KINGS COLLEGE LONDON

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Location
London (Greater) (GB)
Salary
£46,934 – £55,299 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
Posted
28 Feb 2022
End of advertisement period
14 Mar 2022
Ref
042306
Job Type
Research Related
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Job description

We are looking to appoint a postdoctoral research associate to coordinate work package 2 of RADAR-AD (Remote Assessment of Disease and Relapse in Alzheimer’s Disease), an IMI2 project and to support the PI in coordinating with other work package leads and the KCL administration. In addition, the post holder will have a key role in supporting the data analytics team including feature extraction, data monitoring, data QC, and data prccessing. The post holder will also work with the clinical trial team at OAP and facilitate recruitment and assessment of patients and participants to the trial. 

This post will be offered on an a fixed-term contract for 1 year 

This is a full-time post

Key responsibilities

  • To coordinate the implementation of RADAR-AD, ensuring synergy between different strands of the project, and facilitating effective communication and collaboration between team members. 
  • To ensure the successful conduct and completion of the work package 2, and participating in the other WPs ensuring a smooth and efficient link between the WPs. 
  • To be involved in all aspects of project planning, data acquisition, analysis and report writing. 
  • To have a key role in the collection, QC, monitoring, and processing of data from the digital devices 
  • Collaborating actively and developing positive working relationships with RADAR-AD partners and internal KCL departments (eg EU Office, R&D) 
  • Support and actively supervise the OAP staff in data collection for Tier 1 and Tier 2 clinical trial 
  • To assist the PI for the programme in coordination between themes, in particular identifying early and acting upon any barriers to progress. 
  • Contributing to wider RADAR-AD project meetings. 
  • Responsibility for day-to-day decision making within parameters set by the PI 
  • Problem-solving and rapid response to emerging issues. 
  • Working effectively as a research team member, contributing to positive team working relationships, co-ordinating work scheduled, ensuring achievements of project deadlines and regularly attending meetings. 
  • Lead on pre-processing of the cohort data to enable its use in data modelling 
  • Input into intermediate statistical modelling of the trajectories of cognitive and functional decline. 
  • To contribute, as required, to other activities or studies, and occasionally perform other general tasks as they arise, such as admin tasks, data entry, or data collection. 
  • To participate in departmental meetings and seminars. 
  • This role may involve overseas travel 

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.  

Skills, knowledge, and experience

Essential criteria  

1.       PhD awarded or near completion in a relevant subject [health, psychology or related fields]  

2.       Experience and excellent skills and knowledge in digital technologies and their clinical use 

3.       Experience in collecting, monitoring and processing of digital data 

4.       Experience writing high quality written reports 

5.       Good knowledge of statistical modelling techniques  

6.       Strong quantitative analysis skills 

7.       Strong database skills 

8.       Experience of writing for publication in peer reviewed journals 

Desirable criteria

  1. Knowledge of age-related cognitive and psychiatric disorders 
  2. Experience of working on projects involving European partners 
  3. Experience of project managing a complex multi-site project 
  4. Experience involving patients and carers in research 
  5. Experience of working with mental/physical health professional

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