Research Fellow

London (Greater) (GB)
£48,737 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
10 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
31 Aug 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job description

This is an exciting opportunity to be the site Research Co-ordinator in the CONNECT study. This is a multi-site Wellcome Trust funded project which aims to identify relapse signatures using active and passive digital monitoring and data collection methods. The post holder will manage all aspects of the project for the study site; liaise with the local and national project leads, researchers, patient and public contributors, and the co-ordinating centre; as well as managing two research assistants. Candidates with an interest in digital mental health and serious mental health problems would be particularly encouraged.  


Candidates should have research management experience, understand mixed-methods studies, skills in psychological assessment, demonstrable project management skills, and excellent interpersonal and communication skills. The successful applicant will join the Psychology Department.  


This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract until 31st March 2027 

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



Key responsibilities

•         Be responsible for co-ordinating and managing all aspects of the KCL study site, under direct supervision of the KCL principal investigator(s), Professor Dame Til Wykes and Dr Matteo Cella  

•         Ability to work independently 

•         Work closely with the Manchester-based Project Manager, the other study site research co-ordinators, and supervise two full-time equivalent research workers 

•         Manage the research project with the responsibility for ensuring effective processes are in place for governance, ethics, recruitment, assessments and procedures, data entry and data management for the site 

•         Oversee the day-to-day supervision, training and management of site research workers and ensure they achieve the target recruitment and follow-up assessments 

•         Promote and co-ordinate recruitment of participants for the study site from partner NHS Trusts  

•         Undertake protocol-based assessments, including self-report measures, rating scales, semi-structured interviews with service users and healthcare professionals, and extraction of relevant data from medical records  

•         Monitor data quality including reliability checks and ensure data are recorded and stored in accordance with study procedures and following Good Clinical Practice standards and ethical procedures  

•         Prepare reports and other documents for project meetings  

•         Actively participate in multi-disciplinary meetings, steering groups, Involvement and other forums as appropriate  

•         Work alongside the project team across all sites in a collegiate manner  

•         Support and promote patient and public involvement across the whole project 

•         Work flexibly for the benefit of the project and as required 

•         Travel to different sites where appropriate  

•         Comply with departmental policies concerning security, safety and patient confidentiality and to ensure that procedures are carried out with the safe systems work 

•         To undertake administration tasks, necessary training and/or development  

•         Any other duties commensurate with the grade of the post as directed by the line manager 


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. A degree (2:1 or above) in a relevant field  
  2. Postgraduate research experience including a post-graduate degree in the Psychology field (preferably a PhD or equivalent, or about to obtain a PhD) and/or extensive clinical research management experience 
  3. Experience with mixed-methods studies in a mental health setting 
  4. IT skills (SPSS or equivalent statistical package, Nvivo qualitative data software) 
  5. Skills in psychological assessment, administration and scoring 
  6. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work with colleagues at all levels 
  7. Understanding of confidentiality and protocols for ethics and data protection 
  8. Demonstrable project management skills 
  9. Ability to use initiative to efficiently plan, optimise and progress projects 
  10. Excellent organisation skills and demonstrable initiative 
  11. Proven ability to work effectively as a team member 
  12. Proven time management skills including the ability to adhere to agreed timelines 

Desirable criteria

1.       Experience of developing research  

2.       Experience with, and commitment to, patient and public engagement and non-academic dissemination of research study findings

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