying out an exciting new randomised controlled trial of a psychological therapy for people with bipolar disorders. 


This will primarily involve recruiting participants, conducting clinical and cognitive assessments, managing data and there may also be an opportunity for delivering the therapeutic intervention.  


The post holder will work with the rest of the trial team, including the trial manager (post’s line manager), other researchers and Professor Allan Young who is the Chief Investigator. Professor Young is the director of the Centre for Affective Disorders at The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN) and the Head of the School of Academic Psychiatry. 


The role will be based at the IoPPN in Denmark Hill, South London.This post will be offered on an a fixed-term contract until the 30th June 2024 

This is a full-time post - 100% full time equivalent


Key responsibilities

•         Identifying, screening, recruiting, and assessing research participants in the Cognitive Remediation in Bipolar-2 study 

•         Data collection and management in accordance with data protection guidelines and relevant study SOP’s 

•         Undertaking the necessary administrative and organizational duties in accordance with trial protocols (including, but not limited to, interaction with research participants and efficiently scheduling appointments, collaborative working with other researchers in the team, ensuring accurate and consistent record keeping) 

•         To ensure the successful conduct and completion of the trial in compliance with Good Clinical Practice and working to the trial’s targets. 

•         Assurance that personal and confidential information is restricted to those entitled to know  

•         Contribute to the preparation and publication of data, reports and information, ensuring that these meet legislative, contractual and ethical requirements  

•         To contribute, as required, to other activities internal or external to this research study. These activities will be appropriate to the grate as directed by the Chief Investigator and/or Trial Manager.  


Skills, knowledge, and experience Essential criteria  

•         Good first degree in a relevant subject 

•         Evidence of continued professional / educational development 

•         Experience of recruiting and interviewing research participants 

•         Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team and motivating others  

•         Experience of working independently, using initiative, and seeking input where appropriate 

•         Excellent written and spoken communication skills 

•         Knowledge of ethics and research governance procedures 

•         High level of organisational skills, problem solving and planning 

•         Self-motivated, with a robust work ethic 


Desirable criteria


•         Post-graduate degree in a relevant subject 

•         Good Clinical Practice training 

•         Experience of data analysis using statistical software 

•         Experience of report / paper writing 

•         Clinical trials or clinical research experience conducted adhering to Good Clinical Practice, Research Governance and Data Protection legal framework 

•         Demonstrate flair, enthusiasm, innovation, and leadership when faced with challenges 

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